Ashford Borough Council

Aerial view of Ashford Port Health site being constructed

Welcome to the Ashford Port Health website.

The Sevington Inland Border Facility (IBF) is currently under construction, when completed Ashford Borough Council will provide a Port Health Service at this facility. This will be from 1 October 2021.

From 7 June 2021 the Port Health Service has started to undertake documentary checks on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (IUU) being imported to Great Britain through the Eurotunnel, from the EU, EEA or EFTA.

If you are an importer of fish via the Eurotunnel we advise you to contact, porthealth@ashford.gov.uk and a member of the administrative team will provide you with help and guidance in how to prepare for the process of importing.

IUU imports from any other countries that have transited across the EU must arrive at a point of entry with a designated BCP. The Sevington site is currently not yet a designated BCP, but will be in the near future.