World closes borders to Britain

Trucks stopped, passengers stranded, and Christmas was essentially canceled.
As the UK battles a new, more contagious strain of the coronavirus, Russia, India, Canada and Hong Kong have joined the growing number of countries to cut off travel to the UK, resulting in visitors rushing home and Brits - like the student Brodie - rush back.
"It was almost like a ticking time bomb because we didn't know if it was going to close immediately or when it was going to close. I think we've seen more EU countries announcing that they will introduce restrictions so we didn't know if it would would go now or later, but we are very grateful that we can go. "
France has closed its border to not only UK arrivals but also trucks, closed one of the main trade routes with mainland Europe and increased the prospect of food shortages in the UK.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the UK is well positioned for disruption thanks to preparations already underway for the end of the Brexit transition period on December 31.
But UK supermarkets like Sainsbury's said that if transport links weren't quickly restored, bottlenecks would arise within days.
On Saturday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposed stricter restrictions on millions of people in England less than a week before Christmas.
People rushed to the train stations to travel home before it went into effect.
Johnson said there was no evidence that the new variant, which is said to be up to 70% more contagious, was more deadly or caused a more severe disease.
Shapps said the UK is simply seeing what is already at large in other countries.
"We noticed that first, but we already know that the cases have been found in continental Europe and other countries, including countries that have, for example, banned travel in the Netherlands, actually much higher case rates per 100,000 than in the UK right now."
The global alarm was reflected in the financial markets.
European stocks plummeted, and travel and leisure stocks took the brunt of the pain.
And the British pound fell 2.5% against the dollar.
Video transcript
Trucks stopped, passengers stranded and Christmas was essentially canceled as the UK battled a new, contagious strain of the coronavirus. Russia, India, Canada and Hong Kong have joined the growing number of countries to cut off travel to the UK, leading to visitors rushing home and Brits like the student Brodie charging back.
- Almost like a ticking time bomb, because we didn't know whether it would close immediately or when. I think we've seen more EU countries announce that they will be lowering their restrictions. So we didn't know whether it would work now or later. In order to--
- France has closed its border not only to arrivals from the UK but also to trucks to close one of the main trade routes with mainland Europe and increase the prospect of food shortages in the UK. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the UK is well positioned for disruption thanks to preparations already underway for the end of the Brexit transition period on December 31. However, UK supermarkets like Sainsbury's said that if transport links weren't restored quickly, bottlenecks would arise within days. On Saturday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposed stricter restrictions on millions of people in England less than a week before Christmas. People then rushed to train stations to travel home before it went into effect.
BORIS JOHNSON: We have this new variant ...
- Johnson said there was no evidence that the new variant, which is said to be up to 70% more contagious, was more deadly or caused a more serious illness.
Grant Shaps: There are ...
- Shapps said the UK is simply seeing what is already at large in other countries.
GRANT SHAPPS: We noticed this first, but we already know the cases have been found in continental Europe and other countries, including countries that have banned travel. In the Netherlands, for example, there are actually much higher case rates per 100,000.
- The global alarm was also reflected in the financial markets. European stocks plummeted, and travel and leisure stocks took the brunt of the pain. And the British pound fell 2.5% against the dollar.

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