Find sites where drivers and crew of HGVs, LGVs and vans can get free COVID-19 tests and border readiness checks before transporting goods to the EU.
At the Department for Transport’s haulier advice sites, drivers and crew of HGVs, LGVs and vans can:
- take a COVID test, which they need to cross into France – see list below for sites where testing is available
- find out about the rules and documents needed to move goods between the UK and EU
- complete a free border readiness check to ensure they have the correct documentation to cross the EU border
- get help using the Check an HGV is ready to cross the border service
Drivers and crew of HGVs, LGVs and vans heading to any port crossing to France must display proof of an authorised negative COVID test, conducted within 72 hours prior to travel.
Free COVID testing is available for drivers and crew at the advice sites marked below.
Professional coach drivers who are driving abroad for work can also take a free COVID test at haulier advice sites. They must show proof of identity and be driving abroad for work within 72 hours of the test.
We strongly advise drivers and crew to get a negative test before they travel to Kent or other Channel crossing points.
Drivers and crew using Dover and Eurotunnel will get fast-tracked past queues if they get tested and have a valid Kent Access Permit before arriving in Kent.
Testing is available at Manston Airport and Ashford Sevington in Kent, but there is a chance of severe delays.
To avoid delays, get tested at an advice site before you enter Kent.
Find your nearest haulier advice site
Haulier advice sites are at motorway service stations and truck stops. Most haulier advice sites are open between 6am and 10pm, 7 days a week.