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.
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;
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