Liverpool - Dublin

Initial Steps

Please continue to book with us as you do now. From 1 January 2021, you will need to submit additional information about your booking, consignment and goods.

Your P&O Ferries booking reference will allow you or your delegate to pre-lodge an export declaration with HMRC and an import declaration with Irish customs, as well as the necessary safety and security declarations for both jurisdictions.

If you are despatching animal or plant products, you should ensure that the driver has the necessary health certificate(s) and that you notify the relevant authority at least 24 hours in advance.

Before arrival at Liverpool

Exports from Great Britain to Ireland must receive export clearance in the UK and must be pre-declared for importation into Ireland with a PBN (Pre-Boarding Notification reference number issued by Irish customs.

Drivers must have all the relevant documentation specified above before reaching the port or goods will not be able to enter the terminal. P&O Ferries will not be able to process emails containing customs information at check-in.

At check-in in Liverpool

Drivers of empty trailers should complete our standard check-in process including border exit checks and move to the loading lanes in preparation to board the vessel (accompanied) or take the trailer where instructed within the yard (unaccompanied).

Drivers of all loaded trailers must present the correct declaration PBN to our check-in staff on arrival.

Drivers should inform check-in staff if their vehicle contains live animals, animal products, fish or plant products.

Arrival in Dublin

Drivers should check the status of their units during the crossing via revenue.ie (available 30 mins from arrival in Dublin).

Drivers should follow the appropriate signs on disembarkation - take either the red or green lane depending on your clearance status.

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