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FRANCE TO ENGLAND Travel Restrictions

Updated: 17.07.21

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 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 ENGLAND from FRANCE:

The changes to the amber list rule for fully UK vaccinated people will not apply to France. If you have been in France in the 10 days before you arrive in England, you must quarantine for 10 days on arrival in England and take day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 tests. Consult the latest travel advice for travel from France to England here. Before departure check the list of red, amber and green countries HERE, as the list can change regularly.

Before travelling from France to England, passengers need to:

  • provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the 3 days before leaving for the UK: details of the test requirement can be found HERE .
    • Children aged 10 and under do not need to take a test.
  • complete a passenger locator form
  • Book and pay for post arrival test(s)
    • All Passengers will need to quarantine for 10 days and book and pay for Day 2 and Day 8 tests (children aged under 5 years are exempt)
    • Passengers can opt to pay for a Day 5 test to shorten quarantine as part of test to release.
  • Book a quarantine hotel package if you’ve been in a country or territory on the RED list in the 10 days before you arrive in England.
  • You cannot currently enter the UK if you’ve been in or through a country on the red list unless you’re British, Irish or you have the right to live in the UK.

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 19.07.21

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 for travel to IRELAND FROM BRITAIN:

Please refer to www.gov.ie/travel before travel for the latest updates on restrictions and quarantine advice.

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

  • You must complete an online Passenger Locator Form (PLF)*.
  • If you are fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 in the past 180 days, with proof, you do not need a PCR test for entry, and do not need to quarantine.
  • Passengers aged 12 and above who are not vaccinated or recovered:
    • Need proof of negative RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival time for check-in. Test results need to state: that test is a PCR test, show full name and time/date of test.
    • A follow-up test 5 days after arrival is also recommended and is free of charge, details available on HSE.ie.
  • Children under 12 years are exempt from this PCR test requirement.

The Digital COVID Certificate can be used as proof of whichever of the above applies. Other proof of vaccinations e.g. NHS vaccinations and negative RT-PCR test certificates may also be used.

  • Passengers will be denied boarding if they cannot produce evidence at check-in of the completed online Passenger Locator form and evidence of a valid RT-PCR test where required.
  • At arrival in Ireland, spot checks will be carried out on Digital COVID Certificates, other proof of vaccinations and negative RT-PCR tests as appropriate.
  • Following arrival into Ireland, unvaccinated passengers must self-quarantine for 14 days:
    • the period of quarantine can be ended following a negative or ‘not detected’ RT-PCR test result taken no less than 5 days after arrival. Testing is free when arranged through the Health Service Executive, details available on HSE.ie.
    • Children are not required to self-quarantine post arrival when travelling with accompanying vaccinated or recovered adults. However, where one accompanying adult needs to self-quarantine, then all children must also self-quarantine.
  • If you are unvaccinated and have been in or travelled through a 'Designated State' in the 14 days before arrival in Ireland, you must quarantine at a designated facility on arrival which must be booked in advance with the booking receipt available for check-in. See full details here: Mandatory Hotel Quarantine
  • *NOTE – Passenger Locator Form: Enter n/a in respect of Ferry number and Seat number on Step 2 of the online locator form). This applies to all passengers, regardless of country of citizenship (i.e. including Irish citizens). The information on the PLF may be used for the purpose of contact tracing in case you, or another person you have been in contact with, becomes symptomatic for COVID-19.
  • 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 FRANCE Travel Restrictions

Updated: 22.07.21

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.
  • 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.
FRANCE TO IRELAND Travel Restrictions

Updated: 19.07.21

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 IRELAND FROM FRANCE:

Please refer to www.gov.ie/travel before travel for the latest updates.

Please refer to www.gov.ie/travel before travel for the latest updates. For arrivals into Ireland from the EU, the EU Digital Covid Certificate (DCC) will allow people who are fully vaccinated, had a negative test or are immune after recovering from the virus in the previous 180 days to travel freely around the EU. The requirements for arrivals from France into Ireland from are as follows:

  • You must complete an online Passenger Locator Form (PLF)*.
  • If you are fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 in the past 180 days, with proof, you do not need a PCR test for entry
  • Passengers aged 12 and above who are not vaccinated or recovered:
    • Need proof of negative RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival. Test results need to state: test is PCR, show full name and time/date of test. Children under 12 years are exempt from this PCR test requirement.
    • A follow-up test 5 days after arrival is also recommended and is free of charge, details available on HSE.ie.

The Digital COVID Certificate can be used as proof of whichever of the above applies.  Other proof of vaccinations and negative RT-PCR tests may also be used.

  • Your Passenger Locator Form will be checked prior to departure. Passengers will be denied boarding if they cannot produce evidence at check-in of the completed form and evidence of a valid RT-PCR test where required. 
  • At arrival in Ireland, spot checks will be carried out on Digital COVID Certificates, other proof of vaccinations and negative RT-PCR tests as appropriate, and penalties may be issued for non-compliance.

 

Immigrations Officers will check 1. PLF and 2. Negative PCR test and penalties and / or mandatory quarantine may be issued for non-compliance. Any passenger who breaches the pre-departure testing or mandatory quarantine requirements may be subject to prosecution.

  • *NOTE – Passenger Locator Form: Enter n/a in respect of Ferry number and Seat number on Step 2 of the online locator form). This applies to all passengers, regardless of country of citizenship (i.e. including Irish citizens). The information on the PLF may be used for the purpose of contact tracing in case you, or another person you have been in contact with, becomes symptomatic for COVID-19.
  • 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: 21.06.01

We continue to operate our schedules playing a critical role in the supply chain and facilitating essential travel. Our services are operating as normal for freight including freight drivers. 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.

Advice is still that travel should be for essential reasons only. Please consult your local health authority for further guidance.

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, and Irish citizens are currently exempted from travel restrictions into the UK.

  • 1. Passenger Locator Form (PLF): If you are not a resident of the Common Travel Area (UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey) and are travelling to / through Britain, you are required to complete an online Passenger Locator Form (PLF) before your arrival in Britain.

  • 2. You must complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) and quarantine / self-isolate (depending on where you have travelled from) if you arrived into the Common Travel Area from a safe country (i.e.: not a banned or red list country) within the last 10 days.

  • 3. If you have arrived into the Common Travel Area from a banned or ‘red list’ country within the last 10 days, you are now PROHIBITED from entering Britain. You will be refused entry.

  • 4. You must take a digital or printed copy of the completed PLF form with you when you travel and have the option to print if needed. It is your responsibility to provide these details and UK Border Force are regularly undertaking checks. Failure to complete or produce a PLF could result in a fixed penalty notice being issued.
  • 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.