Europe borders ban travel from UK

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Freight lorries drive on to a ferry before leaving from the Port of Dover, in Dover on the south coast of England on June 12, 2020. - Britain will apply "light-touch" border checks on goods from the European Union when the Brexit transition period ends this year so as to help firms hit by the coronavirus crisis, reports said Friday. Ministers have ditched plans to introduce a more rigorous regime following pressure from businesses struggling with the fallout from the pandemic, according to the Financial Times and the BBC. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to hold a emergency talks today after France banned travel from the UK in the wake of a new strain of the coronavirus.

Apart from disruption to passenger travel, a major concern is that food supplies could suffer.

Closure of the UK’s main shipping ports means that lorries and trucks have formed queues stretching for miles.

Germany and Italy have suspended air travel from the UK while train services through the Channel Tunnel to France have also been suspended.

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