HELP CENTRE

Do I need a Covid test to travel to Northern Ireland?

A Common Travel Area (CTA) exists between the UK, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland. Travel within the UK, and to the Republic of Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey, is not counted as international travel.

 

Travelling to NI from within the Common Travel Area

If you're travelling from within the Common Travel Area (CTA) and staying overnight in Northern Ireland, it is advised you take a rapid lateral flow device test (LFD) before you begin your journey. You should only travel if the test is negative.

It is also advised you take an LFD test on days two and eight of your stay.

You should not travel to Northern Ireland if you have COVID-19 symptoms, or have received a positive COVID-19 result.

You do not need to fill in a Passenger Locator Form if you’re travelling from within the CTA and you have not been outside the CTA in the last 10 days.

 

Travelling to Scotland from within the Common Travel Area

Travel within the UK, and to the Republic of Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey, is not counted as international travel. This means that you do not need to test, isolate or fill in a passenger locator form if:

  • you’re travelling to Scotland from England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey or Guernsey
  • you have not travelled anywhere other than these areas in the 10 days before you arrive in Scotland

Our phone lines are currently very busy

Due to the recent UK and EU government announcements regarding changes to COVID-19 travel restrictions, we are currently dealing with an unprecedented number of calls to our contact centre team.

We kindly ask that in order to gain answers to your travel queries quicker, please first consider using our Help Centre above to find the latest travel requirements, entry rules and testing information needed prior to your departure.

If you wish to speak to an advisor regarding your booking, any amendments or cancellations you can contact us via the methods below. If your query relates to travel in more than 7 days time, please try contacting us again closer to your travel date. We’re working hard to assist those with immediate travel requirements. We thank you for your co-operation and patience at this busy time.

Post

If you do prefer to contact us in writing, our postal adress is:

P&O Ferries
Channel House
Channel View Road
Dover
CT17 9TJ
UNITED KINGDOM

Email

Please send any questions or comments to: help@poferries.com or submit an enquiry.

Phone

Contact our call centre on 01304 44 88 88 between 09:00 and 17:00 Monday to Sunday.

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