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

You should carry an acceptable form of photo-identification to travel between the UK and Ireland. See Entry requirements

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.

New drink driving limits were introduced in 2011. See Road travel

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

You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel. For information on the European Health Insurance Card see Health.