THE RHA has confirmed that the UK-French border has reopened for accompanied freight services and some passenger services. However, this is on the proviso that everyone travelling from the UK into France is able to show proof of a negative Coronavirus test, taken within the previous 72 hours. France will only admit those travelling for urgent reasons, including hauliers, French citizens, and British citizens with French residency.
All truck drivers, regardless of nationality, will require a lateral flow test which can detect the new strain of Covid-19 and return results in approximately 30 minutes. Manston Airfield will remain the main testing centre for hauliers.
The result will be communicated to the driver via text message or email, identifying them via their number plate.