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Eurotunnel Update: Change of Vehicle Control Procedures

Eurotunnel Freight would like to inform their passengers that in order to further optimise the fluidity of traffic, all vehicle controls will now be implemented in one single location.

In Calais, the Security Controls area is being extended from 7 to 10 lanes, thus allowing 100% vehicle controls before check-in. With effect from Monday 18th March 2019, all pre-boarding safety controls will now be carried out at the same time as the security controls (sniffer patrols).

What's Changing

  • Drivers will automatically be directed on arrival to the vehicle controls' area. Direct access to check-in will therefore no longer be possible.
  • They will be requested to remain on board their vehicles whilst all relevant checks are being carried out.
  • As a result, CMRs will no longer be stamped. Border Authorities are fully aware that all vehicles will have been controlled. However, in order to help your drivers familiarise with this new process, please note that all CMRs will be stamped up until Friday 29th March 2019 whilst drivers remain on board.

In Folkestone, a new area with up to 8 lanes will also be dedicated for vehicle controls before end March 2019.

Please ensure that your drivers are fully aware of this new process before travelling with Eurotunnel Freight. Eurotunnel is committed to enhance its quality of service and continually strives to provide a fast and efficient service.

13 March 2019

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