Trucks waiting to get out of Britain backed up for miles on Tuesday as France barred travel from the UK for 48 hours because of a new and seemingly more contagious strain of the coronavirus in England.
Some even had to line up at a former airfield close to the M20 highway that runs from London to the port of Dover as they waited for the barriers to reopen.
After a conversation Monday with French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he understood the reason for the new measures and expressed hope for a swift resumption in the free flow of traffic between the two countries.
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