Brittany Ferries will not resume its full sailing schedule on 17th May as it had originally planned. The decision comes following changes to international travel rules, and in particular clarification of the UK government’s traffic light framework.
Normal sailings are now scheduled to resume on 6th June. The company says it is hopeful that France and Spain will be re-allocated to the green list shortly, thanks to falling Covid cases and rapidly rising vaccination rates.
Travel rules in UK, France, Spain and Ireland have significantly weakened demand. In the current financial climate it is not possible to run loss-making services without passengers, says BF’s CEO Christophe Mathieu, who remains positive and believes that ferry travel is now more attractive than ever.