21 December Update

France blocked arrivals of UK passengers for 48 hours over concerns about the new coronavirus variant.
Freight lorries cannot cross by sea or through the Eurotunnel and the Port of Dover has closed to outbound traffic.About 10,000 lorries a day travel between Dover and Calais during peak periods such as Christmas.UK ministers will discuss the move at a Cobra emergency committee on Monday.On Sunday, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps urged the public and hauliers not to travel to ports in Kent, saying “significant disruption” was likely in the area.Kent Police have mobilised Operation Stack – a system to park lorries on the M20 motorway in Kent at times of disruption – to deal with the build-up of traffic.

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BREXIT – Crossings to the UK

Keep in mind that movement through the Eurotunnel and the Stena Line could be affected by the Brexit transition. to find the most up-to-date information we recommend you to visit the Eurotunnel Page or the Stena Line Page respectively.


Your checklist

(after the transition period)

  • Apply for an EORI number
  • Make sure that you are able to submit your declaration to Dutch Customs
  • If you are going to submit your own declarations, you need an ‘Electronic message exchange registration’. You can download the application (only available in Dutch)
  • Find out whether you need any authorisations
  • In addition to these customs regulations, you might also encounter other formalities, such as inspections of animal products or additional rules for the export of waste material
  • Additional information covering brexit can be found here.

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