Dover & Folkestone - Negative Covid-19 Test Result to Travel

UPDATE 22/02/2021

From 11.00pm 21 February, hauliers do not need to test negative for coronavirus if they are returning to France after spending less than 48 hours in the UK.

Drivers returning to France from the UK on a round-trip who have spent less than 48 hours in the UK do not need to test negative for coronavirus before travelling. Cross-channel operators will give drivers evidence of the time of their trip to the UK. Drivers will need to show this at check-in for the return journey.

French authorities will recognise proof of a negative coronavirus test taken in Ireland if the test was taken less than 72 hours before departure from the UK for France.

UK Government

UPDATE 15/01/2021

Current haulier advice and testing locations

UPDATE Tues 29/12/2020 Manston for Rapid Testing

All passengers wanting to travel to France must have a Negative test result to travel, all freight vehicles over 7.5T please go directly to Manston for your rapid testing. Manston is just a testing station and currently no queues, and Lydden Hill circuit A2 for vehicles 7.5t and under from 0900 29.12.2020.


UPDATE Mon 28/12/2020 Testing Centre at Lydden for Vans

We have been informed that Lydden will now be the testing centre for vehicles below 7,5 tonnes. It will open from tomorrow morning at 9:00 local time.

Please find the address : Lydden Hill Circuit, Wootten, Kent CT4 6RX.

Eurotunnel Freight

UPDATE Wed 22/12/2020 07.27 GMT - DFDS Update : Updated French Government Announcement Travel From the UK to France

UPDATE Tue 22/12/2020 23:21 GMT - Eurotunnel Freight Update - Travel UK to France : Latest information

All Eurotunnel and Ferry crossings GB > FR will NOT accept passengers INCLUDING Freight driver from 2200hrs today. Port of Dover is now closed.

FR > GB will still allow passengers and freight drivers to travel, but they will NOT be allowed to travel GB > FR until the earliest Wed 23th December.

Kent traffic management systems will be activated immediately.

Southern Ireland sea routes have suspended passengers for 48 hours, but at this time Freight drivers continue to be allowed to travel.

We will provide regular updates as news becomes available.

PLEASE ensure you communicate with your driver.

Please make urgent arrangements to consider the welfare of your drivers.

22 February 2021

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