Update - Coronavirus Testing for Hauliers

22 January 2021

Current testing arrangements for hauliers crossing the Channel - where they must have had a negative coronavirus test within 72 hours of crossing - are set to continue following a decision by the French Government on the 7th of January 2021.

The continuation means that hauliers – including drivers and crew of HGVs, drivers of LGVs and van drivers – planning to cross the Channel should get a negative test before travelling to Kent or other Channel Crossing points.

While the government acted swiftly during December to help hauliers move across the border steadily, drafting in the military to deliver tests in Kent, hauliers are now being urged to get a negative COVID-19 test before travelling to the border, to help further with avoiding backlog or traffic management issues.

All hauliers are urged to seek tests at one of 34 information and advice sites before travelling to Kent to help smooth traffic management.

More information can be found here.