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05 March 2021


Travelling to Germany from Ireland 

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 quaratine for14 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. 

For further information on travelling to Ireland, please see 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.

Embassy appointments system

Appointments to visit the Embassy must be made in advance by phoning us on +49 (0)30 220720 or visiting the Contact Us page on our website. 


Irish citizens in Germany may lodge their passport application online, more details of which and how to submit applications can be found here

'Passport Online' is for passport applications in

'Passport Online' is for passport applications in

  • Ireland,
  • Northern Ireland,
  • Great Britain,
  • the European Union,
  • the European Economic Area,
  • Switzerland.

Fastest and cheapest way to get your first Irish passport or renew your passport. Once you have your photo, it only takes about ten minutes!

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