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Notice - Coronavirus

Embassy Services

As of Thursday 5th November, the Embassy will be operating remotely again due to the recent Covid-19 restrictions.

The Embassy team will continue to be available to answer queries by email at In case of urgent queries, please call the main Embassy number on 02072352171 and leave a message on the answering service.


The Irish Government advises citizens travelling between Britain and Ireland to exercise a high degree of caution. If you must travel to Ireland please note the travel requirements as detailed here which include completing the online Passenger Locator Form and restricting your movements for 14 days.

Citizens are also advised to follow the public health measures in place in the UK. Further information on the new public health restrictions announced by the UK Government in relation to travel, including overseas travel, are available here.

Visit the Department of Foreign Affairs Travel Advice for Great Britain for more information and follow us on Twitter @IrelandEmbGB.


As of 21st October 2020, Ireland has moved to Level 5 of the National Framework for Living with Covid-19, and the Passport Service in Ireland has paused the processing of passport applications temporarily. There will be an update in early December.

The Passport Office in London will remain closed until further notice, although the team are continuing to answer urgent queries.

You can still apply online for your passport, and online applications will be the first applications to be processed when the service resumes. In the meantime, your documents will be held securely.

Consular Emergencies

If you require assistance in case of emergency, please contact the main Embassy number 02072352171 and leave a message on the Duty Officer voice mailbox. This will be monitored regularly. You can also mail us at and we will respond to you as soon as possible. 


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Travel Advice for Great Britain

Travel Advice for Great Britain

General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation.

Ireland is implementing the new EU ‘traffic lights’ approach to travel, which currently applies to countries in the EU / EEA and the U.K.

Read our latest Travel Advice to find out more.

Visit our travel advice

Embassy arrangements in light of Covid-19

Embassy arrangements in light of Covid-19

Information on how to contact us while the Embassy operates remotely.

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Embassy of Ireland

17 Grosvenor Place
London SW1X 7HR
Tel.: +44 (0)20 7235 2171

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