Guidance

Moving goods through the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel using common transit

Find alternative offices of destination or departure when moving goods under Common Transit Convention through the Port of Dover or Eurotunnel in a no-deal Brexit.

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The UK will remain in the Common Transit Convention (CTC) after Brexit.

In a no-deal Brexit, you can go to alternative government offices of destination and departure if you’re travelling through the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel.

If these alternative sites are full, you might be diverted to another location. The police or Highways England will let you know if there are any diversions.

Check if any diversions are in place before you travel to the port on Highways England’s website.

If diversions are in place to manage freight traffic on the major roads leading to the Port of Dover, you will need to go to:

Manston Airport
The Cargo Centre
Spitfire Way
Ramsgate
Kent
CT12 5FF

Manston Airport is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If traffic management systems in Kent – known as Operation Brock – are activated, border readiness checks will take place in traffic queues.

If you’re a haulier and do not have all the correct documents to cross the border, you’ll be told to go to a holding site in Ashford or Manston Airport. Once you get there, you will have a limited period to establish what you need to do to be able to cross the border.

Importing goods through the Port of Dover

If you’re not ending the movement of your goods at an authorised consignee’s premises, go to the office of destination at Dover Western Docks:

Dover Western Docks
Lord Warden Square
Dover
CT17 9TF

Dover Western Docks is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Importing goods through Eurotunnel

If you’re not ending the movement of your goods at an authorised consignee’s premises, go to the office of destination at Ashford International Truck Stop:

Ashford International Truck Stop
Waterbrook Avenue
Ashford
TN24 0GB

Ashford International Truck Stop is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Exporting through the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel

If you’re not starting the movement of your goods at an authorised consignor’s premises, go to the office of departure at either:

North Weald Airfield

North Weald Airfield
Merlin Way
North Weald Bassett
Epping
CM16 6HR

North Weald Airfield is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Ebbsfleet International Station

Ebbsfleet International Rail Station car park D
International Way
Ebbsfleet Valley
DA10 1EB

Ebbsfleet International Rail Station is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Stop 24

Stop 24
Folkestone Services
15 Ashford Road
Hythe
CT21 4BL

Stop 24 is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Published 19 September 2019