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14 April 2021


Travelling to Germany from Ireland 

Essential travel to Germany from Ireland is governed by the following rules with passengers intending to enter Germany obliged to :

  • pre-register their arrival at the following link 
  • have a negative test result on arrival into Germany (test taken no more than 48 hours prior to arrival in Germany)
  • quarantine for 10 days after arrival, with possibility of being released from quarantine from day 5 after arrival, if they get a negative test. Quarantine is a Länder competency, so rules may vary and passengers should always check with the local authorities

All passengers with the exception of those aged 5 and under, must produce a negative COVID test before boarding the plane.  As stated above, the test must have been taken within 48 hours before arrival in Germany.  

PCR, Lamp and Antigen tests are accepted. 

Again we emphasise that all passengers arriving in Germany are subject to quarantine, with very limited exemptions, even with a negative COVID test, and they must register their details before arrival in Germany, as detailed above, at the following link 

Our full travel advice for Germany is available here




Travelling to Ireland from Germany 

If you are coming to Ireland from overseas you must complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form.  This is available online

All passengers travelling to Ireland from Germany require a negative pre-departure PCR COVID test taken within 72 hours of arrival in the State.  Antigen tests are not accepted.

Children under 6 are exempt from the PCR test requirement.  A small number of other exemptions apply for international transport workers, including hauliers, aviation and maritime crews. 

For further important information on travelling to Ireland, including from countries other than Germany, please see here



We advise all Irish citizens in Germany to register their details with us here so that we can contact you or your family in case of emergency. 

Please remember to carry official ID with you at all times and to carry your Anmeldung if resident in Germany.

Embassy appointments system

Appointments to visit the Embassy must be made in advance by phoning us on +49 (0)30 220720 or visiting the Contact Us page on our website. 


Irish citizens in Germany may lodge their passport application online, more details of which and how to submit applications can be found here

'Passport Online' is for passport applications in

'Passport Online' is for passport applications in

  • Ireland,
  • Northern Ireland,
  • Great Britain,
  • the European Union,
  • the European Economic Area,
  • Switzerland.

Fastest and cheapest way to get your first Irish passport or renew your passport. Once you have your photo, it only takes about ten minutes!

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