COVID-19 Travel Advice
News03 November 2022
Dual Citizens & Permanent Residents
Australian citizens and permanent residents can now travel to and from Australia without applying for a travel exemption. However, given the evolution of the virus and the unpredictable nature of outbreaks, restrictions may be subject to change at short notice.
Irish Citizens - Entering Australia
The Australian Government announced a lifting of restrictions for all visa holders who are fully vaccinated travelling to Australia effective from 21 February 2022 https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/vaccinated-travellers#toc-7
Effective 6th July unvaccinated visa holders do not need a travel exemption to travel to Australia
Please be advised that entry into Australia is a matter for the Australian Department of Home Affairs, and all queries regarding travel restrictions should be directed there in the first instance.
For the most up-to-date information regarding entry requirements please consult the Department of Home Affairs website: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/travel-restrictions
Latest travel advice for passengers travelling from Australia to Ireland:
Travellers to Ireland will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative PCR test for travel to Ireland.
- Travellers to Ireland will no longer be required to complete a Covid-19 Passenger Locator Form
- There are no post-arrival testing or quarantine requirements for travellers to Ireland.
- Any individual that develops COVID-19 symptoms while in Ireland should follow the HSE guidance in relation to isolation and undertaking antigen or PCR testing as appropriate.
More information on the latest travel advice can be found on the gov.ie website here: gov.ie - https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/77952-government-advice-on-international-travel/
Airlines and transit countries may have specific travel requirements which are subject to change at short notice, we strongly advise you check these regularly before you travel.
Proof of Vaccination
Irish passport-holders who were vaccinated outside of the EU are now eligible to apply for an EU Digital COVID Certificate (EU-DCC). Further information - including on vaccines recognized under the scheme - is available here: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/3a698-eu-digital-covid-certificate/. Citizens based overseas who have queries on the EU-DCC can contact EU-DCC Call Centre: +353 76888 5513.
For individuals vaccinated in Australia, we encourage you to apply for an International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate. More information can be found at: Getting help during coronavirus (COVID-19) - https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/subjects/getting-help-during-coronavirus-covid-19/covid-19-vaccinations/what-types-proof-there-are/international-covid-19-vaccination-certificate-proof
Please note, From 1st February 2022, vaccine certificates for primary vaccination series will not be accepted for travel within the EU if more than 270 days have passed since the final dose in the primary vaccine series.
Important information for Irish citizens in Australia:
We advise all Irish citizens in Australia to comply with the recommendations and regulations of the competent local authorities, the Department of Health and the Department of Home Affairs.
For current and updated information please refer to the following links: