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.
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 or recovered from COVID-19 with certification do NOT need a COVID-19 test to enter France.
Travellers aged over 18 and 1 month who had their full vaccine course over 9 months ago must have received a COVID-19 vaccine booster to continue to be considered as fully vaccinated, or otherwise must follow the rules for unvaccinated passengers to enter France.
Unvaccinated passengers aged 12 years and older must have:
either the result of a certified negative PCR or lateral flow antigen test (in paper or digital format) carried out prior to departure within 72 hours for a PCR or 48 hours for an antigen. Self-administered tests without certification are not considered valid for travel OR a certificate of recovery (positive result of a PCR or antigen test carried out more than 11 days and less than six months previously. This certificate is only valid for a period of six months from the date of the examination or test).
Children aged under 12 years who are not vaccinated, are not required to have a COVID-19 test result for arrival.
Unvaccinated minors aged 12 to 17 years are subject to the same travel regulations as unvaccinated adults (PCR/antigen test prior to departure)
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.
By law, French Authorities require passengers to wear a face mask / face covering when in French waters. 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.