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Notice: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Important Notice:

A 'Stay-at-home' advisory began on 26 March throughout the State of Massachusetts. On 18 May, some businesses began resuming operations as part of "Phase 1" of the Masschusetts reopening plan. 

However, the Consulate’s public office remains closed until further notice. 

If you are in need of emergency assistance, you can contact the Consulate, through our website "Contact us" form or on the emergency number: +1 617 267 9330 and leave a message.

The mailbox and answering machine are both monitored regularly and an officer will contact you as soon as possible.

 

Latest Official Travel Advice:

***The Government of Ireland strongly encourages all Irish citizens and residents currently in the United States who normally reside in Ireland to make arrangements to return home now.***
 
As of 16 March, the Government of Ireland is recommending against all non-essential international travel, including to the United States.
 
While the US Government has introduced restrictions on travel to the US from Ireland, there are no restrictions on flights from the US to Ireland.  Irish citizens, and others, are free to leave the US on any scheduled flights from a US airport and transatlantic flights continue to operate, albeit with schedule changes.
 
This is a fast-moving situation, however. As such, we strongly encourage all Irish citizens and residents wishing to return to Ireland to make provision to do so now.
 
You should book or make changes to your existing bookings directly with your airline, recognising that airlines’ call centers are under significant pressure.  
 
You should check regularly with your airline’s website for status updates and for any additional information they may require before you can board. 
 
We strongly recommend that you do not travel to an airport without a confirmed booking.
 
On return to Ireland, all travellers will be requested to restrict their movements for 14 days. 

Latest Local Information:

Irish citizens can access localised up-to-date information for the New England Consular Area through the authorities listed below:

Massachusetts / Boston / Maine / Vermont / New Hampshire / Rhode Island   

Please refer to the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) website for further updates, including on travel restrictions to the US.

Follow medical advice  to protect yourself from COVID-19 Be alert to common signs of infection: respiratory problems, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Seek medical advice if you experience these symptoms.

Keep up-to-date with the Department’s travel advice for over 200 countries by:

U.S. Travel Restrictions:

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak the US has implemented special entry restrictions for their territory. 

As detailed in the US President's Proclamation of 14 March, from 11.59 EST Monday 16 March, entry into the US will be restricted for those travelling from Ireland and the UK. Non-US nationals, including Irish nationals, who have visited or resided in Ireland or the UK for any period in the 14 days prior to their travel to the US will be denied entry, unless they are legal permanent residents of the US (i.e. green card holders), or are the spouse or child of a US national or permament resident, or the sibling of same providing both are under 21 years of age. 

This extends the coverage of measures the US President announced in Prolamation of Friday 13 March, restricting the entry to the USA of non-US nationals who had visited or resided in Schengen Area countries over the same period, and Proclamations published on 31 January and 29 February, respectively restricting travel from China and Iran. 

Non-US nationals with legal permanent residence in the US (i.e. Green Card holders) and their immediate family, as well as the immediate family (spouse and children) of US nationals, are not restricted from entering the US. However, if travelling from a restricted country they will now be required to enter the US through one of thirteen designated airports and will undergo additional screening on arrival. Further information can be found here

In addition to federal restrictions, there are a number of restrictive measures in place at the state and city level. If you are an Irish citizen residing in the US or planning to travel to the country we ask that you refer to the nearest Irish consulate and the local health authority for the most up to date advice. 

Seeking Consular Assistance from the Consulate General of Ireland, Boston:

A 'Stay-at-home' advisory began on 26 March throughout the State of Massachusetts. On 18 May, some businesses began resuming operations as part of "Phase 1" of the Masschusetts reopening plan. 

However, the Consulate’s public office remains closed. 

Until further notice normal consular services (passport applications, visa applications, working holiday agreement etc.) will not be available except in cases of genuine emergency.

If you are in need of emergency assistance, you can contact the Consulate, through our website "Contact us" form or on the emergency number: +1 617 267 9330 and leave a message.

The mailbox and answering machine are both monitored regularly and an officer will contact you as soon as possible.

If you're not sure where to be for the next few months (Ireland or the US) then you should be wherever you consider home to be. And you should be wherever your primary health care is in case you need to avail of it.

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535 Boylston Street,
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