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DFDS Update - Government Restrictions and Guidelines for Travelling on Our Routes

We would like to summarize recent amendments to entry requirements for some of the routes across our network.

UK – FRANCE ROUTES (ARRIVALS INTO UK)

From 4am on 18th January, all international arrivals, including UK nationals must present a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours prior to departure for entry into the UK. Failure to supply this will result in a £500 fine. Children under 11 & freight drivers are exempt.

Find out where to book your COVID-19 test here:

Find your nearest testing location in France:

https://sante.fr/recherche/trouver/DepistageCovid

More information on testing in the Netherlands:

https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/coronavirus-covid-19/testen/tes...

More information on testing in Germany:

https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/coronavirus-infos-reisende/f...

To protect your health and others’, everyone must complete an online passenger locator form before arrival in the United Kingdom.

UK – FRANCE ROUTES – (ARRIVALS INTO FRANCE)

Passengers are required to produce a negative COVID-19 PCR test result upon departure in UK and upon arrival in France that has been conducted within 72 hours of travel. Without a negative test, passengers will be denied boarding and should not come to the port.

As of 18 January ALL passengers will need to self-isolate for 7 days upon arrival in France and undertake a second Covid 19 PCR test once the seven-day isolation period has elapsed.

Please note antigen tests will no longer be accepted from 18 January.

Please ensure you have a negative test result before setting off. Please do not come to the ports of Dover or Newhaven if you do not have a booking and a negative Covid test.

For details on Covid test centres in the UK, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/list-of-private-providers-of-....

For further details from the FR government, please visit:

https://uk.ambafrance.org/Reprise-limitee-des-flux-de-personnes-du-Royau...

UK – NETHERLANDS ROUTE (ARRIVALS INTO NETHERLANDS)

UK nationals will not be permitted entry into the Netherlands for non-essential purposes due to EU-wide Covid-19 restrictions.

All passengers travelling to the Netherlands require a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no earlier than 72h prior to arrival in the Netherlands. Important: A PCR test is required. NHS tests will not be accepted & boarding will be denied. Freight drivers are exempt from this rule.

OSLO-FREDERIKSHAVN-COPENHAGEN ROUTE

Further to the latest update from DK government on travel restrictions, our service between Copenhagen – Frederikshavn – Oslo will now be suspended up to and including 7th February. Our next possible sailing will be from 8th February 2021.

Further details on the latest restrictions from the DK government will be updated here: https://coronasmitte.dk/nyheder-fra-myndighederne

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18 January 2021

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