Brittany Ferries reacts to change in UK-government coronavirus-related international travel restrictions

17th September 2021

Brittany Ferries welcomes the UK Government’s announcement that:

  1. From Monday 4th October, fully vaccinated travellers won’t need a pre-departure test before arrival into England from France and Spain.
  2. Later in October, the day two PCR test will be replaced by a cheaper later flow test.

“We welcome many of the changes that have been announced today, which should make it a lot cheaper and a lot easier to travel abroad,” said Paul Acheson Brittany Ferries sales and marketing director. “For Covid-weary Brits freedom to travel has been the final locked door waiting to be opened by government. However the entire travel industry, which is already on its knees, desperately needs clarification on timing for the introduction of simpler and cheaper lateral flow tests. This requirement for returning travellers must begin before the start of the October half-term break.”

This autumn Brittany Ferries is operating a wide range of sailings from Portsmouth to Caen, Cherbourg, St Malo, Bilbao and Santander, as well as from Plymouth to Roscoff and Santander.

October Prices (based on Portsmouth/Caen, each way) start from £119 for a car +2, £169 for a car and family of 4, £149 for a motorhome+2, and £199 for a motorhome and family of 4.

Brittany Ferries also offers a wide choice of sail-and stay holidays in France and Spain, with a choice of gites and cottages, hotels, apartments and campsites.

Bookings can be made online at or over the phone on 0330 159 7000.




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