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Kent Access Permit no longer required to access Kent

22 Apr 2021

Kent Access Permit no longer required to access Kent

 

From today, there will no longer a requirement for a Kent Access Permit (KAP) if you’re driving an HGV to the EU from the Port of Dover or the Eurotunnel. The "check if an HGV is ready to cross the border service" will also be closed.

 

Before you cross the border, you will still need to check you have the paperwork required to cross the border between Great Britain and the EU. The requirement for a coronavirus (COVID-19) test must also be checked, and when you should get one.

 

You can continue to access advice through the information and advice sites. Find your nearest site here:  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/haulier-advice-site-locations

 

Traffic management in Kent

From Saturday 24th April, work will begin to remove the M20 moveable barrier and return the M20 to normal operation. Traffic management measures will be reinstated in the event of serious disruption to cross channel traffic.

 

DfT advise that they will provide further information as soon as any changes come into effect.

Check paperwork:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/transporting-goods-between-great-britain-and-the-eu-guidance-for-hauliers-and-commercial-drivers

 

Check whether a covid test is required:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/get-a-coronavirus-covid-19-test-if-youre-an-hgv-or-van-driver