Covid Testing for HGV Drivers using services via Kent
HGV drivers heading to the Port of Dover are strongly advised to have a negative Covid test before traveling to Kent. Evidence of an authorised Covid test undertaken within 72 hours of departure is a mandatory requirement of UK and French governments.
To travel to Kent drivers must have a Kent Access Permit (KAP), which is applied for on line. Drivers holding the KAP using Eurotunnel and Dover will be fast tracked if they have been tested and have a negative result before arriving in Kent. Drivers with a positive result will provide further details at the time and will receive advice.
Covid testing facilities are still available at Manston Airport (CT12 5FF). A list of haulier advice sites offering testing is available at:
Apply for a Kent Access Permit (KAP)
List of private testing suppliers is available at: