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DFDS statement on situation in Dover

DFDS is advising customers travelling from Dover on its routes to Calais and Dunkirk to check for the latest updates on the traffic situation over the next few days before setting off on their journeys and to allow plenty of time to get to the port. The company is working closely with colleagues at the Port of Dover and continuing its dialogue with government to insist that the French authorities ensure that the border controls at Dover remain fully manned throughout the busy holiday period to prevent a repeat of the weekend’s delays.

DFDS provided extra sailings during the weekend and its teams at the port, in its contact centre and on board worked hard to keep customers informed, handed out water at check in and ensured ships departed from Dover fully loaded to help as many customers as possible get away on their holidays.

Updates are available at www.dfds.co.uk​ and @DFDSUKUpdates

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