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Britain’s transport secretary, Grant Shapps,  announces plans to allow travel to a ‘green list’ of destinations to enable summer holidays to go ahead. Photograph: Tolga Akmen-WPA Pool/Getty

Portugal and Israel are among a dozen countries which have been placed on England’s first ever “green list”, allowing people to go abroad from May 17t(...)

Talk of a bridge or tunnel being built between Britain and Northern Ireland ‘is ultimately a road to nowhere’, Alliance MLA Andrew Muir said. File image: iStock.

British prime minister Boris Johnson’s decision to drive forward with the idea of a bridge or tunnel between Northern Ireland and Britain has provoked(...)

Passengers walk through the arrivals hall after landing at at Terminal Two Heathrow Airport, London. File photograph: Getty Images

Travellers from across South America have been banned from entering the UK amid growing concerns about a mutant coronavirus strain which has emerged i(...)

A sign for Covid-19 test results at London Stansted Airport, UK, on Friday. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Northern Ireland is to require incoming travellers to undertake pre-departure testing for Covid-19. British transport secretary Grant Shapps has alre(...)

British army soldiers delivering Covid-19 tests to a lorry drivers on the M20 in Kent. Photograph: Cpl Nicholas Egan RAF/Ministry of Defence/Crown Copyright/PA Wire

Thousands more lorries have been allowed to cross the English Channel after being held at the border on Christmas Day, but hauliers have warned “it’s (...)

The DFDS Seaways ferry Cote des Dunes, loaded with freight lorries, departs from the Port of Dover, Kent, on Christmas Eve. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

Transportation of lorries from Dover to France across the English Channel has resumed on Thursday after drivers returned negative Covid-19 test result(...)

Lorries parked on the runway at Manston airport, waiting to cross the English Channel. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty

France will reopen its borders to passengers from England on Wednesday, as the European Commission called on EU member states to lift travel restricti(...)

Lorries on the M20 in Kent following the closure of the  port of Dover  after the French government announced  it would  not accept any passengers from the UK.   Photograph:  Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Boris Johnson has said he hopes freight movements across the English Channel will soon return to normal after he discussed with President Emmanuel Mac(...)

Britain’s chief negotiator David Frost leaves the UK ambassadors residence in Brussels on Monday.  Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AP Photo

A UK minister has rejected calls for the Brexit transition period to be extended due to the coronavirus crisis and ongoing uncertainty about trade tal(...)

 Travellers at Kings Cross St Pancras train station queue to board trains to Paris on Sunday. Photograph: EPA

For many of the Irish living in London the new Tier-4 restrictions announced on Saturday, coupled with the “stay at home” order, did not prompt a chan(...)

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