Hundreds of Trucks Lined Up Along Motorway Waiting to Enter Dover

Truck drivers were stranded in long lines along the M20 motorway just outside of Dover, England, on Wednesday, December 23.

Many have been stranded at the port town and along the motorway since Sunday, when the border with France was closed due to fears over a new coronavirus strain. Drivers were also stranded at Manston Airport.

The French government agreed to ease its travel ban from Wednesday, but travellers are required to have had a negative COVID-19 test.

Kent Online reported that a huge pop-up testing site had been readied at Manston Airport, but said there were no facilities at Dover, which remained “completely gridlocked.” Credit: Nick Owen via Storyful