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 citizens, businesses and travel 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 changes to customs rules.

Anyone due to travel to Kent following the end of the transition period is advised to plan ahead for any possible delays that may occur. Further advice and guidance is available on the Kent Prepared website -

Please note – From 6 April, hauliers arriving in England from abroad will need to take a Covid-19 test if they are staying for more than 2 days. They need to take the first test within the first 2 days, then further tests every 3 days.
This will apply to drivers and crews of HGVs and drivers of vans and other light goods vehicles. It applies to both UK-based and non-UK hauliers.

  • For the latest instructions for HGV drivers, click here.

Other sources of advice

Kent Resilience Forum

For further advice from the Kent Resilience Forum (KRF) please follow the links below.
The KRF is a partnership of organisations and agencies who work together to improve the resilience of Kent and Medway, and to ensure a coordinated response from the emergency services and partners.
The KRF supports the principles of the 'Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Programme' (JESIP). This programme is designed to make sure the emergency services (as well as other partners) work with common principles and terminology.
This ensures that when we are responding to incidents we can work seamlessly together.

Kent County Council (KCC) information

Government Guidance

Travel Advice

For the latest travel information, visit:

Keep updated with the latest local travel information on Twitter:

If you are planning on travelling via Eurotunnel or the Port of Dover, please follow the below links for travel advice and further information: