Coronavirus Situation - Notice
Updated 07 January
1. Embassy Services 2. Passport Services 3. Travel to Ireland 4. Visa Applications 5. Travel Advice for the Netherlands
1. EMBASSY SERVICES
In order to provide a safe environment for our staff and our visitors, and in adherence with public health measures in The Netherlands the Embassy is operating through a combination of remote working and a reduced presence in the Embassy. Our public offices are available by appointment only. All visitors to the Embassy should comply with COVID-19 rules and will be required to wear facemasks.
2. PASSPORT SERVICES
Passport Online service is open to all applicants, including children, renewing their passports and those applying for their first passport who are resident in the Netherlands. It is currently not possible to apply via the Embassy.
Queries about online applications should be directed to the Passport Service’s Customer Service Hub.
3. TESTING AND TRAVEL TO IRELAND
With effect from 6 January 2022, passengers to Ireland with an accepted proof of vaccination, or proof of recovery from COVID-19 in the prior 6 months do not have to show an additional pre-departure Covid test result.
Passengers without proof of vaccination, or proof of recovery from COVID-19 in the prior 6 months, must show evidence of a negative / not-detected PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to arriving in Ireland. Only PCR tests results will be accepted for passengers to Ireland from 6th January.
In situations where a person is unable to present evidence of a negative ('not detected') RT-PCR test prior to travel due to continuing to test persistently positive after infection - a positive RT-PCR result from a test taken 11 or more days prior to the date on which the person arrives in the State and no more than 180 days prior to the date on which the person arrives, will be accepted.
You can find details of these requirements at the official gov.ie - Current rules for travelling to Ireland (www.gov.ie)
4. VISA APPLICATIONS
As of 13 September 2021, processing of short stay visa applications has resumed. All travellers arriving into Ireland must continue to comply fully with measures required by law including producing proof of vaccination, recovery from Covid-19 or a negative PCR test.
If you are unsure as to whether you require a visa/preclearance to enter Ireland you can check here by entering your nationality.
Further information is available on the travel section of the www.gov.ie website.
5. TRAVEL ADVICE FOR THE NETHERLANDS