Coronavirus Advice

What is essential travel?


Government announced that as of the 10th of July, leisure travel is now permitted. If travelling for a special reason, enforcing rules on 'essential travel' is not the responsibility of Stena Line employees but rather the various police forces and border agencies across the UK, Ireland and Holland.

Government officials are operating at ports across the UK, Ireland and Holland who have the authority to stop, question and, if necessary, refuse entry to those not meeting the criteria on 'essential travel'.

For more information on the definitions of essential travel visit either the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Ireland's Department of Foreign Affairs or the Government of the Netherlands advice webpages.

Links to information regarding other countries can be found on in the 'More Information and Further Advice' section.