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Frequently Asked Questions

TRAVEL TO IRELAND

  • New travel advice for Ireland from 5 December 2021

These rules will be in place for at least two weeks and will be kept under review.

Please note that the following is only the rules to enter Ireland from Denmark. If you have not been in Denmark for more than 14 days, other rules may apply.
Further, the restrictions may change before you travel, so please keep yourself updated at the Irish COVID travel advice page and see the rules for entering Ireland.

When travelling to Ireland, you will need to provide one of the following: 

  • Proof of being fully vaccinated and a negative COVID test result. The test can either be a PCR test, taken within the last 72 hours before you enter Ireland, or an antigen test, taken at a test centre within the last 48 hours before you enter Ireland.
  • Proof of recovery and a negative COVID test result. The test can either be a PCR test, taken within the last 72 hours before you enter Ireland, or an antigen test, taken a test centre within the last 48 hours before you enter Ireland.
  • If you are not fully vaccinated, you will need to provide proof of a negative PCR test result. The test should be taken within the last 72 hours before you enter Ireland. 


You will also need to fill out the Electronic Passenger Locator Form.
The form should be filled out within the last 72 hours before you arrive in Ireland.

Airlines and sea carriers will check that passengers comply with the new rules.

Vaccination:
You can enter Ireland with proof of vaccination and a negative COVID test once you are regarded as fully vaccinated.
The test can either be a PCR test, taken within the last 72 hours before you enter Ireland, or an antigen test, taken at a test centre within the last 48 hours before you enter Ireland.

See information on when you are regarded as fully vaccinated here:

         Pfizer-BioNtech Vaccine: 
          BNT162b2 (Comirnaty)                                                                       7 days after 2nd dose

          Moderna Vaccine
          CX-024414 (Moderna)                                                                       14 days after 2nd dose

          Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine: 
          ChAdOx1-SARS-COV-2 (Vaxzevria or Covischield)                                15 days after 2nd dose

          Johnson & Johnson Vaccine: 
          Ad26.COV2-S [recombinant] (Janssen)                                               14 days after 1st dose

          Coronavac (Sinovac)                                                                         14 days after 2nd dose

          Sinopharm BIBP                                                                                14 days after 2nd dose

If you have a mixed vaccine, you will be regarded as fully vaccinated according to your last received vaccine.

A combination of a positive COVID test and a vaccine given within 180 days of the positive test is also accepted.

Recovery:  
You can enter Ireland with your proof of recovery and a negative COVID test if you have been tested positive for COVID-19 more than 11 and less than 180 days ago. 
The test can either be a PCR test, taken within the last 72 hours before you enter Ireland, or an antigen test, taken at a test centre within the last 48 hours before you enter Ireland.

If you are recovered from COVID but keep getting positive test results, proof of a positive result from a test, taken more than 11 and less than 180 days ago, will also be accepted.

Negative test:
To enter Ireland with proof of negative test, you need a negative result from a PCR test or NAAT test taken a maximum of 72 hours before you enter Ireland.

If you are not fully vaccinated or recovered, a negative result of an antigen test is not accepted for travelling into Ireland.

Those travelling from Denmark without a Danish health card, you can book a test here: covidresults.dk

 

  • What are the local COVID-19 restrictions in Ireland?

You can find information of the local COVID-19 Public Health Measures on the International Travel website of the Department of Foreign Affairs.  

 

  • I have mixed COVID-19 vaccines, is this accepted in Ireland?

Yes. A mix of the approved vaccines is accepted in Ireland.

 

  • Are there any forms I need to fill out before travelling to Ireland?

Yes. When travelling to Ireland you need to fill out the Electronic Passenger Locator Form.

The form should be filled out within the last 72 hours before you arrive in Ireland. 

 

TRAVEL TO DENMARK

  • What are the COVID-19 restrictions for travelling to Denmark?


The Irish Department of Foreign Affairs advises a high degree of caution when travelling to Denmark.
It is also recommended that you obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), available by contacting the Health Service Executive, and that you obtain comprehensive travel insurance, which will cover all overseas medical costs, including medical repatriation/evacuation, repatriation of remains and legal costs. You should check any exclusions and, in particular, that your policy covers you for the activities you want to undertake.

Please note that the following is only the rules to enter Denmark from Ireland, if you have not been in Ireland for more than 10 days, other rules may apply.
Further, the restrictions may change before you travel, so please keep yourself updated at: en.coronasmitte.dk

To enter Denmark, you will need to have proof of vaccine, negative test or recovery.

Vaccines:
If you are vaccinated with one of the EU-approved vaccines, you can enter Denmark with proof of vaccination 14 days after you have received your 1st dose, but no more than 42 days should pass until you receive your 2nd dose.
Once you are fully vaccinated, your vaccination is regarded as valid in Denmark for 12 months.

The EU-approved vaccines are:
- Pfizer-BioNtech Vaccine: BNT162b2 (Comirnaty)                                                               
- Moderna Vaccine: CX-024414 (Moderna)                                                               
- Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine: ChAdOx1-SARS-COV-2 (Vaxzevria or Covischield)             
- Johnson & Johnson Vaccine: Ad26.COV2-S [recombinant] (Janssen)                                       

Mixed vaccines are accepted in Denmark.

Negative test:
To enter Denmark with proof of negative test, you need a negative result from a PCR test or NAAT test, taken a maximum of 72 hours before you enter Denmark, or an antigen test, taken a maximum of 48 hours before you enter Denmark.

When travelling with proof of a negative test, you will also need to get a test once you arrive in Denmark.
If you need a test in Denmark and do not have a Danish health card, youcan book a test here: covidresults.dk

Recovery:  
You can enter Denmark with your proof of recovery if you have been tested positive for COVID-19 with a PCR test more than 14 days and less than 180 days ago.

 

  • What are the local COVID-19 restrictions in Denmark?

You can find the general COVID-19 rules and public heath measures on the COVID-19 website of the Danish Health Authorities.

  • Are there any forms I need to fill out before travelling to Denmark?

There are no forms to fill out when travelling from Ireland to Denmark.

 

VISA

  • I have a Danish residence permit, do I need a visa to go to Ireland?

If you are a citizen of a visa required country, you will need a visa for Ireland even though you have a Danish residence permit.

  • I have an Alien Passport from Denmark, do I need a visa to go to Ireland?

With the grey Alien Passport, you do need a visa.

 

  • I have a Convention Passport from Denmark, do I need a visa to go to Ireland?

With the blue Convention Passport, you do not need a visa.

  • I have a transit at the airport in Dublin, do I need a visa?

This depends on your flight. Please, check with your airline.
In some cases, where your booking is two separate flights and you need to re-check your luggage, you will need a short stay visa as you will be going through security.

  • I am a resident outside of Denmark, can I apply for a visa for Ireland at the Embassy of Ireland in Denmark?

No, you need to apply for your visa in your country of residence.

  • How do I apply for a visa?

When applying for a visa, you must fill out the application form online and gather all needed supporting documentation. After you have done that, you need to contact the Embassy to make an appointment with a consular officer.

Find more information and application forms at the Irish immigration website.

  • How long does it take to get a visa?

The amount of time you need to wait for a visa, depends on the type of visa you are applying for:

Short stay visas             up to 8 weeks
Most work visas             around 8 weeks
Atypical workers            around 4 weeks
Study visas                   Up to 8 weeks
Join family visa              around 6 months


Note that we can not begin processing your visa until we have received all necessary documentation.

 

  • Can I leave a copy of my passport at the Embassy instead of my original passport during my application process?

It is preferable that we get to keep your passport at the embassy, while your visa application is processed.

- If you are submitting your application by post, we will need the original passport. 

- If you submit your documents at the embassy, you can bring a copy of the passport along with the original. We just need to see the original passport to verify the copy. After we have done this, you can have your passport back. If you do this, you must remember to bring your passport back in once you pick up your visa.

 

PASSPORT

  • My passport is about to expire, can I travel to Ireland/Denmark?

Within EU, you can travel on an EU passport for as long as it is valid. As long as you return home before the passport expiration date, it won’t be a problem.
If you have a non-EU passport, it needs to be valid for at least 6 months after you leave Ireland/Denmark.

  • How do I renew or apply for an Irish passport?

All passport applications should be made online. Full details on the process are available at the website of the Department of Foreign Affairs.
If you are having any issues with your application or would like to check on progress, please make contact with the webchat team at the Passport Office.

We are not accepting hardcopy paper applications for passports at the Embassy.

  • I want to check the status of my passport application

If you are having any issues with your application or would like to check on progress, please make contact with the webchat team at the Passport Office.

 

Should you need further information, other than that contained above, feel free to contact us by phone or email. 

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