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Ferry firms raise alarm bells over covid test cancellation

[ March 26, 2021   //   ]

Brittany Ferries and DFDS have written to French President Emmanuel Macron complaining about the UK’s decision to abolish Covid tests for drivers returning from Britain to France if they have spent less than 48 hours in the country. They say that it puts sea and shore workers at serious risk at a time when the virus is spreading in Europe.

They have also called for its employees to be given priority vaccination, in view of the likely increased risks as passenger traffic starts to resume.