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Important update for passengers intending to travel with Stena Line’s ferry services to the Republic of Ireland and the Netherlands.

Due to new measures imposed by the Irish Government and the Government of the Netherlands, there are restrictions on passenger travel into both countries from the UK.

Republic of Ireland

For at least the next 48 hours from midnight tonight, passenger travel is not permitted on our services from the UK into the Republic of Ireland. Except for essential supply chain workers. This affects our Holyhead to Dublin and our Fishguard to Rosslare services.

The Netherlands

Until further notice no passenger travel is allowed from the UK into the Netherlands. This affects our Harwich to Hook of Holland service.

Travel to the UK from the Republic of Ireland and the Netherlands

The above restrictions do not affect travel to the UK from either the Republic of Ireland or Netherlands, which is still permitted for essential reasons in line with government guidance.


All our freight transportation services, including accompanied movements by freight drivers, are unaffected by the above restrictions. 

For further information please contact Simon Palmer tel +353(0)868858789 or email:

Notes to Editors

The above statement does not relate to Stena Lines service from England and Scotland to Northern Ireland, or from Ireland to France. All remain operational and carrying passengers for essential reasons.

All Stena Line’s services remain fully operational and are sailing to the existing timetables.

Here is a full list of Stena Line's UK and Irish routes .

Irish Sea North Sea
Belfast - Cairnryan Rotterdam - Harwich
Belfast - Liverpool Rotterdam - Killingholme
Belfast - Heysham Hoek Van Holland - Killingholme
Dublin - Holyhead Hoek Van Holland - Harwich
Dublin - Fishguard
Rosslare - Cherbourg


About Stena Line

Stena Line is one of Europe's leading ferry companies with 36 vessels and 18 routes in Northern Europe. Stena Line is an important part of the European logistics network and develops new intermodal freight solutions by combining transport by rail, road and sea. Stena Line also plays an important role for tourism in Europe with its extensive passenger operations. The company is family-owned, was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Gothenburg. Stena Line is part of the Stena AB Group, which has about 16 000 employees and an annual turnover of around 37 billion SEK.  For more information, please visit