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HGV drivers using Kent for international journeys require Covid test

5 Jan 2021

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:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/haulier-advice-site-locations

 

Apply for a Kent Access Permit (KAP)

https://www.gov.uk/check-hgv-border

 

List of private testing suppliers is available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/list-of-private-providers-of-coronavirus-testing/list-of-private-providers-of-coronavirus-testing