August 13, 2020

On July 10 the British quarantine was effectively lifted, after having been announced on 26 June. Immediately people started to book their crossings, which can be seen in both the port of Dover figures, as those from the Channel tunnel.

Port of Dover has two ferry routes, one to Dunkerque (DFDS) and one to Calais (DFDS, P&O).

Since the start of the school holidays, passenger cars have seen a drop of 66% (compared to same period last year). It is a big improvement on the volumes before travel restrictions were eased.

Coaches are down 96%, although absolute volumes have started to rise slightly.

GetLink’s Passenger Shuttles transported 233,172 vehicles, which is -21% less compared to July 2019.

Le Shuttle Freight carried only -5% trucks in July 2020 and returned to traffic levels close to normal.