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05 March 2021


Travelling to Germany from Ireland (and Great Britain, Portugal, Brazil and South Africa)

From 00.01hrs on Saturday 30 January, no passengers may travel from Ireland to Germany, with the exception of those transiting through a German airport, German citizens, those already legally resident in Germany or those travelling for urgent humanitarian or medical reasons.  Passengers who fall into these categories should be able to present documentary proof to the air carrier and the German authorities.

Any passengers deemed to fall under the exemptions above must also, with the exception of those aged 5 and under, produce a negative COVID test before boarding the plane.  The test must have been taken within 48 hours before arrival in Germany.  Passengers transiting Germany are also required to have a negative test result. 

PCR, Lamp and Antigen tests are accepted. 

All passengers arriving in Germany are subject to quarantine, with very limited exemptions, even with a negative COVID test, and must register their details before arrival in Germany at the following link 

Our full travel advice for Germany is available here


Travelling to Ireland from Germany 

All passengers travelling to Ireland from Germany will require a negative pre-departure PCR COVID test taken within 72 hours of arrival in the State. Antigen tests are not accepted.

Passengers arriving in Ireland from high risk locations, including from Germany, are required to restrict their movements for 14 days or until they receive a negative result of another PCR COVID test taken no earlier than 5 days after arrival.

Children under 6 are exempt from the PCR test requirement.  A small number of other exemptions apply for international transport workers, including hauliers, aviation and maritime crews.


The latest travel advice for Germany is available here.

We advise all Irish citizens in Germany to register their details with us here so that we can contact you or your family in case of emergency. 

Please remember to carry official ID with you at all times and to carry your Anmeldung if resident in Germany.

PLease note that the Consulate General does not deal with passport or visa queries. Please contact the Embassy in Berlin with all such queries +49 (0)30 220720.

Consulate General appointments system

In order to continue contributing to containment efforts and to ensure continuity of our consular services, the Consulate General is operating with reduced on-site staffing. Our phone lines remain open at normal times but the Consulate General is operating strictly on an appointment only basis. Individuals with symptoms of Covid 19, who have had contact with a confirmed case or who returned from a high risk area should not come to the Consulate General.

Appointments must be made in advance by phoning us on +49 (0)69 5095 48400 or visiting the Contact Us page on our website and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Our out of hours duty service also continues as normal and Irish citizens who require urgent assistance can call  +49 (0)30 220720 and leave a message on the answering machine outside of normal working hours. Out of hours duty is operated on a shared basis between the Embassy of Ireland in Berlin and Consulate Genereal in Frankfurt.


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Address & Opening Hours

Consulate General of Ireland

Consulate General Address:
WeWork Taunusanlage,
Taunusanlage 8,
Frankfurt am Main,

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The Consulate General is currently open to the public by appointment only. If you would like to make an appointment, please Contact Us.

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