Coronavirus Advice

As the Coronavirus COVID-19 continues to spread, we recognise and appreciate the increased uncertainty that this is causing. The situation has our fullest attention. The safety of our customers and colleagues is always our top priority and we are taking several precautionary safety measures to ensure a safe and comfortable journey for all. In light of the current situation, we will do everything we can to assist you with your upcoming travel plans.


Please note we will update this page on an ongoing basis as and when circumstances change.

What is essential travel?


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 the definitions of essential travel visit either the UK Foreign & Commonwealth OfficeIreland’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.