Planned industrial action in the UK in December and January may lead to delays or changes to scheduled travel between the UK and Ireland. Please consult your travel operator for the latest updates.

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Ireland’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.

Around 3 million British nationals visit Ireland each year. Most visits are trouble free.

Terrorist attacks in Ireland can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

If you’re living in or moving to Ireland, visit our Living in Ireland guide in addition to this travel advice.

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.