What happened to ferry travel during the transition period?
Following the UK’s exit from the European Union we entered a 'Transition Period' that lasted until 31st December 2020. During this transition period EU rules and regulations continued to apply and therefore any ferry travel between UK and EU was unaffected.
For travel between UK and Ireland, nothing changed. British and Irish citizens were, and still are, able to continue to travel freely within the 'Common Travel Area' which includes UK and Ireland. Further information can be found here.
Now that the transition period is over, various restrictions on travel, such as the transport of certain foodstuffs, are in place; further information is available here.