Guidance

Haulier advice site locations

Find sites where HGV drivers can check their documents to transport goods to the EU.

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Applies to England, Scotland and Wales

At haulier advice sites, drivers and crew of HGVs, LGVs and vans can get a border readiness check to find out about the rules and documents needed to move goods between the UK and EU.

Find your nearest haulier advice site

All haulier advice sites have now shut down.

COVID-19 testing

Hauliers who enter England from abroad do not need to take any COVID-19 travel tests before or after arrival in England.

This applies whether you are vaccinated or not.

Hauliers travelling from England should check foreign travel advice for any COVID-19 entry requirements for the countries they are travelling to.

COVID-19 testing for hauliers at haulier advice sites ended 31 March.

Published 4 November 2020
Last updated 5 May 2022 + show all updates
  1. All haulier advice sites will shut down from 8pm, Friday 13 May.

  2. COVID-19 testing has ended at haulier advice sites. Only Charnock Richard northbound, Lockerbie Truck Stop, Membury eastbound, Rugby Stobart Truck Stop and Thurrock Services remain open for border readiness checks

  3. March 31 will be final day of COVID-19 testing at all haulier advice centres. Only Charnock Richard northbound, Lockerbie Truck Stop, Membury eastbound, Rugby Stobart Truck Stop and Thurrock Services will be open for border readiness checks from 1 April.

  4. Updated COVID-19 testing hours at Rugby Stobart Truck Stop and Thurrock Services.

  5. Hauliers who enter England from abroad do not need to take any COVID-19 travel tests before or after arrival in England.

  6. Essex Arena haulier advice site is now closed. 24 hour testing is now available at Thurrock Services.

  7. The haulier advice sites on ferries have closed.

  8. The Hook of Holland and Spanish haulier advice sites have closed.

  9. Haulier advice sites on ferries and in Hook of Holland and Spain will end in March. Site at Essex Arena will end 16 March. 24 hour testing will start at Thurrock March 24.

  10. Updated COVID testing hours.

  11. Hauliers who enter England from abroad and are fully vaccinated will not need to take any COVID-19 travel tests before or after arrival in England. Hauliers who do not qualify as fully vaccinated must take an arrival lateral flow test by day 2.

  12. The following haulier advice sites have closed: Burtonwood (Merseyside), Cambridge Services, Cobham Services, Doncaster North, Hartshead Moor (Huddersfield), Reading Eastbound and Rothwell Truck Stop.

  13. Clacket Lane eastbound is now closed.

  14. Clacket Lane eastbound will close on 5 February 2022 at 10pm.

  15. The following haulier advice sites will close on 8 February 2022 at 10pm: Burtonwood (Merseyside), Cambridge Services, Clacket Lane eastbound, Cobham Services, Doncaster North, Hartshead Moor (Huddersfield), Reading and Rothwell Truck Stop.

  16. The Holyhead haulier advice site has reopened.

  17. The Holyhead haulier advice site remains temporarily closed.

  18. Updated days on which advice sites aboard ferries are active.

  19. The Holyhead haulier advice site will now reopen on 19 January 2022. Added 3 new haulier advice sites located in Spain.

  20. The Holyhead haulier advice site will be closed until 17 January 2022.

  21. PCR testing at Doncaster North services has now stopped due to changes to entry requirements into Germany.

  22. Added Doncaster North site PCR testing times.

  23. From 29 December, limited PCR tests are available from the Doncaster North haulier advice site for drivers using the direct ferry between Immingham and Cuxhaven.

  24. Added Christmas and New Year opening hours for the haulier advice and COVID-19 testing sites, advice sites aboard ferries and the Hook of Holland advice site.

  25. The following sites have now closed: Barton Park, Beaconsfield, Birchanger Green, Cornwall Services, Ferrybridge Services, Fleet southbound, Heywood Distribution Truck Stop, Leicester Forest East northbound, Michaelwood South, Tamworth Services and the Stockyard Truckstop Rotherham.

  26. The following sites will now close permanently on 26 November at 10pm: Barton Park, Beaconsfield, Birchanger Green, Cornwall Services, Ferrybridge Services, Fleet southbound, Heywood Distribution Truck Stop, Leicester Forest East northbound, Michaelwood South, Tamworth Services and the Stockyard Truckstop Rotherham.

  27. The following sites will close permanently on 24 November at 10pm: Barton Park, Beaconsfield, Birchanger Green, Cornwall Services, Ferrybridge Services, Fleet southbound, Heywood Distribution Truck Stop, Leicester Forest East northbound, Michaelwood South, Tamworth Services and the Stockyard Truckstop Rotherham.

  28. Normal service resumed at Essex Arena and Thurrock Services.

  29. Haulier advice is now available on some cross-Channel ferry routes and at the Hook of Holland port.

  30. Essex Arena is closed from 6am on 6 November until 8am on 8 November 2021. Free 24-hour testing for COVID-19 is available at Thurrock Services from 6am on 6 November until 8am on 8 November 2021.

  31. Normal service resumed at Essex Arena and Thurrock Services.

  32. Essex Arena is closed from 6.30am on 23 October until 8am on 25 October. Free 24-hour testing for COVID-19 is available at Thurrock Services from 5am on 23 October until 8am on 25 October 2021.

  33. Keele southbound open for COVID-19 testing and border readiness support from 12pm, Thursday 2 September.

  34. COVID-19 testing and border readiness support ended at Sandbach north and southbound Tuesday 31 August.

  35. Upcoming changes to COVID-19 testing at Essex Arena, Keele, Sandbach and Thurrock services.

  36. Updated COVID-19 testing hours, and added information and advice operational hours.

  37. The haulier advice and information site at Watford Gap southbound has closed.

  38. The haulier advice and information site at Watford Gap southbound will close at 10pm on 23 May 2021.

  39. Michaelwood South is open for COVID-19 testing only from 6am until 10pm.

  40. The following haulier advice and information sites have closed: Formula Services, Junction 38 Penrith, Strensham Northbound, Sutton Scotney Northbound and Watford Gap Northbound. The following haulier advice and information sites now offer COVID-19 testing only: Beaconsfield, Cullompton, Fleet Southbound, Hartshead Moor, Heywood Distribution Truck Stop, Leicester Forest East Northbound, Orwell Crossing Truck Stop, Sandbach Northbound, Sutton Scotney Southbound, The Stockyard Truck Stop Rotherham and Woodall Northbound

  41. Barton Park and Cornwall Services are open for COVID-19 testing only from 6am until 10pm.

  42. Leicester Forest East northbound has reopened.

  43. Leicester Forest East northbound is closed until 9am on 23 April 2021.

  44. Leicester Forest East northbound is closed until 6pm on 22 April.

  45. You no longer need a Kent Access Permit (KAP) to enter Kent.

  46. The haulier advice site at the Holyhead Truck Stop has closed. It will reopen further along Parc Cybi Road at an HMRC facility on 13 April 2021 at 2pm. COVID-19 testing will not be available at the site.

  47. Cannock Roadking, Markham Moor and Pont Abraham sites are now closed.

  48. COVID-19 testing is no longer offered at Thurrock Services.

  49. Essex Arena is open for 24-hour COVID-19 testing only.

  50. Pease Pottage is open from 5am until 9pm for COVID-19 testing only.

  51. COVID-19 testing no longer available at Charnock Richard Services Northbound, Junction 38 Services, Stafford Northbound, Strensham Northbound, Strensham Southbound and Sutton Scotney Northbound.

  52. Cobham Services is open for 24-hour COVID-19 testing.

  53. Baldock Services is open for 24-hour COVID-19 testing only.

  54. Birchanger Green is open for 24-hour COVID-19 testing.

  55. Hauliers now need a negative COVID-19 test result before travelling to Germany, as well as France, Denmark and the Netherlands.

  56. Added translation

  57. Added warning to expect delays at busiest information and advice sites.

  58. South Mimms has been opened for 24 hour testing.

  59. Changed closing time for haulier COVID-19 testing sites to 9.30pm; this is because it takes half an hour for tests to be processed.

  60. Cullompton, Sandbach northbound and Ferrybridge services added to list of haulier advice sites that offer COVID testing.

  61. Orwell Crossing Truck Stop hours updated to begin at 4am.

  62. Hauliers need a negative COVID-19 test result before travelling to France, Denmark and the Netherlands.

  63. Clacket Lane eastbound and Orwell Crossing Truck Stop are now offering COVID testing.

  64. Added translation

  65. Added translations.

  66. Strensham Southbound, Stafford Northbound and Strensham Northbound sites are now offering COVID testing.

  67. 7 more haulier advice and information sites are now offering COVID testing: Charnock Richard Services northbound, Truck Haven (Carnforth), the Stockyard Truckstop Rotherham, Woodall northbound, Leicester Forest East northbound, Beaconsfield and Sutton Scotney northbound.

  68. Rownhams northbound is offering COVID-19 testing from 6am until 10pm.

  69. Eight new haulier advice sites are now offering testing: Heywood Distribution Truck Stop, Thurrock Services, Hartshead Moor (Huddersfield), Formula Services (Ellesmere Port), Sandbach Southbound, Cherwell Valley, Membury Eastbound and Junction 38 Services.

  70. Added Junction 38 Services advice and information site.

  71. 5 more advice sites are now offering COVID-19 testing: Burtonwood, Fleet southbound, Hopwood Park, Leicester Forest East southbound and Rothwell Truck Stop.

  72. Sites where HGV drivers can get a free COVID test before travelling to France.

  73. Added details of new haulier advice sites.

  74. 39 more haulier information and advice sites open at service and truck stops.

  75. First published.