Truckers can again enter France from UK if test COVID-negative

A person on a vehicle gestures towards a police officer while waiting to get on a ferry, in Dover

PARIS (Reuters) - French and foreign truckers can again enter France from Britain provided they have tested negative for COVID-19 in the 72 hours before entry, the French Transport Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

British authorities would provide testing facilities for truck drivers so that they can quickly get their results and drive to France, the ministry said. In the case of a positive test, drivers will have to isolate on British soil for 10 days, with accommodation provided by UK authorities, the statement said.

(Reporting by Geert De Clercq; Editing by Leslie Adler)