Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Travelling to FRANCE

Updated: 22.01.21

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. 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:

The latest travel advice to France is here.

  • Sworn Statement: There is a requirement for all passengers 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 daysSworn Statement form.

  • Movements Form: Once in France, there are movement restrictions with a possible curfew (ban on movement 18:00 – 06:00hrs) in place. Essential movements will need to be supported by completion of a declaration form, available to download in English or online in French.  
  • From midnight 24th of January, 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 <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:

  • 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: 13.01.21

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. 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 from Britain:

The latest travel advice to and from Ireland is here.

  • Present at check-in a negative (not detected) pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test result taken up to 72 hours before arrival (children 6 years and under exempt),
  • And 14 days of self-isolation post arrival**. 

Immigrations Officers will check 1. PCR test and 2. PLF and penalties may be issued for non-compliance.  Full details can be found here

  • [* 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.]
  • [**NOTE - The requirement to self isolate for 14 days does not apply to certain defined categories, and there are limited exemptions to the pre-departure PCR COVID test requirement which includes essential supply chain workers who hold an Annex 3 Certificate, aviation and maritime crew and drivers of heavy goods vehicles, where they are travelling in the course of performing their duties.]
  • 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.

 

What you need to do before traveling to IRELAND from France:

The latest travel advice to and from Ireland is here.

  • Present at check-in a negative (not detected) pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test result taken up to 72 hours before arrival (children 6 years and under exempt),

Immigrations Officers will check 1. PCR test and 2. PLF and penalties may be issued for non-compliance.  Full details can be found here

  • [* 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.]
  • [**NOTE - Passengers travelling from / through France are required to restrict their movements for 14 days if France is RED on the ECDC map. A subsequent negative PCR test 5 days after arrival mean that restricted movements is no longer a requirement. If France is either Orange or Green, a negative PCR test on arrival, relieves the requirement for restricted movement.
  • The requirement to restrict movement for 14 days depends on whether does not apply to certain defined categories, and there are limited exemptions to the pre-departure PCR COVID test requirement which includes essential supply chain workers, or children under 6 years of age.]

  • 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.
Travelling to BRITAIN

Updated: 13.01.21

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. 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 information is here.

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF): If you are not a resident of the United Kingdom and are travelling to / through Britain, you are required to complete an online Passenger Locator Form before your arrival in Britain.

  • Please note that different rules may apply across Britain – i.e.: in the different jurisdictions of either England and / or Wales. Consult your government website for latest information.

  • There are no other travel restrictions in place for travel from Ireland to Britain.

  • Self-isolation on arrival from Ireland is not currently required.

  • Ireland is an exempted country in the latest FCO travel advice, under the Common Travel Area.

  • 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.