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General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation

General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation

General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation:

Travel advice for over 200 countries is available on Travel Advice - Department of Foreign Affairs (dfa.ie)

The purpose of the Department’s Travel Advice is to provide information to the general public so that citizens can make informed decisions for themselves. There are risks associated with international travel generally in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, and this may remain the case for the foreseeable future.

Citizens should exercise caution in any decisions about international travel, taking account of their overall health, their vaccine status, and the risk of testing positive for COVID-19 while abroad. If you contract COVID-19 when abroad, you may face delays and additional costs before returning to Ireland. It is important to check with your travel insurance provider on coverage before travel.

Anyone considering travelling abroad should be aware that restrictions are subject to change at short notice.  You are advised to monitor the official advice and information provided by the authorities at your destination. Information about entry restrictions applied by other countries is available on our country-specific travel advice pages. If you are considering travel within the EU/EEA it is advised that you consult Re-open EU for country-specific requirements as each country continues to be responsible for the definition of its own entry requirements and rules. 

Citizens should be aware that EU-Digital COVID Certificates based on a primary course of vaccination are only valid for intra-EU travel if no more than 270 days have passed since the final dose in the primary vaccine series. Vaccine certificates based on booster/additional doses are not time limited.

If you have a travel query of an urgent nature, you can email us at traveladvice@dfa.iePlease note that passport queries cannot be answered at this address, please contact the passport service via webchat on www.dfa.ie 

Citizens travelling abroad are advised to monitor our travel advice and follow us on Twitter. You are also advised to register with your local Irish Embassy or Consulate.

Where to go for further travel information:

Additional Information

Up to date information on travelling to Ireland can be found on www.gov.ie.

Information on the operation of the EU Digital COVID Certificate is also available on www.gov.ie. If you have an urgent query regarding an EU-DCC, please call the EU DCC helpline, which is open Monday – Friday, on 1800 807 008. Those outside Ireland can call +353 1 903 6437.

For details on pre-departure COVID-19 testing, please see Dublin Airport’s websiteCork Airport’s website and Shannon Airport’s website.

If your travel is for the purpose of volunteering, there are certain issues we would recommend you consider prior to travel.  It is recommended that you read the Comhlámh Code of Good Practice for Volunteer Sending Agencies: Code of Good Practice - Comhlámh (comhlamh.org).

Please note that the Department’s TravelWise app has been temporarily suspended. We apologise for this inconvenience. Updated information will continue to be provided on this website.