Post-Brexit roadblocks in place in Kent

Emergency road measures to handle post-Brexit queues in Kent have been restarted by the government, in an attempt to cope with potential holiday traffic. They were set up despite Friday’s decision to further restrict cross-Channel travel to France.

Barriers on the M20 were erected over the weekend for Operation Brock, a decision taken on Thursday “in anticipation of increased international travel by car drivers from Monday”, according to Highways England.

Next weekend would normally be the busiest for passenger traffic at the ports, at the start of most school summer holidays, while tomorrow’s “freedom day” was expected to mean more traffic on the roads in Kent. However, demand could be further dampened by the UK government’s announcement that France would be excluded from the policy that allows vaccinated travellers to visit amber-list countries without quarantine on their return.


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