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Ferry Services Update during COVID 19

By 25/03/2020February 17th, 2021News

(Updated 17 February 2021) Due to the current pandemic, travel requirements and restrictions are subject to change, we have therefore put together the below list of available routes and services for essential travel but advise that you also check service updates directly on your ferry operator’s website.

During national lockdowns ferry operators continue 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. Some operators are running a reduced service for passengers during this time. We therefore advise you to check directly on your operator’s website 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 only. Due to Coronavirus restrictions travel for leisure purposes is currently not permitted.

All people sailing to France, Spain and The Netherlands for repatriation and essential travel must have a negative Covid-19 test, carried out less than 72-hours before departure.

For passengers who were booked to sail after travel requirements changed, we urge you to check with your operator on the options available to rebook your sailing, or to get a credit/ voucher to use against future travel.

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:

The Republic of Ireland has currently banned passenger arrivals from the UK until 8 January 2021, except for returning Irish citizens. From 9 January passengers arriving in Ireland from the UK will need a negative Covid test within the preceding 72 hours and will need to self-isolate for 14 days. Passengers can still sail from Ireland to Wales. If you have a booking to sail to Ireland  from Wales please check on your operator’s website in the first instance for options to rebook travel or request a credit voucher. 

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)
    • Isle of Man Steam Packet Company – sailings are operating to the advertised schedule for Isle of Man residents and essential travel only. The Isle of Man’s borders remain closed to non-residents unitl further notice.
  • 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

Routes to Spain

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