DFDS and Stena Line hit by new restrictions after UK's Covid mutation

Ferry operators DFDS and Stena Line both feel the new restrictions imposed as a result of a British Covid-19 mutation that is more contagious. The Netherlands, France and Ireland have closed for UK passengers.

Photo: Ben Stansall/AFP / AFP

A new and more contagious version of the coronavirus, mutated in the UK, has prompted a number of countries to close the door on British inbound travelers.

Among these are the Netherlands, France and Ireland, all of which have banned travels from the UK, which will initially apply for a two-day period. This affects passenger traffic on some routes at ferry operators like Stena Line and DFDS, the carriers say.

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