International Travel

In this section, you will find sections that provide some detail to help you understand what is required if your business is involved in international travel

Driver Attestation

The driver attestation is a document certifying the driver performing haulage operations between Member States is lawfully employed by the EU transport operator

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UK Foreign Embassies

If your transport business operates outside of UK borders please find a list of UK Diplomatic & High Commissions Offices in the UK. You may need an IDP to drive in some EU countries and Norway if you have a paper driving licence.

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Cabotage and Cross Border Trade

Cabotage refers to the national carriage of goods for hire or reward carried out by non-resident hauliers on a temporary basis in a host Member State.

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Freight Export Clearance

Prior to departing/entering the UK, you must ensure all documentation is in order and that your vehicle(s) have been customs cleared to proceed.

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Country Restrictions

There are rules across EU member states and growing recognition by countries in Europe who are not members of the EEC of a need to harmonise transport laws.

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Custom Documentation

There are many different types of customs documentation used within the International Transport community.

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Port of Dover

The Port of Dover is sometimes referred to as the Gateway to Europe. Processing up to 10,000 Freight vehicles and 200+ coaches on a busy day.

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Eurotunnel Freight

Many logistics operators use Eurotunnel Freight is wide as its link into many supply chains and its speed, efficiency and rapid access to continental Europe.

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General Road Haulage

Every year more British trucks travel overseas on the roads of Europe and beyond. Thousands of international journeys are completed safely, but many are not.

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Permits

If you operate vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating above 3.5 tonnes on international journeys, you need a number of licences and permits.

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Austria

Austria has a very strong Transport System with a road network comprising approximately 1,720 km of motorways and approximately 475 km of dual carriageways.

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Belgium

Belgium has a total of 860 miles (1,385 km) of land boundaries. It is bounded by the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg and France.

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Denmark

Denkmark covers an area of 43,000 square kilometres the peninsular of Jutland and 443 islands, of which circa 70 are inhabited form the Kingdom of Denmark.

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Finland

Finland is located in northern Europe. Nearly two-thirds of Finland is blanketed by thick woodlands, making it the most densely forested country in Europe.

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France

As the largest country in the EU, France has borders with 8 other countries, and therefore the route across to many European countries from the UK.

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Germany

Germany is a federal parliamentary republic in central-western Europe. It comprises 16 States, and covers an area of 357,021 square kilometres.

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Hungary

The country of Hungary is landlocked in Europe and borders seven countries—Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, and Croatia.

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Ireland

Ireland is situated in the Atlantic Ocean and separated from Great Britain by the Irish Sea. The country occupies the entire island except for Northern Ireland.

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Italy

Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a country consisting of a peninsula delimited by the Alps and surrounded by several islands.

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Luxembourg

One of the world’s smallest countries, it is bordered by Belgium on the west and north, France on the south, and Germany on the northeast and east.

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Netherlands

Much of the Netherlands is categorised as ‘lowland’, with 20% of its land below sea level, and 50% being less than one metre above sea level.

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Norway

Norway is a Nordic country in Northern Europe whose mainland territory comprises the western and northernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula.

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Poland

Poland is a country located in Central Europe. It is divided into 16 administrative subdivisions, covering an area of 312,696 square km.

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Portugal

Portugal is the westernmost sovereign state of mainland Europe, being bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain.

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Spain

Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a country in Southwestern Europe with some pockets of territory across the Strait of Gibraltar and the Atlantic Ocean.

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Sweden

Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north and Finland to the east.

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Switzerland

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a country situated in the confluence of Western, Central, and Southern Europe.

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UK

The United Kingdom comprises the whole of the island of Great Britain—which contains England, Wales, and Scotland—as well as the northern portion of the island of Ireland.

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