Wednesday 23rd December
Travel from the UK to mainland Europe can now resume subject to certain conditions. This means we can operate our services from Wednesday 23 December onwards. From reports you will have heard in the news, a negative PCR COVID test will be required to travel to or via France. We would like to advise you that you will not be allowed to travel if you do not have a negative PCR COVID test result taken less than 72 hours before travel.
Note also that the French authorities are currently only allowing French Residents to enter France from the UK.
Monday 21st December
Tonight, the French Government announced that all passenger transport and accompanied freight from the UK will be unable to access France. This will take effect from 11 pm tonight (GMT) and will last for a period of 48 hours. Given this, hauliers must avoid travelling to Kent ports (including Eurotunnel) and other routes to France until this period is over.
Unaccompanied freight will continue to be able to travel to France and inbound freight will still be allowed to come to the UK. The Prime Minister will chair a meeting tomorrow to discuss the steady flow of freight into and out of the UK.
Hauliers seeking alternative paths must ensure they have made the correct arrangements to travel via that route. For further updates, click here.