• Border requirements – General information

    • Customs declarations are mandatory when transporting goods between the UK and EU. Please ensure that you have all the documentation required before crossing the border.

    • In addition to the existing border requirements, a GMR is now MANDATORY for ALL GB to EU and EU to GB transports, including for EMPTY vehicles.


    - The vehicle tractor registration number must be registered in the GMR in section 2 "About your vehicle" (not the trailer).

    - The tractor registration number arriving on the terminal MUST match the one recorded in the GMR.

    If the GMR is invalid, the vehicle will be refused travel.

    • GVMS barcode requirements for all customs declarations (read more).

    • Exit summary declarations came into effect on 1 October 2021


    End 2023

    • New requirements for Export Health Certificates
    • Phytosanitary Certificates and physical checks on SPS goods at Border Control Posts
    • New requirement for Safety and Security declarations on imports