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Denmark has joined the Netherlands and France in requiring negative coronavirus tests for all lorry drivers entering the country from the UK.

There is only one direct ferry route between the UK and Denmark – Immingham to Esbjerg. It is operated by DFDS; there are six crossings per week and each crossing takes approximately 18 hours.

The closest available testing centre for HGV drivers is currently located at Doncaster North at junction 5 of the M18. You can find the full list of sites here.

As of today, drivers entering the Netherlands from the UK are also required to present a negative coronavirus test. However, truckers heading to the Netherlands on P&O services from Hull can take advantage of a private testing centre at the port itself.

According to an email seen by Trans.INFO, the testing centre, which is open 7 days a week between 2pm and 7.30pm, is located at P&O Ferries terminal 1, postcode HU9 5PS. The tests themselves are free for the first week, but will cost £29 thereafter. P&O say the tests can take up to one hour from start to finish.

In the case of France, Denmark and the Netherlands, lateral flow tests are all accepted at the time of writing; PCR tests are not required.


Photo credit:  Mike Pennington / Geograph UK

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