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:
Travellers (with the exception of children under 12 years of age) coming from Ireland who cannot prove that they have a complete vaccination schedule must present the negative result of a PCR test or an antigenic test carried out less than 24 hours before departure.
Passengers who are fully vaccinated with an EMA approved vaccine. If you are vaccinated: you can travel to France with no restrictions linked to health conditions.
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 24 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 who are vaccinated, 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 are 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.