Customs advice for truck drivers using Irish ports

Outbound from Ireland to or through Great Britain (GB)

What you need

Before you arrive at the port of departure in Ireland you must have a valid Pre-Boarding Notification (PBN). You will find further information in the Customs Roll-on Roll-off (RoRo) Service section.


If you do not have a valid PBN you will not be allowed to check-in by the ferry operator. You will be advised to leave the port.

You will find detailed information about how to use the Customs RoRo service in:

Customs advice for drivers using Dublin Port and Rosslare Port.

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You will find information about finding your way around the port in the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) traffic plan.


UK requirements for imports from Ireland are being introduced from 31 January 2024. For details see the schedule for introduction.

Where to get traffic updates

Information to drivers will be shared through various channels. Drivers should stay tuned for regular radio updates on:

  • Dublin City Council’s ‘Live Drive’ radio station (103.2FM)
  • South East Radio (95.6FM, 96.2FM, 96.4FM)
  • National radio broadcasts.

Information on traffic flows will also be sent out through the following national websites:

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