Imposing a coronavirus testing regime on lorry drivers crossing the English Channel “still means we will have delays at the border” and that UK supply chains will be hit, according to the Road Haulage Association (RHA).
Migrants hoping to enter the UK will be shown “hard-hitting” geo-targeted adverts via social media in a bid to deter people from making dangerous attempts via the English Channel.
More than 8,000 migrants have crossed the Channel to the UK in small boats this year.
Britain and France have signed a new agreement aimed at curbing the number of migrants crossing the English Channel in small boats.
More migrants have arrived in Dover on Friday bundled in blankets and foil against the brisk November chill.
The evolution of border security in and around the English Channel has been branded a “history of death” that has seen nearly 300 people lose their lives.
Looking out from Kingsdown beach on the south coast, a 140ft Border Force patrol cutter could be seen watching on as a migrant dinghy was towed along the shoreline.
Four members of a Kurdish-Iranian family died when their migrant boat sank on Tuesday.