Passports and Identification

Passports and Identification

Passports and Identification is always a tricky question to answer. This will depend on which route you are taking. But as a general rule of thumb – yes, it’s a good idea to bring passports and identification.

If you are a British / Irish citizen travelling across the Irish Sea you do not need a valid passport. However, you will need to bring a form of identification with you. This can one of the following items:

  • A valid passport.
  • photographic driving license.
  • International Student Card.
  • government issued photo ID card.
  • health insurance/social security photographic card.
  • photographic bus/train pass.
  • EU Citizen Identity Card will usually suffice.
  • A birth certificate will provide adequate proof of identity for children (17 years and under with no photographic identification) to travel on our sailings.

If you are a British / Irish citizen travelling to mainland Europe you must bring a valid passport.

If you are not a British / Irish citizen, you will need a passport.

*Remember the name on your passport must match your booking.

* Remember passports must be valid for at least 6 months past the date of return.

We have complied a useful guide detailing what is required for travelling to each of the countries during this testing time. Why not check out our “Requirements when Travelling” guide for all the best information.

Travel Requirements

Requirements when travelling just now are confusing. Advice and guidance can change at the drop of a hat. As a passenger it is your responsibility to ensure you have all the correct documentation in place prior to travelling. Failure to fully comply with these measures will result in you not be able to travel.

Travelling Abroad Checklist

This is a summary of what you need to do to travel abroad from the UK.

  1. Check foreign travel advice for all countries you will visit or travel through.
  2. Arrange any COVID-19 tests you will need to enter the countries that you will travel to.
  3. Find out how you can use the NHS COVID Pass to prove your vaccination status abroad.
  4. Check what you will need to do when you return to the UK.