Coronavirus Situation - Notice
Important notice for travellers to Ireland from 00.01am on 5 December: The Government has announced additional measures to help limit the spread of COVID-19, which include new requirements in relation to international travel. You can find full details of these requirements, which include a negative test for all travellers entering the country, at the official gov.ie page.
Updated 3 December
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. TRAVEL TO IRELAND
After 00.01am on Friday 5 December 2021, anyone travelling to Ireland who has been vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 will be required to have a certified (i.e. not self-administered) negative test result, from:
- An antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before arrival, or;
- An RT-PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival
Children aged 11 and under are exempt from testing.
The measures above will apply for a minimum period of two weeks, and will be kept under review.
Full details on the requirements for travel to Ireland is available at: gov.ie/travel
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