Eurotunnel warns British residents in the EU not to drive into France owing to new French coronavirus restrictions.
An urgent notice posted on Getlink's website and Twitter account on Wednesday evening appeared to clarify that the French government had revised its travel guidelines.
“Following a French Government decision, British people are now deemed 3rd country residents and cannot transit France by road to reach their place of residence in the EU.”
Following an outbreak of Omicron in the UK, the French authorities increased travel restrictions on 18 December. From the UK, only “compelling reasons” are now allowed.
People who have their main residence in France or join it in transit through France are deemed to have a compelling motive to travel from the UK to France.
A residency permit, tax forms, or utility bills will be necessary for British nationals who reside in other EU countries like as Belgium, Germany, Spain, or Italy.
The French government has yet to officially declare the latest regulatory modification. The Eurotunnel statement claimed the prohibition did not apply to British citizens living in France or British citizens with dual nationality.