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Port of Dover confirms opening of outgoing traffic. EU citizen of fishing allowed.

Covid, Brexit talks undecided,air flights ban to UK with lorries stuck the UK in short supply on the Chirstmas festival.

Britain was cut off from Europe for a second day Tuesday by air now by trucks to deliver goods.

3,000 lorry trucks remained stranded in southeastern England after France closed the border over fears of a potentially more contagious coronavirus variant.


British supermarkets warned of shortages of some goods just days before Christmas, and even if talks between the two nations result in the border being unsealed, the chaos will take days to resolve.


On Tuesday morning, police officers stood at the entrance of the English port of Dover with a large sign behind them that read “French Borders Closed.”
Police have instructed some drivers to get a coronavirus test at nearby Manston Airport in the hopes that a deal could be reached by the end of the day between French and British authorities.

In recent days, nearly 40 countries in Europe, Asia, South America and the Middle East have restricted travel from the UK, and in some cases also travel from other countries that have documented cases with the variant.
Drivers gather at the cordon blocking the entrance to the ferry terminal at the port of Dover in Kent, southeast England on Tuesday.


Drivers gather at the cordon blocking the entrance to the ferry terminal at the port of Dover in Kent, southeast England on Tuesday.
The French ban, which was imposed Sunday night, is the most significant because it includes restrictions on accompanied freight. The crossing between the English port of Dover and the French city of Calais is a major European trade artery, and the port of Dover handles around 17% of the UK’s goods imports.

There are almost 3,000 lorries stranded in Kent, a press officer for Kent County Council told CNN on Tuesday afternoon.
On the M20 motorway — a key gateway to the continent for freight trucks traveling in and out of the UK — there are 632 trucks and in the Manston Airport parking lot there are 2,188.
While drivers from Europe are not prohibited from entering the UK, fears are rising that hauliers will resist doing so for fear of not being able to return home, leading to food shortages.
Police patrol along the M20 motorway where freight traffic is parked whilst the port of Dover remains closed on Tuesday.
Police patrol along the M20 motorway where freight traffic is parked whilst the port of Dover remains closed on Tuesday.
The period leading up to Christmas is traditionally a busy time for trade, as fresh produce from Europe is imported for the festive period. On top of this, the UK is stockpiling ahead of the end of the Brexit transition period on December 31.

France has suspended transport links with Britain after a new Covid-19 variant emerged in southern England, adding to growing chaos at UK ports and giving the country a taste of the potential disruption to food and other vital supplies that could accompany a “no-deal” Brexit in just 10 days’ time.

Dozens of countries in Europe and around the world have halted flights from the United Kingdom, and the French government announced a 48-hour ban on truckers using ferry and rail routes from England to France after a potentially highly-infectious coronavirus mutation was blamed for a Christmas lockdown in London and the surrounding areas.
UK supermarkets and supply chain experts warned of potential shortages of some products if the French restrictions aren’t eased soon. The UK government held a crisis meeting Monday

On Monday, Sainsbury’s, one of the UK’s leading supermarket chains, said If nothing changes, there will be shortages of lettuce, some salad leaves, cauliflowers, broccoli and citrus fruit.
Meanwhile, the British government says it is providing food, drink and toilets for British truck drivers currently stuck in gridlock in the area surrounding the Eurotunnel.
Covid-19 isolation gives Britain chaos 40 countries ban flights.

Input Media agencies BBC CNN

By Naresh Sagar

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