From 1 January 2021, find alternative offices of destination or departure when moving goods under Common Transit Convention through the Port of Dover or Eurotunnel.
New rules for January 2021
The UK has left the EU, and the transition period after Brexit comes to an end this year.
This page tells you what you’ll need to do from 1 January 2021. It will be updated if anything changes.
You can also read about the transition period.
The UK will remain in the Common Transit Convention (CTC) from 1 January 2021.
From 1 January 2021, you can go to alternative government offices of destination and departure if you’re travelling through the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel.
If these alternative sites are full, you might be diverted to another location. The police or Highways England will let you know if there are any diversions.
Check if any diversions are in place before you travel to the port on Highways England’s website.
If diversions are in place to manage freight traffic on the major roads leading to the Port of Dover, you will need to go to:
The Cargo Centre
Manston Airport is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If traffic management systems in Kent – known as Operation Brock – are activated, border readiness checks will take place in traffic queues.
If you’re a haulier and do not have all the correct documents to cross the border, you’ll be told to go to a holding site in Ashford or Manston Airport. Once you get there, you will have a limited period to establish what you need to do to be able to cross the border.
Importing goods through the Port of Dover
If you’re not ending the movement of your goods at an authorised consignee’s premises, go to the office of destination at Dover Western Docks:
Dover Western Docks
Lord Warden Square
Dover Western Docks is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Importing goods through Eurotunnel
If you’re not ending the movement of your goods at an authorised consignee’s premises, go to the office of destination at Ashford International Truck Stop:
Ashford International Truck Stop
Ashford International Truck Stop is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Exporting through the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel
If you’re not starting the movement of your goods at an authorised consignor’s premises, go to the office of departure at either:
North Weald Airfield
North Weald Airfield
North Weald Bassett
North Weald Airfield is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Ebbsfleet International Station
Ebbsfleet International Rail Station car park D
Ebbsfleet International Rail Station is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
15 Ashford Road
Stop 24 is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.