Can I book a sailing for holiday or leisure?
No, only essential passenger travel is permitted on our North Sea route between the England and Holland until further notice on travel regulations from both the UK and Dutch governments. Read UK regulations here for the latest guidelines on what is permitted. Please find Dutch guidelines here for what is currently permitted. We strongly recommend before booking that customers check as they are subject to change.
If travelling from Holland into GB, passengers are required to provide evidence of a negative Covid-19 test taken within the previous 72 hours and to quarantine for 10 days upon their travel into England. They must also arrange a Covid-19 test on days 2 and 8 of their quarantine. Anyone who has been in a red-list country (How to quarantine when you arrive in England - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) within 10 days of their travel into GB must quarantine in a pre-booked, managed quarantine facility unless they are a British or Irish national or have residence rights in the UK. Those travelling must complete the mandatory Public Health Passenger Locator Form within 48 hours of their travel to England so that they can be contacted if they, or someone they may have been in contact with, develops or displays symptoms of the virus.
Only essential worker passenger travel is permitted between Holyhead and Dublin and Fishguard to Rosslare. All passengers arriving into the Republic of Ireland must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken with 72 hours of departure. UK NHS tests are not suitable evidence. Passengers who have travelled from or transited through certain high-risk countries in the 10 days prior to travel must book a stay in a pre-booked, managed quarantine facility. All passengers should complete a Passenger locator form
For more information on the definitions of permitted travel visit either the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs or the Government of the Netherlands advice webpages.