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Ferries and Roads: Customs

Question for Home Office

UIN 33230, tabled on 14 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that the appropriate checks are taking place on (a) road and (b) ferry passengers entering the UK from the EU.

Answered on

21 July 2021

Carriers are legally required to check all passengers for completion of a negative pre-departure test (PDT) taken withing the previous 3 days, and a passenger locator form (PLF).

Passengers cannot submit a PLF without providing a valid reference for test bookings, an MQS booking (if appropriate), or a declaration of exemption.

From 19 July, carriers must also check vaccine status certification, when passengers declare a completed course of NHS vaccination in their PLF.

The legal requirement on carriers is underpinned by a robust compliance regime, which is overseen by regulators

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