Visiting the island of Ireland and Brexit

Binevenagh, County Londonderry

This year, traveling to the island of Ireland is as easy as ever, no matter where in the world you are coming from

If you’re wondering how Brexit may affect travel to the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland this year, the good news is that in 2020, nothing is going to change! That means no changes to cellular roaming; car insurance for hired or owned cars; health insurance; visa and passport requirements; or crossing the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland while you’re here. While the UK left the EU on January 31st, the transition period runs until the end of the year so there will be no changes until  at least 2021. For any changes that come after that, we’ll be here to help.

Wherever you’re traveling from, getting to the island of Ireland is as simple as hopping on a plane or ferry. Once you arrive, you can visit any part of the island by car, train or bus ­– and there’s never been a better time to visit! In 2020, we are ramping up the wow-factor with amazing festivals, vibrant celebrations and European Capital of Culture events in Galway. So come and feel the warmth of an island famed for great hospitality and friendly locals, where the natural beauty of the landscape will take your breath away and adventure awaits around every corner. Wherever you visit on the island of Ireland, your welcome will be as warm as ever!

How will Brexit affect the following:

Cellular roaming?

No change.

Car insurance for hired or owned cars?

No change to the insurance requirements and you'll still be able to cross the border in your own or hired car.

Health insurance?

No change. Find out more about getting health insurance for your trip.

Visa and passport requirements?

No change in 2020. Here's all the information you need on visa and passport requirements

Traveling with your pet?

No change. Learn more about traveling with pets


For the most up-to-date information on visiting Northern Ireland after Brexit, go to the official UK government website.

You can find the latest about traveling to Ireland on the official Irish government website.

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