Last reviewed 30 April 2020

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) recently alerted hauliers to changes from the French authorities in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

All those driving to France, including freight operators, had to complete an International Attestation to confirm that their journey meets the criteria for essential travel.

This was designed to curb non-essential travel.

DVSA has now been contacted by the French authorities to confirm that, for drivers of vehicles performing international transport of goods by road, a completed Certificate for International Transport Workers will be accepted and they no longer need the International Attestation.

This is available without charge from the International Road Transport Union (IRU) at

The certificate must be carried in hard copy by the driver and shown, if requested, to French enforcement agencies.

Passengers in freight or other vehicles will still need to produce the International Travel Certificate to Mainland France which can be found at