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Frequently Asked Questions

TRAVEL TO IRELAND

  • Updated travel advice for Ireland effective from 6 January 2022

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.

Ireland is part of the EU Digital COVID Certificate for travel originating within the EU/EEA. The Digital COVID Certificate will make it easier to travel to and from these countries and will be accepted as proof of vaccination, recovery or negative test.

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

  • Proof of being fully vaccinated and show a valid COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate or the EU Digital COVID Certificate.
  • Proof of recovery, with a positive result of a RT-PCR test taken longer than 11 days ago and a max of 180 days ago.
  • For passengers without proof of vaccination, or proof of recovery from COVID-19 in the prior 6 months: Proof of a negative RT-PCR or NAAT test result. The test should be taken within the last 72 hours before you enter Ireland. 
    Antigen test results are not accepted for entry to 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, see approved vaccines below:

A full course of any one of the following vaccines:                   Regarded as vaccinated after: 

2 doses of Pfizer-BioNtech Vavvine:
BNT162b2 (Comirnaty)                                                                        7 days 

2 doses of Moderna Vaccine:
CX-024414 (Moderna)                                                                                    14 days 

2 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine: 
ChAdOx1-SARS-COV-2 (Vaxzevria or Covischield)                            15 days 

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

2 doses of Coronavac (Sinovac)                                                                 14 days 

2 doses of Sinopharm BIBP                                                                         14 days

2 doses of Covaxin                                                                                           14 days

A heterologous (mixed) dose of any of the above vaccines: Apply the information above as it applies to the second dose

A single dose of any of the above vaccines administered within 180 days of a positive RT-PCR test result: The traveller must hold proof of the positive test and the vaccine dose  and apply the information above as it applies to the administered vaccine.  

Recovery:  

You can enter Ireland with your proof of recovery if you have been tested positive for COVID-19 more than 11 days and less than 180 days ago. 

Citizens who test positive for COVID-19 while travelling abroad are advised to follow the local public health guidance in their destination until the required period of quarantine has ended.

Negative test:

To enter Ireland with proof of negative test, you need a negative result from a RT-PCR test or NAAT test taken a maximum of 72 hours before you enter Ireland.
A negative result of an antigen test only 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 assigns a high degree of caution to travel to Denmark.  It urges all citizens considering international travel to be mindful of the risk of contracting COVID-19 while abroad and of the extra costs and delays that may be incurred.

Anyone considering travel should be aware that restrictions are subject to change at short notice, and all passengers should undertake proper research and carefully consider the necessity of their travel at this time. 

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 and additional restrictions may be imposed, including during your visit so please keep yourself updated at: en.coronasmitte.dk

Denmark is part of the EU Digital COVID Certificate for travel originating within the EU/EEA. The Digital COVID Certificate will make it easier to travel to and from these countries and will be accepted as proof of vaccination, recovery or negative test.

From 16 January 2022, passengers from Ireland will need to show proof of one of the following:

  • Being fully vaccinated and a negative COVID-19 test result. You are regarded as fully vaccinated in Denmark if your latest vaccine dose was given more than 14 and less than 270 days ago. The test can either be an RT-PCR or NAAT test, taken within the last 72 hours before you enter Denmark, or an antigen test, taken at a test centre within the last 48 hours before you enter Denmark. 
  • Having had COVID-19 with proof of a positive RT-PCR test at least 14 days and no more than 180 days prior to entry into Denmark.
  • A negative COVID-19 test result. The test either be a PCR or NAAT test, taken within the last 72 hours before you enter Denmark, or an antigen test, taken at a test centre with the last 48 hours before you enter 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, and to check before departure if they will be covered for the costs associated with testing positive while abroad. You should check any exclusions and, in particular, that your policy covers you for the activities you want to undertake.

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 2nd dose. Your vaccination is regarded as valid in Denmark for 270 days.

When travelling with proof of being fully vaccinated, you will need a pre-departure test before travelling to Denmark.

The approved vaccines for Denmark 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.

Those travelling to Denmark but not resident can register for free PCR tests here: covidresults.dk

Recovery:  

You can enter Denmark with your proof of recovery if you have been tested positive for COVID-19 with an RT-PCR or NAAT test more than 14 days and less than 180 days ago.
When travelling to Denmark with proof of recovery with the given timeframe, no testing is needed before arrival. 

Exemptions apply for the following categories:

  • Children under the age of 15
  • Persons, who, for medical reasons, should not take a rapid/PCR test
  • Persons who should not take a rapid/PCR test due to physical/mental disability
  • Persons who have previously been infected with COVID-19
  • Persons with residence permit in a border region
  • Persons with Danish residence who provide services etc. in a border region
  • Persons travelling in transit to/from Bornholm through Sweden
  • Persons who work as active or passive aircrew members
  • Persons entering Denmark for cargo transport purposes
  • Persons working on trains, buses etc. or other forms of commercial transport
  • Persons who depart from Denmark within 24 hours of the time of entry

Residents in Denmark will, as an alternative to testing prior to entry, have the opportunity to undergo testing at the latest 24 hours after entry into Denmark. Persons entering Denmark after having performed a function abroad as seconded by the Danish state will also be able to undergo testing at the latest 24 hours after entry into Denmark. 

 

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

You can find the general COVID-19 rules and public health 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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