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19 January 2021


Travel Advice For Germany - 08 January 2021

ALL air passengers from Ireland to Germany, with the exception of those under 6yrs of age, must produce a negative COVID test before boarding the plane.  The pre-departure test must have been taken within 48 hours of arrival in Germany.  Passengers transiting Germany are also required to have a negative test result. 

PCR, Lamp and Antigen tests are accepted. 

Passengers arriving in Germany are also subject to quarantine, with limited exemptions, even with a negative COVID test, and must register their details at the following link 

Our full travel advice for Germany is available here.


Wichtige Hinweis

Ab Samstag, den 16. Januar, müssen alle Passagiere, die von Irland nach Deutschland reisen, ein negatives PCR COVID-Test-Resultat vor Abflug vorweisen. Der Test muss innerhalb 72 Stunden vor Ankunftszeit vollzogen worden sein.

Passagiere, die von Gebieten mit hohem Infektionsrisiko, einschließlich Deutschland, nach Irland kommen, müssen ihre Mobilität für 14 Tage einschränken. Oder bis sie ein negatives Ergebnis eines zweiten PCR-Tests vorweisen, der mindestens 5 Tage nach Ankunft durchgeführt wurde.

Kinder unter 6 Jahren sind von der PCR-Testpflicht ausgenommen. Eine kleine Anzahl anderer Ausnahmen gilt für internationale Transportbeschäftigte, einschließlich Spediteure, Flug- und Seemannschaften.


Important notice

From Saturday, 16 January, all passengers to Ireland from Germany will require a negative pre-departure PCR COVID test taken within 72 hours of arrival in the State.

Passengers arriving in Ireland from high risk locations, including from Germany, are required to restrict their movements for 14 days or until they receive a negative result of another PCR COVID test taken no earlier than 5 days after arrival.

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.


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

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  • 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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