Find sites where drivers and crew of HGVs, LGVs and vans can get free COVID-19 tests and border readiness checks before transporting goods to the EU.
Applies to: Wales, England, and Scotland
- COVID testing
- Find your nearest haulier advice site
- Map of haulier advice sites
At the Department for Transport’s haulier advice sites, drivers and crew of HGVs, LGVs and vans can:
- take a COVID test, which they need to cross into France – see list below for sites where testing is available
- find out about the rules and documents needed to move goods between the UK and EU
- complete a free border readiness check to ensure they have the correct documentation to cross the EU border
- get help using the Check an HGV is ready to cross the border service
Drivers and crew of HGVs, LGVs and vans heading to any port crossing to France must display proof of an authorised negative COVID test, conducted within 72 hours prior to travel.
Free COVID testing is available for drivers and crew at the advice sites marked below.
We strongly advise drivers and crew to get a negative test before they travel to Kent or other Channel crossing points.
Drivers and crew using Dover and Eurotunnel will get fast-tracked past queues if they get tested and have a valid Kent Access Permit before arriving in Kent.
Testing is available at Manston Airport and Ashford Sevington in Kent, but there is a chance of severe delays.
To avoid delays, get tested at an advice site before you enter Kent.
Find your nearest haulier advice site
Haulier advice sites are at motorway service stations and truck stops. Most haulier advice sites are open between 6am and 10pm, 7 days a week.
Map of haulier advice sites
PDF, 350KB, 1 page
From: Department for Transport
Published 4 November 2020
Last updated 8 January 2021
Strensham Southbound, Stafford Northbound and Strensham Northbound sites are now offering COVID testing.
7 more haulier advice and information sites are now offering COVID testing: Charnock Richard Services northbound, Truck Haven (Carnforth), the Stockyard Truckstop Rotherham, Woodall northbound, Leicester Forest East northbound, Beaconsfield and Sutton Scotney northbound.
Rownhams northbound is offering COVID-19 testing from 6am until 10pm.
Eight new haulier advice sites are now offering testing: Heywood Distribution Truck Stop, Thurrock Services, Hartshead Moor (Huddersfield), Formula Services (Ellesmere Port), Sandbach Southbound, Cherwell Valley, Membury Eastbound and Junction 38 Services.
Added Junction 38 Services advice and information site.
5 more advice sites are now offering COVID-19 testing: Burtonwood, Fleet southbound, Hopwood Park, Leicester Forest East southbound and Rothwell Truck Stop.
Sites where HGV drivers can get a free COVID test before travelling to France.
Added details of new haulier advice sites.
39 more haulier information and advice sites open at service and truck stops.