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Notice - Coronavirus

Travel Advice

All passengers arriving at Irish airports and ports whose journey originated in Great Britain must have a negative result from a pre-departure RT-PCR Covid-19 test taken up to 72 hours prior to arrival in Ireland.

This requirement for a negative test result applies to all of those travelling, excluding children 6 years of age and under. NHS tests are not available for the purposes of travel and will not be accepted. A UK Government list of private providers of tests is available here

If you have a genuine humanitarian emergency requiring immediate travel, please contact us for advice and consular assistance at irishembassylondon@dfa.ie or on 02072352171.

Public health advice is that anyone who travels from GB to Ireland over the period ahead, including those who have a pre-departure RT-PCR test, should self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival. Self-Isolation means staying indoors and completely avoiding contact with other people. Further information is available on the HSE website.

Passengers arriving in Ireland from overseas are also required to complete an online Covid-19 Passenger Locator Form.

A limited number of categories will be exempt from the requirement to get a pre-departure Covid-19 RT-PCR test, including passengers transiting through the State who remain airside; drivers of heavy goods vehicles in the course of performing their duties; and aircraft pilots, other aircrew, maritime master or maritime crew who arrive in the State in the course of performing their duties.

Embassy Services

In light of local Covid-19 public health restrictions, the Embassy is currently operating remotely.

The Embassy team continues to be available to answer queries by phone and email at +44(0) 207 235 2171 or irishembassylondon@dfa.ie.

If you have an urgent query or require assistance in case of emergency out of hours, please contact the main Embassy number 02072352171 and leave a message for the Duty Officer who will then contact you as soon as possible.

Please click here for more information on how to contact us. 

Consular or Brexit Assistance

Irish citizens with a consular or Brexit related query during regular working hours should email us at irishembassylondon@dfa.ie and we will respond to you as soon as possible.

Passport and Visa Services

For information on Passports please click here and for Visa Services click here.

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  • the European Union,
  • the European Economic Area,
  • Switzerland.

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Information on Brexit

Information on Brexit

Irish citizens in Britain and businesses trading with or through the UK may have queries following the end of the Brexit transition period on 31st December. Visit our Brexit page for more information.

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

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