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Updated September 2020
With the gradual easing of some lockdown measures in several countries, wearing a facial covering is a growing practice in many public places. This is also more widely recommended by governments, and could soon become the norm.
When travelling through the port due to legislation, the wearing of facemasks is now compulsory for all passengers.
More information on the "We're Good to Go" accreditation can be found on - https://goodtogo.visitbritain.com/frequently-asked-questions
P&O Ferries service updates as follows:
Dover to Calais
They currently expect to be able to keep running an optimised schedule allowing for essential travel.
Please note that our foot passenger service will be temporarily suspended.
We have been advised esential travel is limited to the following.
- Going home to main residence - proof of residence required
- Essential work in France
- Medical staff
- Freight driver
Hull to Zeebrugge/Hull to Rotterdam
They currently expect to be able to keep running an optimised schedule allowing for essential travel. All non-essential travel from the 18th March has been prohibited to both The Netherlands and Belgium. All journeys booked for leisure purposes will be classed as non-essential and you will need to be able to demonstrate that your travel is essential.
Please note that as a result of operational constraints, customers may temporarily need to move to a daytime sailing.
For the latest P&O Ferries updates please check out the following: www.poferries.com/en/coronavirus
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Updated June 2020
Following Government advice, all passenger sailings are now cancelled up to and including 28 June.
For the latest sailing updates, please click here
As you can imagine they are experiencing significant call volumes, so they request that you do not call their Contact Centre.
They apologise for any inconvenience this causes but trust you will understand the exceptional nature of the reasons for them.
They appreciate your help, support and understanding on this.
Red Funnel's crossings go from Southampton to East Cowes (for vehicles) and West Cowes (for foot passengers) in about an hour. Their superb ferries have cafes, TV and free wifi onboard.
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Updated June 2020:
Bookings should be made for essential travel only.
We are currently running a reduced timetable with fewer sailings during this emergency. Freight and essential services for the island are being prioritised.
If you have an enquiry, wish to amend or cancel a booking and are unable to do this online please call their dedicated team on 02392 855260 where they will be able to assist you promptly.
Their team are available during the following times:
Mon-Fri: 8am – 6pm
Sat: 9am – 1pm
Sun: 9am – 12pm
If you have a booking that you would like moved to next year, please move these online to a date in December 2020 where it will be held until their booking system is open for 2021.
As the situation continues to evolve, you can stay up to date with the latest information on their dedicated COVID-19 travel updates www.wightlink.co.uk/information/coronavirus/