Coronavirus advice


Can I still travel between Rosslare and Cherbourg by ferry?

Travel from Ireland to France


Our ferry services continue to operate to France. Passengers must provide evidence of their reason for travel but do not need to self-quarantine. Non-essential travel is not permitted.


If you are travelling to France then every person travelling in your party must complete this certificate of exceptional travel and sworn statement of health(.docx, 18kb), and have it with them for inspection on arrival. 


This page explains the circumstances under which people are allowed to travel within France – please check carefully before travelling to Rosslare, you may be turned away by the French Authorities if you don’t have a good reason to travel within France.


The French Authorities have advised us that they will only allow travel for the following reasons:


  • Going home

  • Travelling to your main residence

  • Working in France

  • Medical

  • Imperative family reasons e.g. provision of health care


Please note: holidays or social visits are NOT permitted




Travelling from France to Ireland from 19 July onwards:


Please consult for information on travel restrictions and requirements for travelling to Ireland. 


Prior to travelling to Ireland, you are required to fill out a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form online and show your receipt at check in. The form should be completed within 48 hours of your arrival into Ireland. This form is only available online. Paper copies are not accepted. 



Travelling to Ireland from inside the EU 


  • If you have an EU Digital Covid Certificate (DCC), no travel-related testing or quarantine will be necessary.
  • If you have valid proof that you have recovered from COVID -19  in the past 180 days, no travel-related testing or quarantine will be necessary.
  • If you do not have valid proof of vaccination or recovery, you will need to present evidence of a negative RT-PCR result from a test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival into the country. A follow up RT-PCR test is recommended on day 5 after arrival (provided free through Health Service Executive)