|The UK Government is strongly urging HGV drivers travelling to or via France to ensure they have a negative COVID test before heading to ports.
Also, those using Kent ports are now also legally required to have a Kent Access Permit.
You can get tested before you arrive at a port:
Remember to get your Kent Access Permit:
Hauliers using the Short Straits (Port of Dover or Eurotunnel) must also use the Check an HGV is Ready to Cross the Border service to:
You can be fined £300 if you do not use the service when travelling through Kent ports, or if you provide a fraudulent declaration.
Please ensure you are familiar with and following the correct Covid Protocol rules when travelling. Full guidance available here: gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-hgv-operators-and-drivers-crossing-an-international-border
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