Day Trips to France after Brexit

Now the UK has left the EU, you can still enjoy day trips to France via our Dover to Calais ferry crossing. You may require additional documentation, especially if you plan on driving abroad, but the experience of catching one of our ferries to France will be the same, and you can expect to find the same great facilities and fantastic customer service on board all of our ships.


If you’re hoping to take a day trip to France after Brexit, read on to discover all that you need to know before you go.


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Duty free shopping after Brexit


Following the UK leaving the EU, we are able to offer duty free shopping to passengers travelling between the UK and EU countries. This means that you can save up to 50% off high street prices on a whole range of products, including alcohol and tobacco. There are some restrictions on how much duty free shopping you can bring into the UK:



42 litres of beer

18 litres of still wine

4 litres of spirits or 9 litres of sparkling wine, fortified wine or any alcoholic beverage less than 22% ABV



200 cigarettes or

100 cigarillos or

50 cigars or

250g tobacco or

200 sticks of tobacco for heating

or any proportional combination of the above


You can also bring back £390 worth of other goods


For more information on Duty Free allowances, including EU allowances please visit the World Duty Free website.


Although there will be duty free limits in place post-Brexit, you’ll find that these still allow for you to bring plenty home from your French day trip tax-free, and it’s very likely that you’ll be able to fill your car boot without hitting the duty free limit. This means that you’ll be able to continue enjoying those pre-Christmas wine and cheese runs across the Channel and can stock up on items from our onboard World Duty Free shop.


Now you know what you can expect from day trips to France post-Brexit, you can start planning how to spend your time there. Take a look at our top day trips from Calais for some inspiration, and book your Dover to Calais crossing today.


Need more information on travel documents and driving in the EU? Visit our dedicated pages via the links below to find out more.


Documents required for a post-Brexit day trip to France

Driving in France after Brexit