You must test negative for Covid-19 before you cross the border into certain countries. Check if you need to get a test, and when you should get one at GOV.UK.
In addition, from April 6, hauliers arriving in England from abroad will need 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. Find out more.
This will apply 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 are a haulier heading to the EU from Portsmouth International Port, you must ensure that you are ‘border ready’ to avoid delays.
Operation Transmission has now ended, so EU-bound hauliers can now drive straight to the port.
If you are bringing a trailer to the port that will be shipped unaccompanied, you will also need to have the correct documents. This is because the paperwork is for the load, not the driver.
If you are a haulier carrying freight considered a special load, you need to notify us in advance - please see the checklist towards the bottom of this page.
The documentation you may need is listed below. You can also download a government leaflet showing examples of the documentation required here.
Hauliers heading to the port for services to the Channel Islands, or to Portico, are not affected by these changes to paperwork and can carry on as normal.