France Suspends Transit Rules for UK Nationals Living In EU
France has suspended Covid restrictions, which would have prevented UK nationals living in an EU country from transiting through the country by road on their way home.
The move came after a number of travel companies including Eurotunnel and P&O Ferries warned passengers on Thursday that their return journeys could be blocked.
France still has stringent restrictions in place for UK arrivals, barring entry unless there is a compelling reason.
This was thought to include EU residents travelling through the country en-route to their country of residence, but new rules published on Tuesday said that would not be the case.
Following clarification from the French interior ministry, a UK government spokesperson said: “The French authorities have confirmed that British nationals will face no additional restrictions while travelling through the holiday period.
“British nationals who are currently in the UK, but resident in the EU, will be able to return to their home through France over the New Year period without disruption. We remain in close contact with the French authorities and will update our own travel advice with the latest information.”