A new passenger service between Ireland and France will launch from Friday 5 August on leading pan-European ferry company DFDS’s Rosslare-Dunkirk route.
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The company, which runs 57 sailings per day to France and the Netherlands, will continue to run passenger services to facilitate travel between the UK and the continent.
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The decision comes in the wake to an announcement from the UK government that it will remove quarantine restrictions for travellers arriving from the Netherlands from July 10th.
The company, which has continued to operate its Dover to Calais, Dover to Dunkirk and Newhaven to Dieppe services during lockdown, reopens the routes to tourists from Friday.
Ferry operator DFDS has offered a glimpse of how it is preparing to welcome back holidaymakers who are considering how they can get away for a break this year.
DFDS has announced a one per cent drop in revenues for the first quarter of the year. Overall operating profit in the first three months of the year was £71 million, down ten per cent on the same period last year.
DFDS will continued to maintain a regular sailing schedule for those undertaking essential travel via its Dover-Calais, Dover-Dunkirk or Newhaven-Dieppe routes.
The last sailings on the route before the temporary suspension will be from Amsterdam on Saturday and from Newcastle on Sunday.
DFDS’ Dunkerque Seaways will be the first of the three ships on the Dover to Dunkirk route to reveal a number of new looks as part of a £3.9 million investment.