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Government issues advice for drivers passing through Calais

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The Government has issued an update regarding the situation in Calais, following industrial action.

Cross-Channel services (including Eurostar) have resumed after industrial action by MyFerry Link workers at the Port of Calais and Eurotunnel in Coquelles. However, there may be further travel disruption at short notice.

A spokesman said the government is working closely with the French authorities to minimise the impact of any further disruption. 

A spokesman said: "If further disruption occurs, cross-Channel passengers planning to travel through Calais and Coquelles are advised to check online with their travel operator."

Information about alternative routes and operators is available via this interactive map.

They added: "Border Force put its well-rehearsed and practised contingency plans into operation to ensure security is maintained during this period of disruption to cross-Channel services and as they return to normal.

"We have deployed additional Border Force staff and sniffer dogs in northern France as well as bolstering screening checks at Dover for both tourist and freight vehicles. This is on top of already rigorous border controls, which include 100% freight screening at Coquelles and Calais."

Additional guidance is available on the gov.uk website.

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