Professional drivers going to France will need negative Covid-19 test from 28 Jan 2021 (Thursday)

What COVID-19 testing requirements are being introduced by France for truck drivers?

From Thursday 28 January France will require that any Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) driver or Light Goods Vehicle (LGV) driver or Coach driver must present proof of a negative COVID-19 antigen or PCR test result (from a list of approved tests) before the driver will be allowed to embark on a ferry from Ireland bound for France.

Further, France has indicated that each driver should present a copy of their EU certificate for international transport workers (Annex III cert).

We have been advised by the French authorities that this will apply to drivers travelling on any ferry setting sail from Ireland to France after 11 pm (Irish time) on Wednesday and that the requirement will remain in place for at least the next month.

The test (whether PCR or antigen) must have been obtained less than 72 hours prior to embarking on a journey to France.

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