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France and UK ease Covid-19 take a look at restrictions for truck drivers

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A truck drives towards the entrance to the Port of Dover, in the UK, on January 15, 2021.

A truck drives against the doorway to the Port of Dover, in the UK, on January 15, 2021. © John Sibley, Reuters (file picture)

Lorry drivers returning to France from Britain just isn’t going to now want to have a coronavirus take a look at if they’ve spent lower than 48 hours in the nation, UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps acknowledged on Sunday.

France demanded in December that lorry drivers travelling from Britain to France have to raise a detrimental Covid take a look at result to diminish the spread of a extra infectious coronavirus variant that had been show cloak in Kent in southeast England.

“I’ve agreed extra flexibility in checking out for hauliers travelling from the UK to France,” Shapps acknowledged on Twitter.

“From 11 p.m. (2300 GMT) tonight, lorries returning to France from UK having spent lower than 48 hours in the UK will no longer require a coronavirus take a look at.”

(REUTERS)

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