1 Sept 2022
Ebbsfleet and Warrington Inland Border Facilities (IBFs) will be closed from 00:01hrs 13 September until 23:59hrs 16 September 2022 UK time.
If you need to attend an IBF during these periods, you must attend either Sevington or Holyhead IBF:
If you attempt to attend an IBF that is closed during this period, you will be redirected to Sevington or Holyhead IBFs.
Dover Western Docks and Stop 24 will remain open throughout this period, but HMRC services will not be available at these locations.
As is currently the case, live animals cannot be accepted at Sevington IBF. For any vehicles requiring customs processes relating to live animals in the South East, you will need to attend (as you do now) either:
ADR (dangerous goods) loads that are also not accepted at Sevington can be processed by Stop24 and DWD.
Following the recent announcement (16 June 2022) that the Dover Inland Border Facility will no longer be built, Sevington will be the main strategic site to support customs controls for the Short Straits. In addition the North Weald IBF will close permanently from the 11 September.
HMRC will be completing some additional testing at Sevington to maximise the capability of the site and identify any further enhancements to streamline operations for customers using the facility.
On the following dates: 13-16 September 2022 the Ebbsfleet and Warrington HMRC IBF sites will be closed, and all drivers will be routed through Sevington.
The commercial operations at Dover Western Docks and Stop 24 will not be impacted by the testing and will continue as normal. The HMRC IBF facilities at these two sites will not be available and will show as unavailable on the HMRC app.
ADR loads (dangerous goods) that are not accepted by Sevington can still be processed at Stop 24 and DWD. In this situation the driver will be given a document to present at Stop 24 / DWD stating they have sent by the Sevington IBF.
As is currently the case, live animals cannot be accepted at Sevington IBF. For any vehicles requiring customs processes relating to live animals in the South East, vehicles will need to attend: