Department For Transport
At the Department for Transports haulier advice sites, drivers and crew of HGVs, LGVs, coaches and vans can:
- take a COVID-19 test, which they need to travel to France, Denmark and the Netherlands see list below for sites where testing is available
- find out about the rules and documents needed to move goods between the?UK?and?EU
- complete a free border readiness check to ensure they have the correct documentation to cross the EU border
- get help using the Check an HGV is ready to cross the border service
Several countries have introduced COVID-19 testing requirements for hauliers. The rules are different in each country. Check the rules before you travel and take the necessary action.
Free COVID-19 testing is available for drivers and crew at the advice sites marked below.
Professional coach drivers who are driving abroad for work can also take a free COVID-19 test at haulier advice sites.
We strongly advise drivers and crew to get a negative test before they travel to Kent or other Channel crossing points.
Drivers and crew using Dover and Eurotunnel will get fast-tracked past queues if they get tested and have a valid Kent Access Permit before arriving in Kent.
To avoid delays, get tested at an advice site before you enter Kent.
Find your nearest haulier advice site
Haulier advice sites are at motorway service stations and truck stops. Most haulier advice sites are open between 6am and 9.30pm, 7 days a week.