Trains between London, Brussels and Amsterdam will not run on Monday (December 21), Eurostar announced, after several European countries placed new restrictions on travel to and from the United Kingdom.
The European countries placed the restrictions on Sunday (December 20) due to concern over a new strain of the coronavirus that is spreading rapidly there.
Belgium said it would close its borders to trains and planes coming from the United Kingdom and the Netherlands also suspended flights. Italy said it was planning a similar ban.
Germany could also impose restrictions on flights from the United Kingdom and South Africa – which has also detected a new coronavirus strain, a German Health Ministry official said.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and scientists announced on Saturday (December 19) that the new virus strain had led to spiraling infection numbers.
Eurostar said trains will continue on the Paris route but for residents in areas with Tier 4 restrictions, ”you should check the government advice about your eligibility to travel.”
(Production: Natasa Bansagi)