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03 Jul 2020

Statement from Mike Sellers

Mike Sellers, Portsmouth International Port's director said: “Today’s government announcement to remove quarantine restrictions from next Friday for arrivals from France, Spain, and other countries, will be welcome news across the ports industry.  

“Combined with the restart of Brittany Ferries's passenger services to France and Spain from  Portsmouth, this means we are ready to get back  to what we're good at doing  – giving customers the best possible experience when they start their trips.

“We understand there’s a real appetite to take a short break this summer, with 50% wanting to getaway according to the latest research.

“This means holiday makers travelling by sea not only have the confidence that they’re using one of most appropriate modes of transport to help manage social distancing, but they also do not have to worry about a lengthy quarantine period afterwards.

“As a port we are working closely with our partners to help welcome back passengers in a safe, sensible and managed way.

“Our terminal has been reconfigured to manage a one way flow, and we’re fortunate to have spacious, modern facilities, giving protection for our customers and staff.

"Before you travel always follow the government's foreign office advice to make sure you understand entry requirements for your destination as this is a rapidly changing picture."