Justin Trudeau bans flights from UK to Canada
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mentioned all flights from the UK are to be banned from getting into for the subsequent 72 hours.
He tweeted: “This afternoon, I convened a gathering with the Incident Response Group. We centered on the brand new variant of Covid-19 recognized within the UK, and we’ve got determined to implement new border restrictions so as to maintain you – and other people proper throughout the nation – secure.
“At midnight tonight, and for the subsequent 72 hours, all flights from the UK will likely be prohibited from getting into Canada. Passengers who arrived at present are topic to secondary screening and enhanced measures.”
Operation Stack implements lorry queue for Channel Tunnel
Operation Stack is being carried out on the coastbound carriageway of the M20 between Junctions 9 and 11, Kent Police mentioned at midnight.
The pressure mentioned it was “a contingency measure following the French authorities’s announcement it won’t settle for any passengers arriving from the UK for the subsequent 48 hours, and the next closures of the Port of Dover and Channel Tunnel”.
Operation Stack is the place elements of the M20 are used to queue lorries travelling in direction of the continent, to keep away from inflicting gridlock throughout Kent’s street community.