General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation
There is a Government Advisory in operation against all non-essential international travel. Travel restrictions are in place to protect public health and to mitigate the risk of new variants of COVID-19 entering the country. Details of these measures are available on the travel section of the gov.ie website.
All passengers arriving into Ireland should have a negative / ‘not detected’ result from a pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Ireland. A list of testing centres in the Czech Republic is avialable here and information on the testing centre at Vaclav Havel Airport, Prague can be found here.
There is a legal requirement to complete a Passenger Locator Form prior to arrival and to observe mandatory quarantine for all passengers arriving in Ireland. This also applies to passengers travelling from another country to Ireland, who arrive via Northern Ireland.
The Passport Service is continuing to process Passport Online applications and is scaling up operations to clear all applications on hand within 6-8 weeks.
Passport Online is open to all applicants in the Czech Republic, including children, people renewing their passports and those applying for their first passport.
Foreign Birth Registration
Please visit the Foreign Birth Registration website for updates on processing times.
As part of the combined efforts to tackle COVID-19 and to ensure customer safety, the Department of Justice has taken the decision to temporarily cease accepting new visa/ preclearance applications. However certain priority/emergency cases will continue to be processed. For further information please see the website of Immigration Service Delivery.
For priority/emergency visa applications, please contact us directly so that we can guide you through the application process and advise you how to submit your documentation.
Due to current measures in place in the Czech Repubilc, the Embassy is operating on an appointment basis only for urgent/emergency consular services and assistance. Please email the Embassy to arrange an appointment.
If you have an enquiry, please contact us and we will respond to you as soon as possible. We are also monitoring our voicemail. If you would like to leave a voice message, please call: +420 257 011 280 to leave your name and phone number and a member of our team will contact you.
Advice and updates on latest developments is available in English and Czech here:
- Czech Government Coronavirus Webpage koronavirus.mzcr.cz
- Czech Ministry of the Interior www.mvcr.cz
- Government of Ireland www.gov.ie
- Health Service Executive Ireland https://www.hse.ie
- Prague Airport www.prg.aero
Please monitor Prague Airport for flight updates and contact your carrier for further information on flight schedules.
The Embassy of Ireland in Ukraine is now open! Please visit their website for infomation and contact details.
These arrangements will remain in place until further notice.
Thank you for your understanding.