With agreement on cross-border travel between the UK and European Union having finally been reached, Channel Tunnel operator Getlink has launched the Eurotunnel Border Pass.
This is a virtual wallet into which customers can upload all the data needed for their journey, in a highly secure format, so that it will be accessible by Eurotunnel and the authorities of the two states during their crossing.
Eurotunnel has been working with the two governments, since the referendum in 2016, to provide its customers with the fastest and easiest service for crossing the Channel. The Group has invested €47 million (£43 million) in modernising and adapting its infrastructure to ensure the smooth passage of traffic through the Tunnel and across the border.
In particular, the Eurotunnel Border Pass will enable the transfer of data needed for goods to cross the border from hauliers to Eurotunnel and then from Eurotunnel to the authorities in each country in a secure digital form, without truck drivers having to leave their vehicles or even present a document at the border crossing.
Getlink chief executive officer Yann Leriche commented: “Eurotunnel and its 2,500 employees are committed to providing a reliable high-performance service to facilitate our customers’ lifestyles, as is our role as the uncontested leader across the Channel.”