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France keen to ‘sort out’ UK travel ban within hours, says PM
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France keen to ‘sort out’ UK travel ban within hours, says PM

    Emmanuel Macron has said that he wants to sort out the ban on traffic from the UK within the next few hours, Boris Johnson said after a phone call with the French president. Mr Johnson described his conversation with Mr Macron as “excellent”, but gave no details on what relaxation the French president might introduce to restrictions which have blocked freight and passenger transport over the Channel. The phone call came around seven hours after French transport minister Jean-Baptiste Djellaba said that a new health protocol would be agreed within hours to permit the resumption of movements from the UK. The delay suggested that expected progress had not been made. France’s block was announced late on Sunday in response to the UK’s announcement of the discovery of a ...