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Ferry Services Update during COVID 19 pandemic

(25 March 2020) We are all facing exceptional times in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. On 17 March the Foreign & Commonwealth (FCO) advised against all non-essential overseas travel for British nationals, initially for a 30-day period.  On the 23 March the UK government announced unprecedented restrictions limiting how and where people can move and gather during this national emergency, essentially putting the UK into lockdown.

Following government instruction, passenger services are available for essential travel and repatriation purposes only at this time. Most operators are running a reduced service for passengers as they prioritise the transportation of essential goods and medical supplies. We therefore advise you to check directly with your operator before planning your trip.

Ferry Services Update: UK to Europe

The majority of ferry operators are continuing to run regular services on most cross-channel routes for the purpose of repatriation and essential travel. To give passengers greater flexibility and peace of mind during the uncertainty caused by Coronavirus (COVID 19), ferry operators are also allowing customers to amend their travel dates without incurring an amendment fee.

Cross-Channel routes in operation:

  • 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

North Sea routes from the UK:

  • Hook of Holland to Harwich
    • Stena Line – sailings are operating to the advertised schedule

Irish Sea Routes:

  • 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
  • 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
    • Stena Line – sailings are operating to the advertised schedule

Domestic routes

  • Isle of Wight
    • Hovertravel – a revised timetable is in operation  
    • Red Funnel – a revised timetable is in operation with some remain in vehicle services available  
    • Wightlink – a revised timetable is in operation with some remain in vehicle services available    
  • Scottish islands and peninsulas
    • CalMac – services are only for those people who live on the islands who have an essential need to travel to and from the mainland, and for essential supplies or business