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Covid-19 Travel Requirements

 

Passengers travelling to the Republic of Ireland from Britain or France:

Please click here for details on the requirement to have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken up to 72 hours prior to arrival in Ireland and further restrictions that apply.

 

Passengers travelling to Holland

Your planned crossing may be impacted by the latest changes regarding travel restrictions imposed by the Dutch Government. You will only be allowed entry to the Netherlands if you are on the exemption list.
If refused entry it is the customer’s responsibility to cover their own cost of travel back to their original departure point.

Please click here for details on the requirement to provide a negative test declaration Covid-19 form and either a negative LAMP test OR a negative PCR test in combination with a negative rapid (antigen) test. If you are not able to meet the requirements you will not be allowed to board.

 

Passengers travelling to France

You must complete and carry this Exemption Certificate to confirm your reason for travel during curfew hours. This certificate must be carried with you at all times and presented to the relevant authorities upon their request. Failure to comply may result in a €135 fine. UK passport holders must also have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken up to 72 hours prior to arrival in France. Read more about the curfew and exemption certificate here.  

 

Advice for all passengers

You can choose to amend your booking online. Read more on how to amend your booking here.

 

For the most up to date Government advice on travel please visit https://bit.ly/2LJmOWe if you’re in the UK and https://bit.ly/34tFwbb if you’re in Ireland.

Sail safe


FAQs
FAQs

For the latest travel advice in relation to Coronavirus or for information on how to amend an existing booking please see our FAQs below.

 

For the most up to date Government advice on travel please visit https://bit.ly/2LJmOWe if you’re in the UK and https://bit.ly/34tFwbb if you’re in Ireland.

Before travelling
Before Travelling

Preparing

 

  • Inform yourself about our safety measures regarding hygiene and social distancing.

 

  • Do not travel if you are sick and if you’re feeling unwell.

 

  • Follow your national health guidelines and travel restrictions.

 

 

At the terminal
At the terminal

Safe check-in

 

  • Our terminals feature increased opportunities for hand wash and disinfection and are also more frequently cleaned, especially “Hand Contact Point Hotspots”.

 

  • Card payment instead of cash is encouraged wherever possible.

 

  • You will find our sales points equipped with Plexi-Glass protection.

 

  • Our food service has been adjusted to ensure the maximum level of hygiene.

 

Boarding and disembarkation
Embarkation and disembarkation

Secure boarding and offboarding

 

  • When checking in, you will be asked to state your health condition. Passengers with any indication of suspected COVID-19 will be denied boarding.

 

  • Social distancing is encouraged by floor markings across our ferries and terminals, and reminders are being announced over the public address system.

 

  • You will be asked to show your Passenger Locator Form receipt of completion upon arrival into the port you are travelling to.

Onboard our ferries


Cleaning and hygiene
Cleaning and hygiene measures onboard

  • Increased opportunities for hand wash and disinfection in public areas.

 

  • On-board announcements, posters, and digital signage about hygiene guidelines onboard.

 

  • Increased frequency of cleaning and disinfection onboard, especially of “Hand Contact Points” such as door handles, access touchpads, telephones.

 

  • Our ventilation systems are running on 100% fresh air, no recirculation.

Shops, bars and restaurants
Shops, bars & restaurants onboard

  • Our food service has been adjusted to ensure the maximum level of hygiene. The buffet serving is currently stopped and we now only offer plate serving and packaged foods.

 

  • No alcohol is served in our bars & restaurants between 22:00 and 05:00 hrs.

 

  • Card payment instead of cash is preferred wherever possible.

 

  • On some vessels we have increased self-service of beverages.

Safe social distancing
Safe social distancing

  • More space onboard! All ships have reduced their passenger capacity accordingly to allow for social distancing.

 

  • Single-use cabins for customers where possible unless travelling together.

 

  • Safer guest-crew interaction points onboard with Plexiglass screens for increased safety.

 

  • Certain areas such as saunas, kids playrooms, etc., have been closed.

Face mask requirement
Face coverings

In accordance with public health guidelines, it is mandatory to wear face coverings at our ports and onboard our ships where social distancing isn’t possible. This applies to all routes on the Irish Sea and North Sea, including our Rosslare to Cherbourg route as well as on routes to/from Denmark and from Rostock to Trelleborg .

 

The following people are exempt from wearing a mask: children under the age of 11 years, if you have a physical or mental illness or impairment, or a disability that means you cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering, anyone for whom wearing or removing a face covering would cause severe distress. People travelling with, or providing assistance to, someone who relies on lip reading to communicate.

Customer Service Information

We have included the most up to date information in our frequently asked questions, but if you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

If you are in the UK call us on 03447 707 070 or email info.uk@stenaline.com.

 

If you are in the Republic of Ireland call us on 01 907 5555 or email info.ie@stenaline.com.