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Lorries are backed up along the M20 motorway in England after the port at Dover closed on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. Image Credit: New York Times

Paris: 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.