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Helpful Travel Tips & Information

Important note about Passports:

Post-pandemic, we're seeing an increasing number of customers coming to book their holidays and finding that their passports have expired. Please make sure that your travel documents are all up to date, including children's passports and pet passports. 

Get more information on passports here, and learn how to make an online application here on the Department of Foreign Affairs website.


Flights delayed or cancelled? Know your rights.

To help keep you informed, the ITAA has launched a new website flightrights.ie. Here you can find information on what to do if you experience flight delays or cancellations. You can also find answers to the most frequently asked questions and lodge a complaint. 

Travel Insurance

Go with peace of mind and make sure you're covered before you travel. Buy your travel insurance with Shandon Travel and Blue Insurance here. You can also buy gadget insurance here.

European Health Insurance Card

The European Health Insurance Card is a must-have if you're travelling. Remember, it expires after 4 years so if you already have one, make sure to check the date on it if it's been a while since you travelled. You can apply for one from the HSE, visit their website to find out more.


It's each passenger's responsibility to make sure they adhere to the vaccination requirements for their destination. Check with your doctor to see which vaccinations you need, and how long before travel they need to be administered. 

Travel Advice

The Department of Foreign Affairs provides information to help travellers make informed travel decisions. You can find specific country advice here on their website.

Flexible Payments

We offer low deposits and interest-free flexible payment options on many of our holidays. Our EazyPay programme is available on a variety of airline tickets, hotels and tours, subject to the operators' individual policies. Ask our travel experts if it applies to your holiday. Get in touch for more information: 021 4277094 or info@shandontravel.ie.

Car Hire

Shandon Travel offers great value car hire rates with Hertz. Pre-booking your car hire before you leave saves time on arrival. Pay in advance to help with holiday budgeting. Book here with our booking form for the most up-to-date rates (form displays best on mobile).

Cork Airport Flight Tracking

Cork Airport offers this useful flight tracking service on WhatsApp. Just click on the icon to receive flight updates. 

Airport Services

Take the hassle out of your journey with our fantastic rates for some of the best airport lounges all over the world- it can be more affordable than you think! Get more info here.

Gift Certificates

Our Gift Certificates make the ideal gift for birthdays, anniversaries, birthdays and other milestones. Buy online and get it emailed through or sent to the address of your choice. You can also buy over the phone or in one of our 3 locations. They're valid for 5 years and there are no processing fees or charges. Buy online here.

Gift certificates also make great gifts for honeymoons- many couples request travel vouchers from their wedding guests, to put towards their honeymoon or mini-moon. 


COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

To ensure you are fully informed on COVID-19 travel advisories, before booking and pre-departure, please regularly check the Department of Foreign Affairs website for up-to-date information about your destination country's entry requirements.

Just like with all other travel-related vaccinations and requirements, please be aware meeting the COVID-19 requirements for a destination, airline, tour company, cruise line or other operator is the passenger's responsibility.

COVID-19 Antigen Tests

This is a handy list of all the pharmacies in Munster providing Covid-19 Antigen tests for travel. You can see the lists for the other provinces and Dublin on that page too.


Call our travel hotline for expert advice or to book your trip.

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We are moving home after 20 years!

Yes, we are excited to let you know that Sayit Travel is being incorporated in to its parent company Shandon Travel. Nothing has changed! We're still your one stop shop for all your travel needs.

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