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Below is a snapshot listing of items required by you as an HGV Driver who will be entering the EU from the UK during 2021;
COVID TESTS – Prior to departure
Several countries in the EU have introduced COVID-19 testing requirements for hauliers.
The rules are different in each country. The link below explains the rules.
Currently, you will need to take a COVID 19 test with a negative outcome before you can travel to any EU Country.
Driving Licences & International Driving Permits (IDP)
You will need to carry your UK driving licence (photocard) at all times
You will not need the IDP if you are driving in EU Countries / Ireland / Iceland / Liechtenstien or Switzerland
All other countries you will need an IDP
You will need your CPC Card or DQC at all times
You will need a GREEN CARD (proof of motor insurance cover when driving abroad)
You must carry your valid UK passport at all times (includes any passengers)
KAP – (Kent Access Permit) must be obtained prior to entering Dover or the Euro Tunnel.
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