Irish sea ferry services
Most Irish sea ferry services are operating but have introduced measures to ensure passengers and staff are safe during COVID-19. Current Government advice is to travel for essential journeys only. Click on the links below to find out more.
Due to the closure of borders by the Isle of Man Government services to the and from the Isle of Man are severely restricted.
Strangford Lough Ferry
The normal operating timetable was restored on the Strangford Lough Ferry on the 10th August. Restrictions and COVID-19 safety measures are in place
Rathlin Island Ferry
There are restrictions on travel to and from Rathlin Island.
Find out more from the Rathlin Ferry Service website.
Carlingford Lough & Lough Foyle Ferries
Both the Carlingford Lough and Lough Foyle ferries are currently suspended.
Face Coverings when using ferry services
In line with Government requirements and other transport services passengers are required to wear a face covering on most ferry services.
There are exemptions to these rules for disabled people who find wearing a face covering very difficult or impossible. You can find out more about exemptions from the NI Direct website.
Your rights to assistance when using ferry services are still in place despite COVID-19. You should let the ferry operator know about your requirements at the time of booking.
The Consumer Council website
The Consumer Council has put together useful information and advice around ferry travel during COVID-19 including for anyone affected by cancellations.
For more information visit the Consumer Council website.