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This is the direction goods are travelling.
To/through EU to GB, or to/through GB to EU.

5. Onward journey

When leaving the port, check the requirements before continuing to your destination.

Check for any required declarations or carnets.

Hauliers arriving in England from abroad have to take a COVID-19 test if they are staying for more than 2 days. They need to take the first test within the first 2 days, then further tests every 3 days.

This applies to drivers and crews of HGVs and drivers of vans and other light goods vehicles. It applies to both UK-based and non-UK hauliers.

If you do not have proof of a negative COVID-19 test, you could be fined £2,000.

You do not need to take a test if you arrive in England from Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man – known as the Common Travel Area (CTA).

You must have only been in the CTA or the UK in the 10 days before arrival. If you have been outside the CTA in the 10 days before you arrive in England, you must take the tests.

Find out more about COVID testing for hauliers.


Once you’ve met all of these requirements, you are ready to proceed to your final destination and deliver the goods.

Stay up-to-date

Visit an information & advice site at a motorway services or truckstop for in-person advice.

You should check the latest version of this guidance for hauliers and commercial drivers.

Some of the rules are still being finalised between the UK and the EU. This guidance will be updated with the latest information as soon as it is available.