COVID-19 & Coronavirus

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Please be aware that there are strict requirements for travelling, and some restrictions on movement have been put in place by the UK and French authorities. There are more details below.

For the most up to date travel information from the UK and French governments, please see the links below:

Last updated: 05/03/2021


Travel from the UK to France - Legal requirements

1. Health declaration and travel certificate

Please ensure you complete both parts for everyone who is traveling before getting to the terminal. There are separate health declarations ("Déclaration pour voyageur") for people under and over age 11 - one must be completed for each passenger

 Each passenger must also complete the travel certificates ("Attestation") explaining the reason for travel prior to travel:

2. Pre-travel COVID-19 testing

All customers aged 11 and over travelling on our passenger service require a negative PCR test result. Please click here for more information on testing for both directions of travel.

3. There is currently an overnight curfew in France

Travel at other times is restricted except for specific reasons. If you will be driving between 6pm and 6am you'll need to download and fill out a Travel Exemption Certificate stating your reason to travel. More information can be found here.

If you will be travelling through France to another country you will still need all of the above. Please also check the requirements of the country you plan to enter next.

Travel from France to the UK – Legal Requirements

1. Certificate of Exit from France

You must complete a certificate to show that you have a compelling reason to leave France. It is called an “Attestation de sortie du territoire”. Everyone in the vehicle must complete one of these forms before arriving at the terminal.

2. Passenger locator form

To protect your health and others', everyone must complete an online passenger locator form before arrival in the United Kingdom.

3. Pre-travel testing

All customers aged 11 and over travelling on our passenger service require a negative Covid test result. Please click here for more information on testing for both directions of travel.

4. BEFORE you travel you must book a travel testing package for £210

You must take a coronavirus (COVID-19) test on day 2 and day 8 of quarantining. The test package must be booked before you start your journey. Full details can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/how-to-quarantine-when-you-arrive-in-england

5. Quarantine on arrival

All arrivals must quarantine for 10 days unless exempt. Full details and requirements can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/how-to-quarantine-when-you-arrive-in-england

6. Test to release

If you self-isolate in England, you may opt into Test to Release. For further information please visit: www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-test-to-release-for-international-travel

Failure to comply with the above measures is a criminal offence and you could be fined. Please visit www.gov.uk/uk-border-control for detailed public health advice and requirements for entering the UK.

Terminal Buildings and Shuttles

Our terminals are open during the day, but many facilities are unavailable due to Government guidelines. Toilets and vending machines are also available in the boarding lanes at both our Folkestone and Calais terminals. Please be aware that customers must remain in their vehicles on the shuttle so toilets on board are closed.

How we are keeping you safe


FAQs relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19

Information & advice

Download & install the NHS COVID-19 app
We encourage customers to download and install the NHS COVID-19 app to help fight the spread of the virus and save lives. Don't forget to "check-in" to our terminal buildings using the QR codes located on our entrances, if you enter the terminal. 

Eurotunnel travel insurance

Eurotunnel’s new Covid-19 Travel insurance and Combined products now include cover for cancellation prior to travel, curtailment, quarantine and medical expenses whilst overseas.

European Motor Breakdown cover is not affected by any travel restrictions. 

Please click here to see our policies and Frequently asked Question regarding insurance with Eurotunnel.

Important: Please note the latest advice from the FCO on travel for UK Citizens can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

Advice from the French Governmentcan be found here: ​gouvernement.​fr/info-coronavirus

If you are based in another country, please look at the advice your government is currently providing.

Our usual, flexible conditions apply. Most ticket types have a full year from date of original purchase to be used, as long as amended before the day of your booked travel and there are no admin fees for changing dates. Our Flexiplus tickets are fully refundable.Travel to be completed within 1 calendar year of the date of original purchase.

FAQs

Pre-travel testing FAQs

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