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so has Italy now and more to follow. Seriously nobody should be travelling anywhere at the moment and I mean NOBODY!

Posted by
9083 posts

Eurostar from UK to Belgium also cancelled.

The BC is reporting that Germany and France are also considering bans regarding flights and trains.

Update: Austria has also banned flights.

Posted by
25 posts

There's a lot we don't know about the virus.

Here's one thing we do know: pretty much every country has consistently, and repeatedly, vastly underestimated it, and has failed to take adequate steps to combat its spread. Every time. Over and over.

"Too little, too late" seems to be how we roll. Will we ever learn?

Posted by
7213 posts

Let’s face it, all the governments are on a learning curve and any measures taken will be criticized by one group or another. Open up or shut down. It’s all loose-loose. This is a no-win situation. Except for the few governments that lie outright...the majority are trying and doing a balancing act.

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9083 posts

FYI......South Africa has also reported this new strain of the virus.

Posted by
24660 posts

now Ireland and Germany too

EU meeting tomorrow to develop a coordinated response.

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25 posts

According to BBC, so far it's Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium...Austria, Bulgaria, and Turkey...I may have missed a couple, and more are to come surely.

When Turkey is turning people away, that's quite something.

Posted by
696 posts

Add Sweden ,Kuwait and Switzerland.
Ireland looking to stop passenger ferries too.

Posted by
23 posts

This is making me think of, I think, an old newspaper headline “Fog in English Channel - Europe Cut Off”

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24660 posts

The port of Dover has been closed for 48 hours to outbound traffic as the French government have banned arrivals of trucks from the UK.

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7004 posts

The port of Dover has been closed for 48 hours to outbound traffic as the French government have banned arrivals of trucks from the UK.

Umm, Is that covid related or a dry run for Brexit?

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25 posts

Umm, Is that covid related or a dry run for Brexit?

From what I've read elsewhere, it seems that there has been some pre-Brexit stockpiling (probably going in both directions), there is probably also some routine increase of traffic around the holidays and before the end of a year. But I believe that France has now closed their ports to vessels coming from the UK on short notice because of this virus variation. Put that all together, it's going to be a mess that doesn't get sorted out quickly. Not an ideal time to be trying to get across the Channel.

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24660 posts

Resolution for rail, air and sea connections between France and the UK.

Truckers, French citizens, British nationals who live in France can travel with a recent negative test which can be a lateral flow test.

Posted by
4180 posts

We’re all clearly not yet out of the woods.

Britain doing the exiting, or exiting from Britain - challenges remain. Stay safe. Key word appears to be “stay.”