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FRANCE TO ENGLAND Travel Restrictions

Updated: 24.10.21

We are operating our ‘Travel Safe’ programme to ensure the safety and comfort of both passengers and crew on all our services. We request that passengers wear face coverings onboard our ships for the safety of all. In French ports and when in French waters, the wearing of face coverings is mandatory. See what we are doing here.

We strongly recommend adding our new flexibility option when making a new booking.

What you need to do before traveling to ENGLAND from FRANCE:

Consult the latest travel advice and before departure check the list of red countries and non-red rest of the world countries here, as the list can change regularly.

All passengers must complete a PLF (passenger locator form). You must declare all countries you have visited or transited through in the 10 days prior to your arrival on your Passenger Locator Form.

Fully vaccinated passengers:

  • As France is currently on the non-red rest of the world list, passengers who can prove they are fully vaccinated (meeting the criteria of fully vaccinated under an approved vaccination programme) need to be aware of the following requirements to enter the UK:
    • Eligible fully vaccinated passengers can take a lateral flow test on or before day 2 of their arrival.
    • There is no requirement to take a COVID-19 pre-departure test before departing for the UK, a Day 8 test or to quarantine on arrival.
    • Have evidence of your vaccination status along with your test booking reference number with you during travel.
    • Anyone who tests positive will need to self-isolate and take a confirmatory PCR test.


  • These measures apply to all persons (including UK nationals and residents) arriving in the UK from outside the Common Travel Area. The rules for fully vaccinated people will also apply if you are either:
    • under 18 and resident in the UK or one of the listed countries or territories with approved vaccination programmes
    • taking part in an approved COVID-19 vaccine trial in the UK or USA.

Non-vaccinated passengers will need:

  • to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the 3 days before departing to the UK - details of the test requirement can be found here. Children aged 10 and under do not need to take a test.
  • pre-book and pay for Day 2 and Day 8 COVID-19 post travel tests.
  • to self-isolate for 10 days.  Passengers who have to self-isolate can opt to pay for a Day 5 test as part of the test to release scheme.

For arrivals from RED List Countries (including those who are fully vaccinated):

  • You cannot enter the UK if you’ve been in or travelled through a country on the red list in the 10 days before you arrive in England unless you’re a British or Irish national or you have the right to live in the UK. Before you travel to England, you must:
  • complete a PLF (passenger locator form).
  • provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the 3 days before departing to the UK - details of the test requirement can be found here . Children aged 10 and under do not need to take a test.
  • Book a managed quarantine hotel package.

There are a limited set of exemptions from the international travel rules, so please check the list of exemptions carefully, as you may be fined if you fraudulently claim an exemption.

UK (incl. N. IRELAND) TO FRANCE Travel Restrictions

Updated: 20.07.21

We are operating our ‘Travel Safe’ programme to ensure the safety and comfort of both passengers and crew on all our services. In accordance with public health guidelines, it is recommended to wear face coverings while onboard our ships for the safety of all. In French and Irish ports and when in French waters, the wearing of face coverings is mandatory. See what we are doing here.

We strongly recommend adding our new flexibility option when making a new booking.

What you need to do before traveling to FRANCE FROM UK (incl. N. IRELAND) :

The latest travel advice from UK (including N. Ireland) to France is here.

At present, United Kingdom is classified in the “Amber” category for travel to France, therefore the following requirements apply:

  • Arrivals into France from the United Kingdom (incl. Northern Ireland):
    • Fully vaccinated passengers:
      • Do not need a COVID-19 test to enter France. The period of time to wait following the final dose has been reduced to 7 days (double dose, or previous infection + one dose) and 28 days (single dose vaccine).
      • Must complete a Sworn Statement in English that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms, have not knowingly been in contact with a confirmed case in the preceding 14 days
  • Non-vaccinated passengers aged 12 years and older:
    • must be in possession of a negative result from either an RT-PCR or Antigen COVID-19 test with certification taken within 24 hours before departure. The negative test certificate must state: test type (PCR or Antigen), show full name and time/date of test.
    • Need to complete a travel certificate form detailing essential reasons for travel, and self-isolate for 7 days on arrival. Random antigen tests may be administered to non-vaccinated arrivals.
    • Must complete a Sworn Statement in English that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms, have not knowingly been in contact with a confirmed case in the preceding 14 days
    • Children under 12 years are exempt from the requirement to have a pre-departure COVID-19 test result, but are required to complete a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and have not knowingly been in contact with a confirmed case in the preceding 14 days. See Sworn Statement in English form for children.
    • Proof of completion of vaccination or test results will be required for check-in and inspection at border control and entry refused for non-compliance.
  • By law, French Authorities require passengers to wear a face mask / face covering when in French waters, when in French ports and when in a closed public area. Please have a face mask / face covering with you when travelling with us and remember that social distancing and face-covering rules are in place throughout France.
BRITAIN TO IRELAND Travel Restrictions

Updated 21.10.21

We are operating our ‘Travel Safe’ programme to ensure the safety and comfort of both passengers and crew on all our services. In accordance with public health guidelines, it is recommended to wear face coverings while onboard our ships for the safety of all. In Irish ports, the wearing of face coverings is mandatory. See what we are doing here.

We strongly recommend adding our new flexibility option when making a new booking.

What you need for travel to IRELAND FROM BRITAIN:

Please go to www.gov.ie , for the latest information on travel requirements to Ireland.

The requirements for arrivals from Britain into Ireland are as follows:

  • You must complete an online Passenger Locator Form (PLF) in advance of travel.
  • Passengers who cannot produce a receipt for a passenger locator form will be denied boarding. Children should be included in the PLF of their accompanying adult. Only international transport workers in possession of an Annex 3 certificate, drivers of HGVs in the course of their duties and diplomats are exempt from the requirement to complete the passenger locator form. Further information and the form are available here – www.gov.ie/locatorform .
  • In addition to a completed passenger locator form,
  • all passengers (except those exempt) must have one of the following: (Only those with either 1 or 2 below do not need to quarantine)

  • 1. Evidence of having been fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency. If you have valid proof of vaccination (see above), no travel-related testing or quarantine will be necessary.

  • 2. Certification as having recovered from COVID-19 in the previous 180 days

  • 3. If you do not have valid proof of vaccination or recovery, you will need to:

  • • present evidence of a negative result from a RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival into the country
  • self-quarantine for 14 days.

If you receive a negative result from a RT-PCR test taken from day 5 onwards after arrival into Ireland, you will be able to leave quarantine.

Children aged 11 and under are not required to have a RT-PCR for travel. Children aged 12 to 17 must have a RT-PCR Test, vaccination or recovery certificate to travel.

Ireland is now a part of the EU Digital COVID Certificate for travel originating within the EU/EEA. The Digital COVID Certificate will make it easier to travel to and from these countries and will be accepted as proof of vaccination, recovery or negative test.

IRELAND TO FRANCE Travel Restrictions

Updated: 26.07.21

We are operating our ‘Travel Safe’ programme to ensure the safety and comfort of both passengers and crew on all our services. In accordance with public health guidelines, it is recommended to wear face coverings while onboard our ships for the safety of all. In French and Irish ports and when in French waters, the wearing of face coverings is mandatory. See what we are doing here.

We strongly recommend adding our new flexibility option when making a new booking.

What you need to do before traveling to FRANCE on our Dublin - Cherbourg route from Ireland:

If you are travelling from the Republic of Ireland, the latest travel advice to France is here .

If you are travelling from Northern Ireland to France on our Dublin to Cherbourg route, you are advised to follow the travel advice for UK (incl. N. IRELAND) TO FRANCE.

  • Arrivals into France from Ireland:
    • Passengers who are fully vaccinated with an EMA approved vaccine (1 week after completion of a 2 dose vaccine, and 4 weeks after a 1 dose vaccine) do not need to provide the results of a COVID-19 test on arrival.
    • Passengers aged 12 years and over who are not vaccinated must be in possession of either
      • a negative RT-PCR or a Rapid Antigen COVID-19 test result with certification taken within 72 hours before departure. Test result certification needs to state: type of test (PCR or Antigen), show full name and time/date of test;
      • OR
      • a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 from 11 days to under 6 months.
    • Children aged under 12 years are not required to have a COVID-19 test result for arrival.
    • Proof of completion of vaccination, recovery or test results will be required for check-in and inspection at border control and entry refused for non-compliance.
    • Here is a list of test providers in Ireland, who can generate a Digital COVID certificate that will allow you to travel after a negative test.
  • Sworn Statements required for Check-in:
    • All passengers are required to complete a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms, have not knowingly been in contact with a confirmed case in the preceding 14 days: Sworn Statement in English form
  • By law, French Authorities require passengers to wear a face mask / face covering when in French waters, in French ports and when in a closed public area. Please have a face mask / face covering with you when travelling with us and remember that social distancing and face-covering rules are in place throughout France.

When in France

  • Face masks / coverings: By law, French Authorities require passengers to wear a face mask / face covering when in French waters, in French ports and when in a closed public area. Please have a face mask / face covering with you when travelling with us and remember that social distancing and face-covering rules are in place throughout France.
  • Health Pass (Pass Sanitaire): Visitors to France will need to prove that they are either fully vaccinated, recently recovered from COVID-19 or have a recent (< 72 hours) negative COVID19 test result in order to travel on buses and trains, and to enter certain leisure facilities and sites, including restaurants, bars, some shopping centres, amusement parks, and hospitals. The EU Digital Covid Certificate or NHS COVID Pass will be accepted as proof, or you can download the French TousAntiCovid app and scan in your QR code to add your certificate to the Health Pass section.  Children under the age of 18 years are exempt until 30th September when this requirement will come into force for those aged 12 – 17 years.  Full details available here
FRANCE TO IRELAND Travel Restrictions

Updated: 21.10.21

We are operating our ‘Travel Safe’ programme to ensure the safety and comfort of both passengers and crew on all our services. In accordance with public health guidelines, it is recommended to wear face coverings while onboard our ships for the safety of all. In French and Irish ports and when in French waters, the wearing of face coverings is mandatory. See what we are doing here.

We strongly recommend adding our new Flexi Fare when making a new booking.

What you need to do before traveling to IRELAND FROM FRANCE:

Please go to www.gov.ie , for the latest information on travel requirements to Ireland. The requirements for arrivals from France into Ireland are as follows:

  • You must complete an online Passenger Locator Form (PLF) in advance of travel.
    Passengers who cannot produce a receipt for a passenger locator form will be denied boarding. Children should be included in the PLF of their accompanying adult. Only international transport workers in possession of an Annex 3 certificate, drivers of HGVs in the course of their duties and diplomats are exempt from the requirement to complete the passenger locator form. Further information and the form are available here – www.gov.ie/locatorform .
  • In addition to a completed passenger locator form, all passengers (except those exempt) must have one of the following:
  • 1. Evidence of having been fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency. If you have valid proof of vaccination (see above), no travel-related testing or quarantine will be necessary.

  • 2. Certification as having recovered from COVID-19 in the previous 180 days

  • 3. If you do not have valid proof of vaccination or recovery, you will need to:

    • present evidence of a negative result from a RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival into the country

    self-quarantine for 14 days.

    If you receive a negative result from a RT-PCR test taken from day 5 onwards after arrival into Ireland, you will be able to leave quarantine.

    Children aged 11 and under are not required to have a RT-PCR for travel. Children aged 12 to 17 must have a RT-PCR Test, vaccination or recovery certificate to travel.

    Ireland is now a part of the EU Digital COVID Certificate for travel originating within the EU/EEA. The Digital COVID Certificate will make it easier to travel to and from these countries and will be accepted as proof of vaccination, recovery or negative test.

Visa requirements for citizens of non-EU/CTA countries may change. You may now require a Visa or Transit Visa. See here for more details.

IRELAND TO BRITAIN Travel Restrictions

Updated: 06.09.21

We are operating our ‘Travel Safe’ programme to ensure the safety and comfort of both passengers and crew on all our services. In accordance with public health guidelines, it is recommended to wear face coverings while onboard our ships for the safety of all. In French and Irish ports and when in French waters, the wearing of face coverings is mandatory. See what we are doing here.

We strongly recommend adding our new flexibility option when making a new booking.

What you need to do before traveling to BRITAIN from Ireland:

The latest travel advice to and from Britain is here. Ireland is an exempted country under the Common Travel Area (CTA), and Irish citizens are currently exempted from travel restrictions into the UK. That means that you do not need to take a COVID-19 test before travel or complete a Passenger Locator Form. Quarantine also does not apply for travel from the CTA (including Ireland) on arrival in Britain.

Please note, if you are not a resident of the Common Travel Area (UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey) OR have been outside the Common Travel Area in the 10 days prior to travel to Britain, you must complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) before your arrival in Britain.

For those coming from outside of the Common Travel Area you must follow the rules of entry according to whether the country you have been in is classified as Red, Amber or Green. Click here for more information and to access the Passenger Locator Form.

Please note that different rules may apply across Britain – i.e.: in the different jurisdictions of either England; Wales or Northern Ireland. Consult the relevant government website for latest information.

In accordance with public health guidelines, it is required to wear face coverings onboard our ships and at ports where social distancing isn’t possible.

Contact us if you need to amend your booking.

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