A growing number of countries are stepping up restrictions on travel to and from the United Kingdom-UK.
This comes after UK reported a more infectious coronavirus variant.
Countries including Germany, Italy, Belgium, Ireland, Turkey and Canada are suspending UK flights as France has closed its border with the UK for 48 hours, with no lorries or ferry passengers able to sail from the port of Dover.
UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson will chair a meeting of the government’s emergency committee later as European Union member states are due to meet in Brussels to discuss a co-ordinated response on travel bans for Britain.
UK supermarket Sainsbury’s says items could be missing from its shelves as a result of the French-UK border closure but retailers have played down fears of immediate food shortages.
Coronavirus figures globally is 77 million confirmed cases since the outbreak began, and 1.7m deaths.