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COVID-19 testing for hauliers after entering England and before travelling to Germany

28 May 2021

Hauliers arriving in England from abroad must take a COVID-19 test if they are staying for more than 2 days.


You will need to take a further test every 3 days after that, if you are still in England.

This applies to drivers and crews of HGVs and drivers of vans and other light goods vehicles. It applies to both UK-based and non-UK hauliers.


COVID-19 testing for hauliers travelling from the UK

You must test negative for coronavirus before you travel from the UK to:

This is required if this is your final destination or if you will just be passing through.

You must take the test before you leave the UK. You’ll need to show proof of a negative test at the UK and EU border, as well as to the carrier. Your test result can be provided as:

  • a printed document
  • an email or text message you can show on your phone – make sure your device is charged

You must do this if you’re:

  • a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) driver or HGV crew
  • a van or other light goods vehicle (LGV) driver

It applies to both UK and non-UK drivers.

Check FCDO travel advice for entry requirements of any country you’re planning to enter.


Further information: