Lorry drivers waiting to cross into France have been told they can head to Dover instead of queuing at an overflow freight park.
Manston Airfield was being used to manage the huge number of hauliers stuck in Kent after France closed its borders.
This came, following the discovery of a fast-spreading mutant Covid-19 strain in the UK.
The move sparked chaos at the English Channel Crossing, with thousands of drivers left stranded in queues on Christmas Day.
The army was deployed to help manage the crisis after France said anyone entering from Britain must show proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken in the previous 72 hours.
Bed delivery Driver, Andy Malone from Luxury British Beds, who lives in Mijas Spain, told Global247news how well the Army action speeded up matters although he spent Christmas Day in line after several days waiting for a ferry crossing, he revealed:
“It was torture, to be honest, but at least the army turned up and relived the situation, I had been in Kent for nearly a week and missed Christmas in Mijas, I should have made my last run of deliveries and got back for Christmas Eve, but instead spent it in Kent, the girlfriend isn’t very happy” he laughed.
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