Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for the freight transport industry

Guidance for the freight transport industry on international travel following government advice for British nationals.



Freight industry guidance on international travel during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, following government advice for British nationals.

International and domestic freight transport (including by air, ship, road and rail, including roll-on/roll-off transports) is classified by UK government as an essential activity in the context of its travel advice. The advice against non-essential travel is not intended to apply to international and domestic freight transport.

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) travel advice remains under constant review and is being updated regularly with the latest information on restrictions and other measures in place in each country/territory. Check the latest travel advice and sign up for email alerts for all countries where you are travelling.

Please note

This guidance is of a general nature and should be treated as a guide, and in the event of any conflict between any applicable legislation (including the health and safety legislation) and this guidance, the applicable legislation shall prevail.

Published 17 March 2020
Last updated 15 May 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added clarification on guidance and legislation.

  2. First published.