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As from 22-07-2021, Freight drivers returning from the UK to The Netherlands, are obliged to fill out a form declaring their health status either digitally (show at check in) or paper (to be filled out on board reception) and to be handed back to the reception after completion.

The paper form will be available at the reception on board the vessel.

Further information about the possibility to use a digital form will be published soon on the Covid pages on the website of the Dutch government

https://www.government.nl/

 

English  https://quarantinedeclaration.government.nl/en

Dutch    https://quarantaineverklaring.rijksoverheid.nl

 

UK to NL quarantine declaration:

Please be advised that with effect from 00:01 15/06/2021 the Dutch Govt requires all drivers travelling from UK to NL to complete a Quarantine Declaration, even though they are exempt from the Quarantine Rule itself.  The form will need to be completed prior to arrival in NL

The driver is required to present the completed form to vessel staff upon boarding the vessel in the UK Port of loading.  The vessel crew will collect all completed forms and hand these over in Vlaardingen to the terminal security staff, who will in turn hand over to the Dutch authorities.

To ensure your driver is not delayed unnecessarily it is important that you ensure your driver completes the necessary form before boarding the vessel in the UK.  Failure to present a completed form on embarkation will result in the non-shipment of your driver.

It is anticipated that by the 01/07/2021 there will be a government website available, where drivers can fill-out the Quarantine Declaration Form online.

 

For trucks <10 mtr on the DFDS routes, there is a negatif COVID-19 test needed!

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For travel to GREECE

 

All travellers to Greece, regardless of nationality and way of entering the country:

 

1)    Should fill in and submit the electronic PLF (Passenger Locator Form) available at https://travel.gov.gr, with their contact details in Greece before their arrival in the country. The proof of submission of the PLF, which is automatically sent by e-mail to the passenger, is considered a necessary travel document. A valid PLF form, with a QR code, is considered necessary for the entrance to each entrance gate of the Country.

2)    Must meet ONE of the below criteria:

  1. Display a negative molecular test (PCR) for COVID-19 up to 72 hours before arrival. The certificate must be in Greek, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Russian, properly issued, in accordance with the relevant legislation.

OR

  1. Hold a certificate of vaccination. The certificate must be in Greek, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish or Russian,  issued by a Public authority, provided that the vaccination was completed at least 14 days before arrival to Greece. The vaccination certificate must include the name of the passenger, the type of vaccine administered, the number of doses and the vaccination dates.

OR

  1. Have a proof of recovery from COVID-19 valid as of two months after positive PCR or Antigen test up to nine months. The proof must be either in Greek, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Russian, properly issued, in accordance with the relevant legislation.

 

 

According to Government Gazette 2661/18.06.2021 (Article four) the following applies for the entry of truck
drivers into Greece from Saturday, 19th of June 2021 at 06:00 until Saturday, 26th of June 2021 at 06:00:
Trucks drivers, regardless of nationality, performing freight transportation on the Italy-Greece routes (to the
ports of Patras, Igoumenitsa and Corfu) must submit at departure port a COVID-19 self-test declaration of
negative result before boarding the ship. Upon arrival at the Greek port of destination, drivers are required to
present to the competent Greek authorities the above self-test declaration and are subject to mandatory
examination for rapid detection of coronavirus COVID-19 antigen (rapid test).
You will find attached the self-test result declaration form.
Truck drivers are advised to arrive at the port of departure on time in order to facilitate the pre-boarding
inspection process.  SELF-TEST DECLARATION

 

For travel to ITALY

 

1)    The submission of the digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF) available at https://app.euplf.eu/#/ is mandatory for anyone who enters Italy from abroad for any length of stay, via any means of transport. One form must be completed for each adult passenger; accompanied minors can be registered on the form of the accompanying adult. In the case of unaccompanied minors, the dPLF must be completed by the parent or legal guardian before departure. Transit passengers should select “Italy” as the destination country, regardless of their final destination. Once the form has been sent, passengers receive the dPLF in PDF and as a QR Code at the email address entered during registration, which must be shown directly from a smartphone (in digital format) when boarding. Alternatively, passengers can print a copy of the dPLF to show when boarding.

2)    All passengers departing from Greece, must present a negative molecular or antigenic COVID-19 test, dated not older than 48 hours before their arrival in Italy. The certificate confirming the negative test result must be available in English or in Italian. Exemptions from the obligation to take a swab test before entering Italy: Children under the age of two, whoever enters Italy for a period of less than 120 hours for proven reasons of work, health or urgency and whoever transits, by his own means, through the Italian territory for a period of up to 36 hours.

 

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EUROTUNNEL:

In order to avoid delays at border controls, all VP customers are now required to complete new forms when travelling in both directions with Eurotunnel Le Shuttle.

 

To help your drivers, the forms are now available in several languages. 

 

English version

From UK to France: click here

From France to UK: click here

 

Polish version

From UK to France: click here

From France to UK: click here

 

Romanian version

From UK to France: click here

From France to UK: click here

 

You must ensure that your drivers have completed these forms BEFORE ARRIVING AT THE TERMINALS to avoid waiting time at the border controls.

 

VP customers are required to complete the following information:

– Nationality, first name, surname and age 

– Passenger Locator Form (when applicable)

– For the exemption reason: please enter “VP professional driver” and for the “Health Declaration Form”: please leave this field blank

 

We also remind you that when travelling from France to UK, the Passenger Locator Form is still required for all drivers and their passengers.

 

Please note that the rules for testing for VP customers remain unchanged.

SWEDEN TO GERMANY REGULATIONS:

Due to the latest pandemic development in several European countries, the entry regulations to Germany is changed from 7th March 2021: all drivers are therefore required to fill in the Digital Registration for Entry form. Please be prepared to show the registration confirmation at the check-in. This will be the case on all departures from Sweden to Germany.
There are also changes in the testing regulations, please check  the instructions regarding coronavirus tests.  for more information.

Frequently asked questions;
https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/coronavirus-infos-reisende/faq-tests-einreisende-englisch.html

Digital registration on entry;
https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/coronavirus-infos-reisende/info-sheet/faq-dea-englisch.html

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Vanwege de laatste Pandemie ontwikkelingen in verschillende Europese landen, zijn de toegangsregeling voor Duitsland gewijzigd vanaf 7 maart 2021.: alle chauffeurs zijn daarom verplicht om het digitale registratieformulier voor check-in te hebben ingevuld. Houd er rekening mee dat er bij het inchecken om een registratiebevestiging gevraagd kan worden, deze dient u dan te kunnen tonen. Dit geldt dus voor alle afvaarten vanaf Zweden naar Duitsland.
Er zijn ook wijzigingen in de test voorschriften, bekijk de instructies met betrekking tot COVID testen, voor meer informatie.

Meest gestelde vragen;
https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/coronavirus-infos-reisende/faq-tests-einreisende-englisch.html

Digitale registratie voor binnenkomst;
https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/coronavirus-infos-reisende/info-sheet/faq-dea-englisch.html

 

 

NEGATIVE COVID-19 TEST RESULT NOW REQUIRED FOR TRAVELLING FROM IRELAND TO FRANCE ROUTES

From this Thursday, 28th January, the French authorities have indicated that mandatory COVID-19 testing is required for all freight drivers who are travelling to France. Stena Line is not permitted to allow drivers to board unless they have a negative antigen test result, undertaken prior to check-in. Self-testing is NOT allowed, nor is a privately sourced test.  Testing has to be undertaken by the statutory authorities at the official locations prior to departure.

If any freight driver arrives in France without a valid negative test certificate, they will not be permitted to enter the country; this will result in them being repatriated to Ireland, with their load.

The Irish Government has set up pre-boarding testing centres for freight drivers close to  Dublin Port and Rosslare Europort.

– Dublin Airport’s Blue Long Stay Car Park, signposted from M1 Junction 2 (Airport) and M50 Junction 4 (Ballymun)

– Gorey (Circle K) Motorway Service Area, Wexford, accessible from the M11

 

Please note these testing facilities are for commercial freight drivers only. Members of the public travelling with Stena Line are not permitted to be tested there.

Requirements for travel passengers have also changed. All travel passengers, that are not commercial truck drivers, need to present a valid negative result from a PCR test, that has been undertaken 72 hours prior to departure.

Drivers will also need to carry with them a signed “declaration of honour” form for the French authorities, confirming that he/she has no COVID-19 symptoms and that he/she has not been a close contact of a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the previous 14 days.

This form will be available here: https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Attestation-de-deplacement-et-de-voyage

The completed “declaration of honour” form must also be shown before boarding and to French authorities if requested upon disembarkation.

 

Information for drivers travelling from Klaipeda to Kiel

Lithuania have been declared as high Covid-19 risk region by German authorities.

To us this means that all travellers, including truck drivers, travelling from Klaipeda to Kiel starting, 26th of January, will need to fill in a digital form which can be found here

Drivers without correctly filled form and proof will be not allowed to board the vessel.

Please note:

Truck drivers whose destination is not in Germany are not required to fill in this form (traveling through Germany in transit)

In the field where you are asked to specify the address where you will be staying just write the address of cargo delivery.

After completing the form you will receive a confirmation to the email address that you specified. Please send this confirmation to us via email to ltde@dfds.com (specify booking number or transport registration numbers in the e-mail)

If driver is traveling through Germany in transit please fill in this guarantee letter (you can find it here) and send it to us via email to ltde@dfds.com

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