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Bikers in Dover: "Bad food and drink, toilets not working, virus tests not being done - we want to go home at Christmas but nobody cares" Foreigner

Bikers in Dover: “Bad food and drink, toilets not working, virus tests not being done – we want to go home at Christmas but nobody cares” Foreigner

There is great frustration among drivers who are now waiting in the UK for two or three days to cross the English Channel to France.

This is the most important food trade route in the UK. According to British authorities, about 4,000 trucks have been stranded in Dover and at various locations in Kent.

Approximately 700-800 cars parked along the highway from London to Kent. Another 3,000 people have been stopped at Manston Airport where drivers can be tested for coronavirus.

France has blocked shipments due to the rapidly spreading type of coronavirus that was found in the United Kingdom. A number of other countries have also closed their borders with the United Kingdom.

Many are sad

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and despair is awesome in the big car park in Dover with so many trucks parked.

Comments are given among the waiting people.

– No one cares. We are getting almost no food and very little water, the toilets are dirty and not working properly. They promise us virus tests, but nothing happens.

Drivers sit in their trucks and burst into anger and frustration.


Trucks parked at you are waiting for the green light for further travel across the English Channel to France
The trucks are parked while you are waiting to be transported to France
Bild: Agence France-Presse
UK, trucks, blockade, police, Coronavirus, COVID-19

The tests cannot be done quickly

However, France and the United Kingdom agreed that drivers who can show a recent negative COVID-19 test can take the ferry to Calais on the French side.

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Test arrangements are taking time, and in addition, preparations for Brexit are also in full swing at the start of the year, when the transition period ends.

Several drivers came to the UK to deliver goods to companies wanting to replenish their stocks before the UK finally leaves the EU on December 31st.

Anger is building among truck drivers as they finally realize that they will never be home for Christmas.

Police are trying to maintain order at the port of Dover 23.12.2020

Police are trying to maintain order at the port of Dover 23.12.2020
Bild: Agence France-Presse
UK, trucks, blockade, police, Coronavirus, COVID-19