Allow extra time as new exit checks mean longer check-in procedures and possible delays
From the beginning of April 2015 the UK Government is introducing exit checks at all ports, airports and Eurotunnel.
All travellers will be asked to present passports or national identity cards at check-in, which will result in longer check-in procedures.
Make sure that you provide any 'advanced passenger information' requested by the operator at the time of booking and that you have passports to hand when you arrive at the Port/Terminal.
At the same time, the Highways Agency and Port of Dover are changing the way traffic approaches the Port at especially busy times.
To try to improve traffic flows, traffic will be filtered into two lanes on A20 outside of the town, and at times when the port is busy, traffic signals will hold traffic on the A20 until there is a clear route to the port entrance.
(31 March 2015)
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