COVID-19 Noticeboard

Irish ‘back door’ to France slammed shut

All UK passport holders entering France from Ireland will need to present printed evidence of a negative result from a private (not NHS) pre-departure Covid-19 PCR or other antigen test taken up to 72 hours prior to their arrival, reports ferry booking agency Motis. They must also complete a Covid-19 declaration form. UK passport holders who permanently reside in the Irish Republic are exempt but must have proof of Irish residence ... [+]

Testing time for Frankfurt handlers

Frankfurt Cargo Services managing director Claus Wagner takes a corona virus test as part of a campaign launched by the airport’s three major air cargo handling companies in early January. FCS, along with LUG aircargo handling and Perishable Center Frankfurt put around 1,500 employees through the ... [+]

Dachser delivers vaccines to Berlin

Dachser is organising deliveries of Covid vaccines in the German capital on behalf of the Berlin Senate.The logistics provider will manage vaccine supplies to the central vaccine warehouse along with daily quality-assured deliveries to the city’s six vaccination centres, eleven hospital pharmacies, and up to ... [+]

Cathay to restart Hong Kong flights

Cathay Pacific is to restart flights from Hong Kong to London Heathrow in January on selected days from the 12th of the month. While all flights departing from the UK to Hong Kong will continue to be suspended for passengers until 25 January in line ... [+]

Turkish Cargo delivers first vaccines

Late in 2020, Turkish Cargo carried the first batch of Chinese-made Sinovac Covid-19 vaccines to Turkey. The 17 containers equipped with dedicated cooling systems, were delivered to the Ministry of Health after a dedicated flight from Beijing to Ankara. The carrier has enhanced its cold chain ... [+]

‘Never again’ says IRU as Kent blockade starts to ease

The International Road Transport Union is calling on governments to agree clear protocols to avoid a repetition of the current scenes in Kent after the French government closed its borders to truck drivers from the UK. With trucks are now moving slowly through a gridlocked Dover ... [+]

Emirates flies first vaccine to UAE

Emirates SkyCargo flew the first Pfizer-BioNTech Covid to the UAE for the Dubai Health Authority, free of charge on a service from Brussels on 22 December. On arrival the containers were unloaded and taken to the Emirates SkyPharma facility to await clearance for delivery. The ... [+]

French border reopens but expect delays – updated

Eurotunnel and the Port of Dover have reopened to accompanied freight after an agreement between the UK and French government to ease the Covid travel ban. However, drivers must take a Covid test and shows a negative result.Freight ferry booking agency Motis said that the UK ... [+]

Lufthansa to offer vaccine-specific service

Lufthansa Cargo has launched a COVID-19 Temp Premium service bookable from 11 January for vaccine transport. It will provide a high level of service, including monitoring of shipments throughout and a 24/7 after sales support. It also includes high priority capacity access, Lufthansa Cargo's fastest ... [+]

Freight to France halted for 48 hours, Irish freight continues to move

The French government has stopped all accompanied freight and passenger movements from the UK for 48 hours over concerns of a new strain of coronavirus in the UK. The ban applies to ferry services and Eurotunnel.The port of Dover has been closed to traffic. A ... [+]