21 Dec 2020

More than 40 countries ban UK arrivals over Covid variant

Political Editor

More countries have imposed travel restrictions on arrivals from the UK to protect themselves against the new variant of the coronavirus.

Freight travel across the Channel to France remains on hold this evening, but Boris Johnson says French President Emmanuel Macron is keen to sort out a solution in the next few hours.

The UK government’s chief scientific adviser has warned that the easy spread of the mutated virus means more measures are likely to be needed across the country.