December 22nd local time, after the European Commission issued a proposal to resume the entry of British personnel, the French government decided that night to reopen the border to some people from the British side from the 23rd.
According to AFP, quoting the French Prime Minister’s Office, the people involved include citizens of France and other EU countries, British citizens with permanent residence rights in the European Union and third-party countries, provided that they have a negative test for COVID-19 nucleic acid or antigen within 72 hours of entry.
The French Minister of Transport also confirmed on social media that the aircraft, ships and Eurostar trains between Britain and France will also resume operation from the morning of the 23rd.
On the afternoon of the 20th local time, in response to the risk of the spread of the mutant virus in Britain, the French government held an emergency health defense conference.
After the meeting, French Prime Minister Castelle said on social media that the movement of people from the United Kingdom would be completely interrupted from 00:00 local time on the 21st. This measure lasts 48 hours and covers all modes of transportation.