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French government bans Brits who live in the EU to drive through France as they’re ‘considered third country citizens’

by LLB political Reporter
30th Dec 21 12:13 pm

The Channel Tunnel train operator has announced that Brits who live in the EU are now banned from driving through France to their homes in other European countries.

Eurotunnel Le Shuttle issued an “urgent update” on Wednesday night which says, “Following a French government decision, on 28/12/2021, unless they hold French residency, British citizens are now considered third country citizens and can no longer transit France by road to reach their country of residence in the EU.”

Eurotunnel added that it is “unable to answer individual questions regarding the new requirements.”

The company are advising passengers to look at the French embassy’s website in the UK, but since the 20 December no new travel information has been updated.

The UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office updated its travel advice for France to state, “The French government have indicated that UK nationals travelling from the UK who are not resident in France will not be permitted to transit France to return to their country of residence unless they are travelling by air.

“We are urgently seeking further clarification from the French government, and in the meantime advise UK nationals returning to other European countries via France to check with their carrier before travelling.”

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