New EU Legislation : Passenger Date of Birth Requirement on Ferries
From Saturday the 21st of December, all passengers (including freight drivers) on non-domestic ferry routes must now provide their date of birth. This is a new EU legal requirement.
The new EU Directive states
1. Where a passenger ship departs from a port located in a Member State in order to undertake a voyage of which the distance sailed from the point of departure to the next port of call exceeds 20 miles, the following information shall be recorded:
- the family names of the persons on board, their forenames, their gender, their nationality, their dates of birth.
Where necessary, Freightlink or the ferry operator will request the required information.
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