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South African passport holders do not require a visa to visit Ireland for tourism or similar reasons. However, other immigration procedures apply see 

All travellers must be able to satisfy the Immigration Officer at the Port of Entry that they have a valid reason for entering Ireland. You may also be requested by airline staff at check-in to provide additional documentation to support your case, including but not limited to:

  • Return airline ticket
  • Proof of accommodation. This can be a letter of invitation if the traveller is staying with friends or family. The letter need to state the contact details of both the traveller and the host. If the traveller is staying at a hotel, a paid and confirmed hotel booking for the entire stay in Ireland needs to be presented.
  • Bank statements showing you have sufficient funds for the duration of the stay.
  • Passport must be valid for 6 months before the date of return. Must have 2 blank pages
  • Medical/Travel insurance

If you hold a passport of another country you may require a visa. Further information is available in this section.