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Freight Drivers Covid-19 Update from DFDS


Dear Freight Customer

Please be advised that the UK government have announced that from 6th April 2021 all freight drivers arriving into the UK will be required to take a COVID19 test if remaining in the UK for more than 2 days.

The first test must be taken within the first 2 days of arrival in to the UK, then further tests every 3 days. This will apply to ALL drivers and co drivers of HGVs, vans and other light goods vehicles.

For further information and understanding of the requirements visit the .gov website

Additional reminders

Covid19 testing.

We have been advised by the French authorities that from today it is no longer a requirement to present a negative Covid19 test when shipping from the UK into France.

Face Coverings

The wearing of a face covering is strictly mandatory whilst on all the vessels, which includes embarkation and disembarkation.

Passenger locator forms

The “passenger locator form” must be completed online for all freight drivers, for each individual shipment prior to arrival at the Port of Dunkerque / Calais for shipment to the UK. This is available to complete online at

Traveling with DFDS

As our highest priority remains to ensure our passengers a safe, secure, and comfortable journey, we continue to follow government recommendations to limit the number of people gathered in one place on board.

We also continue to follow our robust procedures for avoiding the spread of the virus through increased cleaning and disinfecting on board. We will continue giving advice to our passengers on how to avoid spreading the virus through hygiene measures and keeping a safe distance from other people

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Kind regards,
Freight Reservations

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