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COVID-19 UPDATE

Travel Advice

From Friday 26 March, Mandatory Hotel Quarantine applies to passengers travelling to Ireland from high risk countries, including those who have transited through a port or airport in a high risk country, in the 14 days prior to their arrival in Ireland. Very limited exemptions apply to travellers from the requirement to complete mandatory hotel quarantine.

It will also apply to those who cannot provide evidence of a negative RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival in Ireland – including travellers from GB.

For more information, please visit: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/a6975-mandatory-hotel-quarantine/

While strong advice remains to avoid non-essential international travel, if you must travel to Ireland from GB, you must take the following steps:

  • All travellers (apart from hauliers and children aged 6 & under) must have a negative pre-departure RT-PCR #COVID19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Ireland.
  • A legal requirement to quarantine at home for 14 days is now in place. Arrivals whose journey has originated in GB can get a second RT-PCR test no less than 5 days after arrival, & if they receive a negative result, they can end their period of quarantine then.

The requirement to complete the form, provide evidence of a negative RT-PCR Test, and quarantine for 14 days, is enforceable by law.

For further information and advice please visit Gov.ie.

If you have a genuine humanitarian emergency requiring immediate travel from Scotland to Ireland you can contact the Consulate for advice and consular assistance at edinburghcongen@dfa.ie or 0131 2267711.

The Scottish Government’s guidance on travel and transport is available here.

Brexit

The UK’s Brexit transition period ended at 11pm on 31 December 2020. Information on Brexit is available from the Embassy of Ireland here.

Consulate Services

The Consulate General of Ireland will be operating on an appointment only basis until further notice. If you wish to make an appointment, please call 0131 226 7711 or email EdinburghConGen@dfa.ie

Passports

For information on Passports please click here.

Visas

For information on visas please visit https://www.dfa.ie/irish-embassy/great-britain/our-services/visas/ or email visamail@justice.ie and put London Visa Office in the subject bar. 

Emergencies

Emergency consular assistance will continue to be provided. Please call 0131 226 7711

If you are calling outside of office hours, you will be prompted to leave a message. After the tone, record your message stating your name, a brief description of the situation and a contact number. The Duty Officer will call you back. 

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Information on Brexit

Information on Brexit

Irish citizens in Britain and businesses trading with or through the UK may have queries following the end of the Brexit transition period on 31st December. Visit our Brexit page for more information.

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Edinburgh, EH3 7TT
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