Visiting the island of Ireland and Brexit
This year, travelling to the island of Ireland is as easy as ever, whether you're coming from Great Britain, the EU or around the world
For visitors from Great Britain, travelling to the island of Ireland will not change thanks to the Common Travel Area. This is an agreement which has been in place since 1923 that allows British and Irish citizens to travel between the two islands without a passport and without visa restrictions (some air and sea carriers may require passports as photo ID).
However, there are extra steps you will need to take to ensure your visit is enjoyable, smooth and hassle-free following the new changes that came into effect on 1 January 2021. These include arranging adequate travel insurance, driving documentation for hired or owned cars, pet travel and using your mobile phone while overseas.