Britain faced with vaccine delays after European countries ban flights, ferries and train travelling out of UK

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BRITAIN faces delays to food and the coronavirus vaccine after European countries banned flights, ferries and trains from the UK.

Boris Johnson will chair an emergency Cobra meeting tomorrow to discuss the ban on travel from the UK amid a new “mutant” coronavirus strain.

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Fears are growing in government tonight about the ban on UK freight entering France and mainland Europe.

Supermarket supplies could be hit with lorries stacked up at ports, experts fear.

France tonight slapped a 48-hour ban on all forms of transport from the UK.

A Number 10 spokesman said: “The Prime Minister will chair a COBRA meeting tomorrow to discuss the situation regarding international travel, in particular the steady flow of freight into and out of the UK.”

The Port of Dover has now closed to all traffic leaving the UK until further notice due to border restrictions in France.


A haulage industry boss told the BBC: “Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse.

“Disaster on top of disaster – I fear for supermarket supply chains”.

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