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Travel To Ireland - Do You Need A Passport?

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Overseas Holidays & Travel Planning
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  • SaveTheEuroSaveTheEuro Forumite
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    Steve_xx wrote: »
    Yes a few years ago you could travel to Eire without having to worry about passports at all, but no longer is that the case.

    It is still the case, the exception being if you use Ryanair.
  • Steve_xxSteve_xx Forumite
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    It is still the case, the exception being if you use Ryanair.

    You could argue that as EU citizens that passports are not needed to travel from one member country to another. If I travel from Portugal's Algarve to Seville in Spain on a coach, then I won't be stopped anywhere en route and asked to produce ID. Yet if I flew between the two it is likely that I would not be able to board a plane.
  • Steve_xx wrote: »
    You could argue that as EU citizens that passports are not needed to travel from one member country to another. If I travel from Portugal's Algarve to Seville in Spain on a coach, then I won't be stopped anywhere en route and asked to produce ID. Yet if I flew between the two it is likely that I would not be able to board a plane.

    You could, and Ryanair would leave you at the gate. Their big shiney planes - their rules.

    Portugal and Spain are in the Schengen Area, the UK is not.
  • lazerlazer Forumite
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    Steve_xx wrote: »
    You could argue that as EU citizens that passports are not needed to travel from one member country to another. If I travel from Portugal's Algarve to Seville in Spain on a coach, then I won't be stopped anywhere en route and asked to produce ID. Yet if I flew between the two it is likely that I would not be able to board a plane.

    UK and Ireland are not in the Schengen area - travel without a passport within Schengen (Note - not EU member states but Schengen States) is possible, however airline travel wil sometimes require a passport - however other forms of photo ID will usually be acceptable on a intra-schengen flight (In some cases including driving licences or mroe commonly National ID card which most other European states issue).

    The UK and Ireland, despite being members of the EU are not in Schengen and are instead in a common travel area, travel between UK & Ireland is not subject to passport control but travel to a Schengen country from UK/Ireland requires a passport.
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    You could, and Ryanair would leave you at the gate. Their big shiney planes - their rules.

    Portugal and Spain are in the Schengen Area, the UK is not.
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    lazer wrote: »

    The UK and Ireland, despite being members of the EU are not in Schengen and are instead in a common travel area, travel between UK & Ireland is not subject to passport control but travel to a Schengen country from UK/Ireland requires a passport.


    Isn't it nice to be able to hold one to just one or two of our powers now we've given up just about everything else to unelected officials in Brussels.
  • SaveTheEuroSaveTheEuro Forumite
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    I look forward to the debate on passports needed by the English to enter Scotland after 18 September 2014.
  • I look forward to the debate on passports needed by the English to enter Scotland after 18 September 2014.

    They'll need a visa for England.
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    I look forward to the debate on passports needed by the English to enter Scotland after 18 September 2014.


    Why would any sane English person wish to visit Scotland - unless they had a hankering for a deep-fried Mars bar and alcohol-induced street violence ?

    It's largely academic anyway as successive opinion polls show a steady decline in support for the Scottish independence movement even from an initial unwinnable position.

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