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Industrial action in Calais

The Government is warning of an ongoing possibility of disruption to cross-Channel services as a result of industrial action. Travellers are advised to check online with operators and plan journeys to avoid disruption.

Going abroad by train or ferry?

Allow extra time as new exit checks mean longer check-in procedures and possible delays

Going abroad by train or ferry?

At the beginning of April 2015 the UK Government introduced exit checks at all ports, airports and Eurotunnel.

All travellers are being 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.

Port of Dover - new traffic controls

The Highways Agency and Port of Dover have changed 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.

(3 July 2015)

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