General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation
The Irish Government continues to strongly advise against all non-essential travel overseas.
From the morning of Saturday 16 January, 2021 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. Passengers may be asked to present evidence of their negative/’not detected’ result from a PCR test before boarding their airplane or ferry, and to produce this evidence to Immigration Officers on arrival at points of entry to the State.
Please note the requirement is for a negative PCR test (not antigen). 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.
The Passport Service is open for applications but has paused processing as Ireland is at Level 5 of the National Framework for Living with COVID-19. You can still apply online for passport renewals and first time applications. All applications will be processed once normal passport operations resume in Ireland. If you have a query regarding an existing passport application or require a passport for emergency travel, you can use the WebChat service. In line with restrictions in place in the Passport Service in Ireland, the Embassy is temporarily not accepting or processing passport applications made in person.
We are accepting some categories of visa applications on an appointment basis only. Please contact the Embassy to make an appointment and visit Ireland'sImmigration Service Delivery website for further details.
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.
Please check the latest Travel Advice for Ukraine for information on current travel resitrictions in Ukraine. You can also contact the Embassy using the details above.
Irish citizens travelling or living overseas are encouraged to register their contact details with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade here. When you register with the Department, it means that we have a record of your details.
These arrangements will remain in place until further notice.
Thank you for your understanding.