Withdrawal from the European Union
The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020 and entered into a transition period that ended on 31 December 2020. From 1 January 2021 the rules for people and businesses travelling to and from the EU changed.
We have been working closely with our partners in the Kent Resilience Forum to prepare for the end of the EU transition period and help to manage any traffic disruption that may result from additional checks required at the borders.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect travel between the UK and the EU. It is recommended that people travelling between the UK and EU for leisure or business, should check the latest travel information and latest government travel advice, before making their journey.
You may find the following links helpful:
Kent County Council (KCC) information
- KCC Kent Brexit twitter account - @Kent_cc
- The UK has left the EU - Brexit transition: time is running out - www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council/uk-has-left-the-european-union
- EU Transition - www.gov.uk/transition
- Foreign travel advice - www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
- Travel abroad : step by step - www.gov.uk/travel-abroad
Kent Resilience Forum
- EU ecit in Kent - www.kentprepared.org.uk/eu-exit-in-kent
Latest travel advice and information
- Highways England - www.trafficengland.com
- KCC Highways - www.kenttraffic.info
- Euro Tunnel Le Shuttle Brexit information and updates - www.eurotunnel.com/uk/post-brexit-travel/
- Euro Tunnel Le Shuttle latest travel information - www.eurotunnel.com/uk/travelling-with-us/latest/
- Planning your journey with P&O ferries - www.poferries.com/en/travel-information
- DFDS travel updates - www.dfds.com/en-gb/passenger-ferries/passenger-information/travel-updates