Military to test lorry drivers as Channel crossings set to resume – The Times

Britain’s borders reopened last night after France appeared to have been left isolated by the European Commission.

After a day of intensive talks President Macron agreed to a new testing regime to ensure that goods can flow across the Channel.

Britons and citizens of other nations will be able to travel to the European Union but only after producing a negative PCR test for the coronavirus, which can take up to 72 hours to give a result. They will be granted access for “essential” travel only. The move came as ministers were expected to agree today that more areas of Britain will be moved into the toughest Tier 4 restrictions as soon as Boxing Day.

A Bulgarian man sits under a shelter on the promenade at the port entrance in Dover

A Bulgarian man sits under a shelter on the promenade at the port entrance in Dover

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Military personnel and health officials will be deployed in Kent