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Eurotunnel finally reopens empty after being closed for 27 MONTHS due to Covid rules

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Eurotunnel finally reopens empty after being closed for 27 MONTHS due to Covid rules

  • Le Shuttle, with terminals in Folkestone and Calais, closed toilets in March 2020
  • The loos remained closed despite England lifting all travel restrictions for Covid
  • France lifted the legal obligation to wear masks on public transport on May 16

Eurotunnel passengers caught crossing the Channel can breathe a sigh of relief now that the toilets have reopened – after the Covid restrictions put in place 27 months ago were finally lifted.

Le Shuttle, which carries motorists between terminals in Folkestone and Calais, closed in March 2020 amid the onset of the pandemic.

Despite England lifting all Covid travel restrictions in March this year, the French operator of Eurotunnel kept toilets out during the 35-minute journey.

Eurotunnel passengers caught crossing the Channel can breathe a sigh of relief now that toilets are open again

Before the reopening, a disabled passenger said on Tripadvisor: ‘I can’t use the onboard toilets, apparently because of Covid.

“I have an internal pouch, so if I have to go to the toilet, that means now.”

France lifted most of its Covid restrictions in March, but did not abolish the legal requirement to wear masks on public transport until May 16.

Eurotunnel said last night: ‘Now that Covid travel restrictions have been lifted, we can reopen all usual terminal and inflight services to welcome customers.’

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