Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Travelling to FRANCE

Updated: 12.04.21

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 required to wear face coverings onboard our ships and at ports where social distancing isn’t possible. 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 FRANCE on our Dublin - Cherbourg route:

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

  • Arrivals into France from Ireland must be in possession of a negative PCR COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours before embarking the ship, (children aged under 11 years exempted). This will be checked by border control and entry refused for non-compliance. You will also be required to self-isolate for seven days on arrival and take a second test at the end of that period. Details of this requirement and any relevant declarations can be found here.

  • Sworn Statement(s) required for Check-in:
    • All passengers are required to complete a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms or have not knowingly been in contact with a confirmed case in the preceding 14 days: Sworn Statement form.

    • In addition, as travel from the United Kingdom to France is currently permitted for essential reasons only, passengers travelling from the UK (including NI) and/or with a British passport and/or in a British registered car, are required to complete a travel declaration form specifying their reasons for essential travel: UK Essential Travel declaration form.

  • Movements Form: Once in France, there are movement restrictions during the day and a curfew (ban on movement 19:00 – 06:00hrs) in place. Essential movements will need to be supported by completion of declaration forms, English declaration for daytime movement and English declaration for curfew movement or either can be completed online in French.

  • By law, French Authorities require passengers to wear a face mask / face covering when arriving into France 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.

  • Contact us if you need to amend your booking.

 

Travelling to IRELAND

Updated: 19.04.21

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 required to wear face coverings onboard our ships and at ports where social distancing isn’t possible. 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 IRELAND

The latest travel advice to Ireland is here.

  • 1. You must complete an online Passenger Locator Form (PLF)*.
  • 2. Present at check-in a negative (not detected) pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test result taken up to 72 hours before arrival. There are limited exemptions for passengers who do not need to provide evidence of a pre-departure test. Passengers will be denied boarding if they cannot produce this evidence at check-in. Any passenger who cannot produce such evidence to an immigration officer on arrival is required to quarantine at a designated facility at their own expense.  [Evidence should include 1. Date of test and 2. Test Centre & contact details for verification].
  • 3. And complete mandatory 14 days of quarantine post arrival. If you have been in or travelled through a 'Designated State' in the 14 days before arrival in Ireland, this must be at a designated facility booked in advance with the booking receipt available for check-in.  All other passengers must quarantine at the address specified on the PLF. If you are fully vaccinated and have the documents to prove that, then you do not have to complete mandatory hotel quarantine when you come to Ireland. You are still required to have a negative PCR test and complete a period of self-quarantine. See details here.

    Immigrations Officers will check 1. PLF and 2. Negative PCR test and penalties and / or mandatory quarantine may be issued for non-compliance. Full details can be found here. 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.
  • Contact us if you need to amend your booking.
Travelling to BRITAIN

Updated: 12.04.21

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 required to wear face coverings onboard our ships and at ports where social distancing isn’t possible. See all that 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.