Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs

Before booking and travelling you will need to check the local requirements with the government of each country you will visit. Please make sure you are clear on:

  • The paperwork that is required including forms and Covid-19 tests
  • Other travel restrictions including quarantine regulations

Travel documentation

Please read through the advice for the country you are entering thoroughly and take note of what documentation you need to bring with you when you arrive at the port. You will not be able to travel if you do not have the correct documentation.

Before you travel to or return to Ireland, you must complete an online  Passenger Locator Form which then must be given to the Immigration Authorities upon arrival in Ireland.

You will also need to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test carried out no more than 72 hours before arrival into Ireland.

From 04:00 on 15 April 2021, passengers arriving into Ireland from France are now required to pre-book and pre-pay for a place in a designated facility for mandatory hotel quarantine. For more information visit https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/b4020-travelling-to-ireland-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/

From 3rd April 2021 at 19h00, France is going into lockdown for a period of 4 weeks. This means that:

  • No one will be able to travel more than 10km from their home without a compelling reason. The form is available to download here: Attestation de Déplacement Dérogatoire.
  • There is also a curfew in France between 19:00 and 06:00. If you need to travel during the curfew, you must be prepared to present a form to the French authorities upon request. The form is available to download here: Attestation de Déplacement Couvre-Feu.
  • Inter-regional travel will not be permitted without a compelling reason, such as family reasons, or to accompany a child or parent
  • French nationals and cross-border workers may be permitted to travel

Before arrival in France, you'll need:

  • A negative Covid-19 test carried out 72 hours before departure
  • A Sworn Statement form when you travel (download here) to certify you do not have COVID-19 or its symptoms and have not been in contact with any confirmed cases in the previous 14 days before travel
  • It is strongly recommended that you self-isolate for seven days upon arrival in France and complete a second PCR test at the end of this seven-day period

There is a curfew in France between 19:00 and 06:00. If you need to travel during the curfew, you will need to be prepared to present a form to the French authorities upon request. The form is available to download here: Attestation de Déplacement Couvre-Feu.

For the latest government advice visit: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/france/

Under the EU traffic light system, Ireland has moved into the high risk red zone. As a result, passengers travelling from the Republic of Ireland to Spain must complete a negative Covid test to be carried out within 72 hours prior to arrival into Spain. You will need to provide documentation at check-in to confirm that the test is negative for each person travelling (children under the age of six are exempt).

It is still mandatory to complete a paper format Passenger Locator Form before arrival in Spain. You must print and complete this form prior to disembarkation. Brittany Ferries' staff will collect this form in the garage before you disembark. Travel restrictions vary by region within Spain and  are subject to regular change.

The United Kingdom is taking steps to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

1) All persons (including UK nationals and residents) arriving in the UK from outside the common travel area must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days of departure to the UK. For further information please visit: www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-for-people-travelling-to-england

2) To protect your health and others’, everyone must complete an online passenger locator form before arrival in the United Kingdom.

3) All arrivals must quarantine for 10 days unless exempt. If you have travelled through a red list country in the last 10 days, you must have a valid managed quarantine facility booked prior to departure. For information please visit: www.gov.uk/travel-quarantine-and-testing. Check the list of exempt countries immediately before travel and the list of work-related exemptions if travelling for work.

4) Everyone is required to take a coronavirus test on days 2 and 8 of their quarantine. You must have this booked prior to departure. For information please visit: www.gov.uk/travel-quarantine-and-testing.

5) It is a legal requirement that you wear a face covering on public transport in the UK.

6) If you quarantine in England, you may opt into Test to Release. For further information please visit: www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-test-to-release-for-international-travel.

Failure to comply with the above measures is a criminal offence and you could be fined. Please visit www.gov.uk/uk-border-control for detailed public health advice and requirements for entering the UK.

Popular FAQs

Before contacting us, please check the FAQs below for the Covid-19 travel questions we're most frequently asked. You can also check out our FAQ section for more information about travelling with us.

The Public Health Form or Passenger Locator Form (PLF) is required by some governments in our destinations to collect information needed to contact you if a passenger on your crossing tests positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). The information collected on behalf of  the Health Authorities includes contact details, a destination address and travel itinerary.

Our services are continuing to operate with our Covid-secure measures in place for your safety. It is essential to check that your travel is permitted and that you have the appropriate entry and travel requirements in place for your destination. You can find further information about this above and we strongly recommend staying up to date with the latest advice via the appropriate government website. 

We’re looking forward to welcoming you on board and you can rest assured that the Covid-secure measures (read more in Life On Board) will be in place for as long as recommended. With time, we hope that entry requirements will become easier for all those wishing to travel but we’ll keep you updated with the latest advice via these pages.  If you are on a sailing likely to be affected by changing restrictions or schedules, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Please assume your holiday is going ahead, unless we contact you.

Undoubtedly there will be some facilities and attractions that have to be adapted to cope with the pandemic and it is possible some services or facilities may be withdrawn temporarily.

If you decide to change your travel plans you will be reassured to learn that all tickets are amendable. Please check your booking confirmation for the terms applicable to your particular ticket type. Most bookings can be amended via the Manage My Booking page on our website. 

If it’s not possible for you to change your travel dates and you need to cancel your booking, you can do so via the same webpage. This will be subject to the cancellation policy on your ticket. If you booked through a travel agent, you’ll need to contact them for advice.

You can get in touch through all the usual means. You may find the answer to your question above or on our FAQs page but our friendly contact centre team are also on hand to help.

Please see our Contact Us page for details of how to get in touch.