Delays expected for port health services amid bank holiday closures


ort health services at the ports of Felixstowe, Harwich and Ipswich will be closed on the May bank holidays, in-line with the Port of Felixstowe’s opening hours, as import agents are advised to prepare for delays.

Suffolk Coastal Port Health Authority (SCPHA) will be closed on the following dates, with normal operations continuing at the weekends:

  • 1 May 2023
  • 8 May 2023
  • 29 May 2023

Agents’ patience will be greatly appreciated as team members work to provide health checks and clear consignments as quickly as possible following the bank holidays.

Agents are asked to refrain from sending chaser emails as these may cause further delays while resources are committed to answering them.

The Port of Felixstowe’s full schedule for the May bank holidays can be found on its website, and importers can get in touch with with any questions or queries.