Travel Requirements

As the UK and Europe has reopened it’s important to be aware of the latest official travel advice, including the entry and testing requirements for your destination.  Travel restrictions can change frequently and so it’s important that you check the official Government sites before booking and before you travel to ensure you have the most up-to-date information and advice. We have provided the links to these Government sites below. 

 

Prior to travel please ensure you have all of the required Covid-19 documentation to enter the country you are travelling to, as without it you may be unable to travel.  It is your responsibility to ensure that you have all of the required documentation for all passengers travelling.

 

Your wellbeing is our top priority.  Read more about our enhanced safety measures here on our Sail Safe page.

Last updated: 1st August 2022

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Travelling to Britain

Passengers travelling to the United Kingdom from within the Common Travel Area (CTA)

 

Passengers from the CTA, which includes the Republic of Ireland, do not have to undertake a Covid-19 test, do not need to complete a Passenger Locator Form and do not need to quarantine.

 

Passengers travelling to the United Kingdom from Holland and other countries outside of the CTA

 

If you will arrive in England from abroad you do not have to undertake a Covid-19 test, do not need to complete a Passenger Locator Form and do not need to quarantine.

 

This will apply whether you are vaccinated or not. Other countries still have COVID-19 entry rules in place. You should check advice before you travel.

 

Public health requirements may vary depending on where you're staying in the UK.

 

England

 

Northern Ireland

 

Scotland

 

Wales

Travelling to Denmark

To be able to travel with Stena Line to Denmark, you must be able to show your valid ID document at check-in


For more details about what applies in Denmark, see  coronasmitte.dk 

Travelling to France

From 1 August 2022, the health control system at the borders has been lifted when entering France. The requirement to present a vaccination certificate, a reason for travel or a negative test result no longer applies.

Travelling to Germany

From 1st June 2022, passengers will no longer be required to present proof of Covid-19 vaccination, recovery or testing. 

 

Visit COVID-19: entry and quarantine regulations in Germany - Federal Foreign Office (auswaertiges-amt.de) for the most up-to-date travel advice and regulations.

Travelling to Ireland

Travelling to Northern Ireland

 

Passengers travelling to Northern Ireland on our Cairnryan to Belfast or Liverpool to Belfast routes do not have to undertake any PCR or Antigen testing, do not need to fill in any Passenger Locator Form and do not need to quarantine.

 

Other countries still have COVID-19 entry rules in place. You should check advice before you travel.

 

View the latest Government advice here

 

 

Travelling to the Republic of Ireland

 

Travellers to Ireland do not have to undertake any PCR or Antigen testing, do not need to fill in any Passenger Locator Form and do not need to quarantine. 

 

Any individual that develops COVID-19 symptoms while in Ireland should follow the HSE guidance in relation to isolation and undertaking antigen or PCR testing as appropriate.

 

View the latest Government advice here

Travelling to Latvia

As of 1st April 2022, the requirement to present a vaccination certificate, proof of recovery or a negative test result upon entering Latvia has been removed. 

 

Visit https://www.mfa.gov.lv/en/information-travellers-latvia-provisions-preventing-spread-covid-19 for the latest travel advice and requirements.

Travelling to Holland

From 23 March all travellers from the UK to Holland will need to show a valid, paper proof of vaccination status.

 

There are no restrictions for entering Holland for travellers who live in the EU/Schengen area or in a country participating in the EU travel rules scheme.

 

Please visit the Dutch Government site for more information. https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad/checklist-entry

Travelling to Poland

Poland does not require any covid documentation at the border, and no quarantine is required. You must have travel documents (passport or ID card).

 

The above information does not exhaust all the current regulations. It is the responsibility of the person crossing the border to find out about and comply with all travel regulations. In Poland, information may be provided by the Border Guard.

 

Visit https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/travel for the latest travel advice and requirements.

Travelling to Sweden


To be able to travel with Stena Line to Sweden, you must be able to show your valid ID document at check-in

Travelling to Norway

No requirements.

 

Norway does not require any covid documentation to be presented at the border. You must have travel documents (passport or ID card)

 

It is the responsibility of the person crossing the border to find out about and comply with all travel regulations.