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COVID-19 Travel Advice & Embassy Operations

Last updated 02 September 2022:


Dear Friends,

In the current circumstances, the Embassy of Ireland is operating on a restricted basis until further notice. For queries or appointments, please contact us via the website Contact form.



As of 12 noon on 19 July 2022, Ireland is temporarily suspending operation of the European Agreement on the Abolition of Visas for Refugees for a period of 12 months. As of that date, holders of 1951 travel documents are required to be in possession of an Irish entry visa before travelling to the border. Full details are available here



The visa requirement for Ukrainian nationals travelling to Ireland was lifted on 25 February.

Full details can be found at

All other non-EEA nationals who are ordinarily subject to a visa requirement still need to apply for a visa, even if travelling from Ukraine or travelling with a Ukrainian national.

You can find further information here

The Irish Government will help you when you arrive in Ireland. You can find full details here.


Travel Advice

Entry to Finland:

There are no COVID-19 restrictions in place for travel to Finland from Ireland. There is no requirement to present certificates of vaccination/testing for COVID-19.

General guidance on travelling to Finland can be found here.

More information on travelling to Finland is also available on the DFA travel website here


Entry to Ireland:

As of 6 March, all travel requirements to Ireland introduced to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic have been removed.

Passengers will no longer be required to complete and produce a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) before departure.

While all travel requirements to enter Ireland have been removed, other EU and non-EU countries may still have travel restrictions in place. More travel information on other EU and non-EU countries can be found on DFA Travel Advisory or Re-Open EU.

Any individual that develops COVID-19 symptoms while in Ireland should follow the HSE guidance as appropriate.

More information on the Government of Ireland advice on international travel can be found here.

We advise all Irish citizens when travelling abroad to remain vigilant and follow the instructions and advice from the local authorities.



The Department of Justice has announced the resumption of visa services from 13 September 2021.

If you wish to apply for an Irish visa, further information can be found on the website of the Irish Immigration Service

To submit an application please see our Visa Information for application guidelines.



All passport applicants are required to apply or renew online.



Appointments for Consular matters, when necessary, can be made by calling +358 9 682 4240 or sending a message through the website Contact form.



Emergency Consular assistance continues to be provided and any Irish citizens in need of assistance should call +358 9 682 4240 and leave a message clearly stating their name, phone number and issue. The mailbox is monitored regularly and the Duty Officer will call you back as soon as possible.



In addition, you can register your contact details on Citizens’ Registration, which allows us to contact you and provide assistance in the event of an unforeseen crisis or family emergency while you are overseas:


The Helsinki Embassy Team

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Embassy of Ireland
Erottajankatu 7 A
00130 Helsinki

Postal Address:
Embassy of Ireland
PL 33
00131 Helsinki

Tel: +358 9 682 4240

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Emergency Contact Details

Outside office hours, in case of a genuine consular emergency for Irish citizens in Finland, please call the Embassy's main phone number on +358 9 6824240.

Follow the voicemail message to obtain the mobile phone number of the Duty Officer.

Alternatively, the Duty Officer at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Dublin can be contacted at +353-1-408-2000.