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Ferry Services Update during COVID 19

By 25/03/2020July 22nd, 2021News

(Updated 20 July 2021) Due to the current pandemic, travel requirements and restrictions are subject to change, we have therefore put together the below service update but recommend that you also check  directly on your ferry operator’s website for the latest information.

During national lockdowns ferry operators continued to work hard to facilitate essential travel for key workers, as well as to ensure the flow of essential goods and services, including food and medical equipment, across the UK, Ireland and British Islands. As travel restrictions are starting to be eased we ask you to comply with national rules and if travelling to do so responsibly and considerately. Check directly on your operator’s website before planning your trip.

Ferry Services Update: UK to Europe

The majority of ferry operators have continued to run regular services on most cross-channel routes throughout the pandemic, for the purpose of essential travel and repatriation. Since 17 May 2021 non-essential travel has been permitted under England’s traffic light system for foreign travel, however entry requirements to Europe are different depending on which country you visit. You’ll find the latest travel advice on the UK government website: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

Cross-Channel routes:

  • Dover to Calais
    • P&O Ferries – sailings are operating to the advertised schedule
    • DFDS – sailings are operating to the advertised schedule
  • Dover to Dunkerque
    • DFDS – sailings are operating to the advertised schedule
  • Newhaven to Dieppe
    • DFDS – sailings are operating to the advertised schedule
  • Plymouth to Roscoff  
  • Poole to Cherbourg
  • Portsmouth to Caen
  • Portsmouth to Cherbourg
  • Portsmouth to Le Havre
  • Portsmouth to St Malo

North Sea routes from the UK:

  • Harwich to Hook of Holland
    • Stena Line – sailings are operating to the advertised schedule
  • Hull to Rotterdam
    • P&O Ferries – sailings are operating to the advertised schedule
  • Newcastle to Amsterdam
    • DFDS – sailings are operating to the advertised schedule

Irish Sea Routes:

Travel to Ireland is subject to entry restrictions for non-vaccinated residents from Great Britain and the Isle of Man. Please refer to Irish Government travel guidance before you travel from Great Britain to Ireland.

  • Belfast to Douglas (Isle of Man)
  • Cairnryan to Belfast
    • Stena Line – sailings are operating to the advertised schedule
  • Cairnryan to Larne
    • P&O Ferries – sailings are operating to the advertised schedule
  • Douglas (Isle of Man) to  Dublin
  • Holyhead to Dublin
    • Irish Ferries – sailings are operating to the advertised schedule
  • Holyhead to Dublin
    • Stena Line – sailings are operating to the advertised schedule
  • Liverpool to Dublin (daytime sailings)
    • P&O Ferries – sailings are operating to the advertised schedule
  • Liverpool to Belfast
    • Stena Line – sailings are operating to the advertised schedule
  • Liverpool to Douglas (Isle of Man)
  • Pembroke to Rosslare
    • Irish Ferries – sailings are operating to the advertised schedule
  • Fishguard to Rosslare
    • Stena Line – sailings are operating to the advertised schedule
  • Heysham to Douglas (Isle of Man)
  • Cherbourg to Dublin
    • Irish Ferries – sailings are operating to the advertised schedule
  • Cherbourg to Rosslare
    • Brittany Ferries – sailings are operating to the advertised schedule
    • Stena Line – sailings are operating to the advertised schedule
  • Cork to Roscoff
    • Brittany Ferries – services resume from 2 July 2021 until October 2021 and from March 2022 to November 2022.

Routes to Spain

  • Portsmouth to Santander
  • Plymouth to Santander
  • Portsmouth to Bilbao
  • Rosslare to Bilbao

Routes in the UK & to the Channel Islands

  • Guernsey
  • Jersey
  • Isle of Wight
    • Hovertravel – sailings are operating to the advertised schedule  
    • Red Funnel – sailings are operating to the advertised schedule
    • Wightlink – sailings are operating to the advertised schedule
  • Isles of Scilly
  • Scottish islands and peninsulas
    • CalMac – services are operating to the advertised schedule
  • Thames river bus services