COVID-19 Travel Advice & Embassy Operations
Last updated 02 September 2022:
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.
1951 CONVENTION TRAVEL DOCUMENTS
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.
SPECIAL NOTICE FOR UKRAINIAN NATIONALS AND RESIDENTS OF UKRAINE SEEKING TO TRAVEL TO IRELAND
The visa requirement for Ukrainian nationals travelling to Ireland was lifted on 25 February.
Full details can be found at www.irishimmigration.ie.
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.
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.
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: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/citizens-registration
The Helsinki Embassy Team