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Notice - Coronavirus


The French and Irish Governments are advising against all non-essential travel. A negative RT-PCR test taken less than 72 hours prior to departure is required for all travellers age 11+ arriving in France. Controls will be carried out at boarding (air and sea links) or during the checks that may be carried out upon entry into French territory. Limited exceptions apply for border workers and road transporters. Please refer to the website of the French Embassy in Dublin and of the French Foreign Ministry, for full information in French and in English. See our FAQ webpage for full information.

A negative/not-detected pre-departure Covid-19 RT-PCR test taken less than 72h prior to arrival in the State is required for all those age 6+ travelling to Ireland from abroad (including from France). Please consult and for full information. All those travelling to Ireland are required to undertake mandatory quarantine upon arrival in the State. Full information at

Due to the high circulation of Covid-19, a curfew between the hours of 6pm-6am is in place across France. If you need to leave your home during these hours, you must complete and carry a declaration, available on the website of the Ministry of the Interior

Please note that as part of the combined effort to tackle Covid-19 and general advice against non-essential travel, the Irish Department of Justice has taken the decision to temporarily suspend processing of visas/preclearance applications, except in certain emergency/priority cases. For further information please see For emergency/priority applications, please contact directly before submitting an application.

In light of Covid-19 restrictions, the Embassy is currently operating hybrid working. In order to provide a safe environment for our staff and our visitors, and in adherence to public health measures in France, our public offices are available, by appointment only, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (excluding bank holidays). If you would like to contact the Embassy, you can email us or call us on +33 1 44 17 67 00 between 9.30am-5.30pm, Monday-Friday. 

Outside these hours, if you require emergency consular assistance, please leave a message on +33 1 44 17 67 00. If your out of hours call relates to a genuine emergency, your call will be returned as soon as possible. 

For information in relation to Covid-19, please also follow us on twitter and visit the Department of Foreign Affairs Travel Advice page.

If you have questions on the impacts of Brexit, please see our Brexit FAQs page. Si vous avez des questions sur Brexit, consultez notre FAQ en francais

Si vous êtes citoyen français, pour les questions liées aux déplacements en Irlande et les mesures relatives au coronavirus, vous êtes invités à consulter le site « conseils aux voyageurs » du Ministère des Affaires Étrangères. 

Vous pouvez également nous suivre sur twitter et consulter la page de conseils aux voyageurs du ministère des Affaires étrangères. 

Si vous souhaitez contacter l'ambassade, envoyez un courriel ou bien laissez un message auquel nous répondrons dans les plus brefs délais au numéro suivant +33 1 44 17 67 00, entre 09h30 et 17h30 du lundi au vendredi.

En cas d’urgence en dehors de ces horaires, merci d’appeler le +33 1 44 17 67 00 et de laisser un message vocal.

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