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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 the EU outside the Common Travel Area (UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man), may have to take a COVID-19 test if they are staying for more than 2 days.

You may not need to take a test if you will be in England for 2 days or less.

As the situation changes regularly, it is advised that hauliers should check the most up to date COVID-19 requirements prior to attempting any international journey.

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. Free COVID-19 testing is available for drivers and crew of HGVs, LGVs and vans at many UK haulier advice sites.

Find out about:

If someone hides in a vehicle 

If a driver suspects someone is attempting to enter their vehicle or has entered their vehicle, they should contact local police as soon as it is safe to do so. In the UK call 999 or in the EU call 112.


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.

This guidance will be updated with the latest information as soon as it is available.