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Britain and Ireland

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Britain and Ireland

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The British and Irish Isles refer to the islands of Great Britain, Ireland and nearby islands. They are located in Europe.


Britain, Ireland, and surrounding islands
United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)
Republic of Ireland
Isle of Man
a British crown dependency in the Irish Sea, directly between Great Britain and Ireland

The Channel Islands are sometimes included in the term "British Isles" because they are a British crown dependency. However, they are located off the coast of Normandy, France, and are not geographically part of the British or Irish Isles.


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Immigration and visa requirements

A number of separate jurisdictions with their own immigration rules make up this region. So a traveller may wish to check the requirments for the territories in which they wish to travel, on the appropriate pages. However there is considerable co-operation and co-ordination between the authorities of the countries in this region meaning that the British and Irish Isles comprise a Common Travel Area, which helps the vast majority of travelers enjoy hassle free travel when crossing borders within the British and Irish Isles.

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Stay safe

Throughout this region, traffic drives on the left. In the United Kingdom, and its Crown Dependencies Speed Limits are expressed in Miles per hour. In the Republic of Ireland speed limits are expressed in Kilmometers per hour.

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