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DFDS Update : Dieppe - Newhaven Covid19 Update

We would like to take this opportunity to update you on the following important changes and ongoing mandatory requirements with regards to the fight against COVID19.

Covid19 testing (FR to UK)

Please be advised that the UK government have announced that from 6th April 2021 a negative COVID-19 test will be required for drivers arriving in to the UK and staying for more than 2 days.

The first test must be taken within the first 2 days of arrival in to the UK, then further tests every 3 days. For this purpose, drivers arriving in Newhaven are recommended to proceed to the following centre

  • Pease Pottage services

Location: M23 Junction 11 Brighton Road, Pease Pottage, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 9YA (Latitude: 51.0833 / 51°4'59"N -Longitude: -0.1999 / 0°11'59"W)

Covid19 testing (UK to FR)

We have been advised by the French authorities that from today it is no longer a requirement to present a negative Covid19 test when shipping from the UK into France.

Face Coverings

The wearing of a face covering is strictly mandatory whilst on all the vessels, which includes embarkation and disembarkation.

Passenger locator form

The “passenger locator form” must be completed online for all freight drivers, for each individual shipment prior to arrival at the Port of DIEPPE for shipment to the UK. This is available to complete online at https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control

Travelling with DFDS

As our highest priority remains to ensure our passengers a safe, secure, and comfortable journey, we continue to follow government recommendations to limit the number of people gathered in one place on board.

We also continue to follow our robust procedures for avoiding the spread of the virus through increased cleaning and disinfecting on board. We will continue giving advice to our passengers on how to avoid spreading the virus through hygiene measures and keeping a safe distance from other people


28 April 2021

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