Information about transport to the United Kingdom
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.
The UK left the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020.
Our relationship with our customers is very important. We would like to give you some practical information about transport to and from the United Kingdom after BREXIT.
There is a transition period and this transition period will last until 31 December 2020. During this period, all EU regulations and rules will continue to apply to the United Kingdom.
On this page, you will find more information and updates about the BREXIT. Read also the article ‘Brexit: where do we stand?‘ of the Government of the Netherlands.
BREXIT – Crossings to the UK
Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Freight real time information
What does Brexit mean for my customs matters?
The United Kingdom (UK) left the European Union (EU)
The UK House of Commons approved the agreement on 9 January 2020 by a large majority. Also the House of Lords approved the agreement on 22 January 2020. The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020. Now, there is now a transition period. This transition period will last until 31 December 2020. All the EU regulations and rules will continue to apply to the United Kingdom during this period.
This is how you swiftly proceed through the Dutch ports after Brexit
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.