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As France sets to close their border at 11 pm tonight as part of their coronavirus safety measures, many businesses are panicking, as the ban includes freight vehicles.

Since the announcement, Eurotunnel has suspended services for passenger and freight traffic for the outlined 48hours. The Port of Dover has closed its ferry terminal for the UK to France and Eurostar is cancelling trains between London, Brussels, and Amsterdam.

URGENT: UK-France border closes 23:00 GMT tonight. Last shuttle UK-FR is 21:34 GMT, please check in on time. Access to UK site prohibited from 22:00 GMT.

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There will be Vivier trucks from all over Scotland heading in that direction, millions of pounds worth of seafood at the time of the most important market of the year the last one before Xmas, Jesus if BREXIT wasn’t going to put us out of business by Tuesday this week we will be

.@Foodanddrinkfed “Tonight’s suspension of accompanied freight traffic from UK to France has potential to cause serious disruption to UK Christmas fresh food supplies – and exports of UK food and drink…” putting off inbound truckers, concerned about being stuck in GB.

At Gatwick Airport on Sunday evening, flights to destinations across central and eastern Europe were packed with last-minute travellers trying to get home before bans on travel from the UK came into force.

Flights to Budapest, Sofia, Bucharest and Gdansk were departing shortly before 10 pm and were all busy, with many travellers rushing to the airport to catch the final flights as it became clear during the day that borders were closing.

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