The P&O ferry from Dover to Calais, a popular route between the UK and Europe, has cancelled its scheduled runs due a blockade by French fishing boats at the port of Calais. In addition, the strike has now closed the ports of Boulogne and Dunkirk. The French fishermen are locked in a dispute with the EU over fishing quotas, which have been implemented to prevent overfishing. The strikers have announced their intention to block the Eurostar and Channel Tunnel (Chunnel) on Thursday of this week.
The backup on trucks trying to reach Dover and the continent from the UK side has been so massive that sections of the M20 (Motorway) in southeast England have been closed.
Neither Dover nor Calais are places that a traveler wants to be stuck for any length of time. If you are considering a Channel crossing, flying might be the best bet during the strike by the French fishermen. The Chunnel is another alternative, but as noted above, the fishermen seem to have targetted it, as well.
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