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Brexit information and guidance

How does Brexit affect me?

Brittany Ferries wish to provide hauliers with up-to-date guidance provided by governmental authorities and we encourage you to take note of this information.

We have also provided information on our Track and Trace system which all hauliers need to complete. Please see the relevant pages below to access these resources.

New (EXS) Exit Summary Declarations (From 1st October 2021)

New requirements for Exit Summary Declarations (EXS) to export shipments from Great Britain to EU member states are applicable from 1st October 2021.

As the carrier, and upon receipt of the completed form below, Brittany Ferries will facilitate the generation of this declaration for shipments of empty unaccompanied trailers.

The completed document must be e-mailed to by, at the latest, 2 hours prior to ships departure. If the declaration has not been completed by this time, shipment may be refused.

For shipments without a known destination, please enter your full business address and postcode in both the consignor and consignee sections.

Please see the following link for further information - Find out when to make an exit summary declaration

HMRC Overview of GVMS webinar - 20/10/2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

In preparation for both import and export checks to and from the UK commencing on 1st January 2022, HMRC are conducting a webinar to provide an overview of GVMS and other key essentials of GVMS that Hauliers need to be made aware of (listed below).  

              - GVMS Overview

              - GVMS Registration process for UK Hauliers

              - GVMS Registration process for EU Hauliers 

              - How to create GMR

              - Driver messaging service Overview

Here is a link to join the meeting (via Microsoft Teams live)

The session will be taking place on Wednesday 20/10/21 at 14.00 and will last no longer than an hour and 30 minutes.

The meeting will be recorded and put on YouTube and an FAQ document produced for those who are unable to attend.

National ID Cards no longer valid for UK entry (From 1st October 2021)

From the 1 October 2021, changes to government legislation will mean that most EU, EEA and Swiss nationals can only travel to the UK using a valid passport, unless they have applied to the EU Settlement Scheme by 30 June 2021 or otherwise have protected rights under the Citizens' Rights Agreements.

ID cards will no longer be accepted as a valid travel document and it will not be possible to enter the UK using one.

Official UK Government advice

For official guidance for transporting goods between Great Britain and the EU please visit


View our timetables for our freight services to France and Spain - as well as downloadable print-friendly pdf versions.

UK port guides

Find out more about our UK ferry ports including information about our terminals, facilities, directions and driving distances.

Mileage saving chart

View our mileage chart and see for yourself how many miles of driving and time you can save by travelling with Brittany Ferries.