Coronavirus Updates

England Update 06/12/21
Changes to pre-departure testing from 4am, Tuesday 7 December 2021.
From 4am, Tuesday 7 December all people aged 12 years and over must take a PCR or LFT COVID-19 test before they travel to England from abroad. You must take the test in the 2 days before your service to England departs. Find out more on the site.
Fully vaccinated passengers arriving into England must now take a PCR test before the end of day 2 and self isolate. You must self-isolate until the result of the test is known. For more information on the rules to enter England please visit the website or our Essential Travel Information page.


France Update 03/12/21
From 4 December, fully vaccinated travellers (12 years old or more) of any nationality, have to provide the result of a negative PCR or antigen test (in paper or digital format) carried out less than 48h hours prior to departure. Self-administred tests (NHS test for example) are not considered valid for travel. Find out more by visiting the French government website or our Travel Restrictions for France page.


Ireland Update 03/12/21
From 00:001am on Sunday 5th December 2021, all travellers entering Ireland will need to provide a negative Covid test. Which test you will need to show will be dependent on your vaccination status, find out more by visiting our Travel Restrictions for Ireland page or the Irish government website.


Netherlands update 13/11/21
The Dutch Government introduced further measures in November, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, to find out more about the local restrictions please visit the Dutch government website. 


It is mandatory for all travellers entering the UK to fill in a Passenger Locator Form up to 48 hours before arrival. You must declare all countries you have visited or transited through in the 10 days prior to your arrival into the UK. These are mandatory requirements and will be checked at the border and check in points, boarding can be refused by the carrier if the current entry conditions are not met.


In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, some countries require travellers to produce a negative COVID-19 test result on arrival and in some cases prior to departure. To find out more about specific testing requirements for either France, Netherlands or Ireland, click on the relevant travel restriction box below.

Please ensure that you check the government advice page for the country you're travelling to for the latest entry requirements, as these are changing all the time:


The Netherlands


You can also find more information about the current travel restrictions, and view answers to our frequently asked questions in our Help Centre.


Please note, in line with government advice, passengers should continue to wear a face covering when travelling on public transport, including ferries.


Coronavirus Travel Restrictions for France
Travel Restrictions for France

View the latest travel restrictions for travel on our Dover to Calais route.

Coronavirus Travel Restrictions for the Netherlands
Travel Restrictions for Netherlands

Read the latest travel restrictions for travel on our Hull to Rotterdam route.

Coronavirus Travel Restrictions for Dublin
Travel Restrictions for Ireland

Details of the latest travel restrictions for travel on our Liverpool to Dublin route.

Book with confidence with P&O Ferries
Book with Confidence

We understand that you may be feeling some uncertainty due to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on travel plans, which is why we will not be charging an amendment fee to those who need to change their travel dates.

Safety precautions on P&O Ferries
Travelling Safely

Wondering if it’s safe to travel by ferry to Calais, Rotterdam or other European destinations? For more information on how to travel safely with P&O Ferries and what we are doing to help keep you safe onboard, visit our safety precautions page.

Pre-travel Covid-19 testing
Rules to enter England

Find the latest rules to enter England, including what you need to do depending on your vaccination status.