Negative Covid test now required for hauliers headed for France

Hauliers boarding a ferry to France are required to have a negative Covid-19 test from today.

It’s after the French government introduced new requirements for entry into the country.

Antigen testing centres have been set up at Dublin Airport and Gorey in Wexford, with others to follow.

Truck drivers fear the requirement could result in missing ferry sailings.

However, Junior Transport Minister Hildegarde Naughton, says pre-booking a test will avoid difficulties.

“We’ve acted very fast, this is a free antigen test. It’s a state supported testing facility where hauliers can prebook in advance at to ensure that they can board the ferries and continue on with their journey.”


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