Daily cases hit new record as France set to ban UK tourists and Ireland moves to shut pubs early

Source: Eventing Standard


Long queues formed at the Port of Dover on Friday as thousands of travellers tried to get to France ahead of the country’s ban on UK tourists, which comes into force at 11pm.

Many brought their Christmas travel plans forward to avoid the new restrictions, which require UK citizens to have a “compelling reason” to enter France, with trips for tourism or business banned.

Meanwhile another Covid record was broken on Friday as the UK reported 93,045 new cases, more than 4,600 up on the previous high a day earlier.