The Common Travel Area is a travel zone that comprises the islands of Ireland, Great Britain, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. In general, the Area's internal borders are subject to minimal or non-existent border controls and can normally be crossed by British and Irish citizens with only minimal identity documents, however, the use of a passport is required by the airline Ryanair. The maintenance of the Area involves considerable co-operation on immigration matters between the British and the Irish authorities.
However, the Irish government has imposed immigration controls on people entering the state from the United Kingdom since 1997. These controls have been compulsory for air travellers, selective on sea crossings and occasional for land crossings. In 2008, the British government announced that it planned to impose similar controls on travellers entering the United Kingdom, which would, if implemented, effectively bring an end to the passport-free zone.
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... and its implementation convention of 1990 would pave the way for the creation of the Schengen Area ... If both were to join all the functions of the area would be subsumed into the Schengen provisions and the Area would cease to have any separate existence ... its border controls as it believes that the island status of the Common Travel Area puts the United Kingdom in a better position to enforce immigration controls than mainland European countries with "extensi ...
... See also Schengen Area#EU member states with opt-outs The Schengen Agreement abolished border controls between member states ... joined the UK in adopting this opt-out to keep the Ireland–United Kingdom Common Travel Area in effect ... With the possible dissolution of the Common Travel Area in the future, Ireland technically may no longer maintain its opt-out from the Schengen Agreement, as agreed in the Treaty of Amsterdam ...
... Act 1971, the legislative basis for the Common Travel Area ... any form of immigration control on arrival in the UK because of the Republic’s inclusion in the Common Travel Area (s.1(3), Immigration Act 1971)" "8.3 The 2000 ...
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