Covid-19 Important Updates

Coronavirus/Covid-19: Latest Information

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  • We have introduced a number of measures onboard to ensure your wellbeing. Read more here.
  • Please check you are able to enter the country you are travelling to before setting off - More info can be found below

Latest Update - 18 September 2020

DFDS has continued to operate ferry schedules across Europe to support communities, ensure vital trade links remain open and goods can be delivered to shops and businesses.

Please see below the current status for each passenger ferry route.

Route Current Status
All routes Face coverings:

To ensure the wellbeing of both our guests and staff on board, we are introducing a route wide face covering policy for passengers.

All guests must wear face coverings at check-in, whilst boarding, and during disembarkation. This applies for both foot and car passengers, as well as freight drivers.

We also highly encourage our guests to wear face coverings whilst moving around our spacious vessels.

Face coverings do not need to be worn when guests are in their cabins+, when guests are seated in a socially distanced manner or whilst social distancing on outside decks.

There will also be specific announcements broadcast through the ships public address system with advice relating to local government requirements.

+ Except for the shared cabins on routes to/from Klaipeda.
Copenhagen-Oslo
Frederikshavn - Oslo
Ferries are running to normal timetables for all passengers

Customer-facing staff wear face masks or visors when not protected by plexiglass screens. Read more about our face covering policy at the top of this page.

Travelers from all regions of Denmark need to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival in Norway.

For business travelers, there are alternatives to quarantine. Read more here.

Further details about entry into Norway here

Further details about entry into Denmark here
Amsterdam-Newcastle Ferries are sailing to normal schedule from 15th July for all passengers.

You can read our face covering policy at the top of this page.

Due to continued government measures intended to prevent the spread of COVID-19 virus, it is now compulsory to quarantine for 14 days on arrival to the UK from France or The Netherlands from 04:00 on Saturday 15th August.

Please note all passengers need to have a booking to travel before arriving at port.

We ask passengers to keep their distance onboard and follow the crew directions. Shops are now open with social distancing measures in place. In accordance with UK guidelines, face masks must be worn whilst in UK port terminals.

As per UK Government regulations, you are required to read the latest UK public health advice and related duties for entering and staying in the UK before you travel. Read more here.

Note: All passengers are required to register their contact, travel and address information 48 hours before arrival into the UK, by completing this online form.

Local restrictions are in place across North East England from 18 September. Face coverings must be worn on public transport across the region. Bars, restaurants and other leisure venues will close between 22:00 – 05:00. For more info, see here.

Face coverings are mandatory on public transport and in certain areas of Amsterdam. Please check local guidance on face coverings before visiting here.

If you are travelling through Belgium to the UK, you may have to quarantine for 14 days on arrival.

You will need to quarantine if you stop and exit your vehicle in Belgium and interact with other people. This also applies to coaches, trains and other group methods of transport.

Details about entry into Netherlands here
Details about entry into UK here
Dover-Calais
Dover-Dunkirk
Ferries are sailing to normal schedules.

You can read our face covering policy at the top of this page.

Due to continued government measures intended to prevent the spread of COVID-19 virus, it is now compulsory to quarantine for 14 days on arrival to the UK from France or The Netherlands from 04:00 on Saturday 15th August.

Please note all passengers need to have a booking to travel before arriving at port.

Your complimentary Meal and drink can be taken at any of our outlets that are open at the time of travel. Limited menu available to choose from at each outlet. We ask passengers to keep their distance onboard and follow the crew directions.

The Seven Seas restaurant will be open on all sailings.

The shop will be open for 30-40 minutes each sailing where social distancing measures will be in place.

The Premium Lounge and Relax Lounge will be open from 25 July with a limited service and 50% capacity to ensure social distancing.

Due to French medical association requirements, the wearing of facemasks is now compulsory for all passengers travelling on our routes between UK and France. Passengers who are exempt from wearing face masks for health reasons are required to provide medical proof of their condition on request and to practice social distancing at all times.

As per UK Government regulations, you are required to read the latest UK public health advice and related duties for entering and staying in the UK before you travel. Read more here.

Note: All passengers are required to register their contact, travel and address information 48 hours before arrival into the UK, by completing this online form.

If you are travelling through Belgium to the UK, you may have to quarantine for 14 days on arrival.

You will need to quarantine if you stop and exit your vehicle in Belgium and interact with other people. This also applies to coaches, trains and other group methods of transport.

Details about entry into France here
Details about entry into UK here
Newhaven-Dieppe Ferries are sailing to normal schedules.

You can read our face covering policy at the top of this page.

Due to continued government measures intended to prevent the spread of COVID-19 virus, it is now compulsory to quarantine for 14 days on arrival to the UK from France or The Netherlands from 04:00 on Saturday 15th August.

Please note all passengers need to have a booking to travel before arriving at port.

Capacity on each sailing is now reduced for passengers.

Due to Covid-19 measures, cabins are limited and subject to availability.

The shop will be open for 30-40 minutes each sailing where social distancing measures will be in place.

The cafeteria is open on all sailings and social distancing measures will be in place.

The bar onboard remains closed until further notice.

Due to French medical association requirements, the wearing of facemasks is now compulsory for all passengers travelling on our routes between UK and France. Passengers who are exempt from wearing face masks for health reasons are required to provide medical proof of their condition on request and to practice social distancing at all times.

As per UK Government regulations, you are required to read the latest UK public health advice and related duties for entering and staying in the UK before you travel. Read more here.

Note: All passengers are required to register their contact, travel and address information 48 hours before arrival into the UK, by completing this online form.

If you are travelling through Belgium to the UK, you may have to quarantine for 14 days on arrival.

You will need to quarantine if you stop and exit your vehicle in Belgium and interact with other people. This also applies to coaches, trains and other group methods of transport.

Details about entry into France here
Details about entry into UK here
Klaipeda-Karlshamn Ferries are sailing to normal schedules.

You can read our face covering policy at the top of this page.

The shop, bars and restaurants are now open.

Protective masks are mandatory in the terminal premises.

All passengers going to Lithuania (except for transit travellers) are required to register their personal and travel information before their trip to Lithuania. Passengers need to complete the form prior the check-in and present the QR code confirmation to the check-in agent. You can fill in the form here.

Details about entry into Lithuania here
Details about entry into Sweden here
Klaipeda-Kiel Ferries are sailing to normal schedules.

You can read our face covering policy at the top of this page.

The shop, bars and restaurants are now open.

Protective masks are mandatory in the terminal premises.

All passengers going to Lithuania (except for transit travellers) are required to register their personal and travel information before their trip to Lithuania. Passengers need to complete the form prior the check-in and present the QR code confirmation to the check-in agent. You can fill in the form here.

Details about entry into Lithuania here
Details about entry into Germany here
Paldiski-Kapellskar
Paldiski-Hanko
Paldiski-Kapellskar route sailing to normal schedule for freight and those undertaking essential travel. Online booking is opened.

Paldiski-Hanko route online booking is opened and sailing to normal schedule.

Bar, restaurant and onboard shop are now open.

Passengers are recommend to wear face coverings.

Details about entry into Estonia here
Details about entry into Sweden here
Details about entry into Finland here

You can be secure that we have taken every precaution advised by the World Health Organisation to minimise the spread of Coronavirus / COVID-19 to protect the health of those travelling.

Our onboard and shore based crews are subject to strict hygiene measures, hand sanitizers are available everywhere for use and additional touch point cleaning is being undertaken.

Due to the limited number of passengers onboard our services, we have plenty of space to ensure guidance on social distancing can happen. Our outside decks are also open for use.

We are committed to the safety and welfare of our passengers and our crews.

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you onboard again soon.

Sincerely
Kasper Moos, VP & Head of Passenger