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COVID-19 Information
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August 9, 2022

As of 12:01 a.m. EDT June 12, 2022, the CDC order requiring all persons aged two and above to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded.  Starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on June 12, 2022, the CDC will no longer order air passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result, or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19, prior to boarding a flight to the United States.  Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.  

Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.   

Country-Specific Information 

  •  Ireland has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.  
  • To see recent U.S. Embassy Dublin Health alerts, please gohere.  
  • For information on public health measures in place in Ireland, visit their dedicatedwebpage .  

COVID-19 Testing 

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Ireland?Yes  
  • If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day? Yes  
  • The cost for a COVID-19 test through commercial suppliers typically range from €100 to €200for RT-PCR tests.  

COVID-19 Vaccine Information     

  • Has the government of Ireland approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes     
  • Are vaccines available in Ireland for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes     
  • Vaccines are available for residents, including resident U.S. citizens.     
  • Which vaccines are available in Ireland? The AstraZeneca,Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccines are currently approved for use in Ireland.     
  • Visit the IrishHealth Services Executive (HSE) website for more information on the COVID-19 vaccines in Ireland.     
  • Visit the FDA’s websiteto learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.     
  • The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.      
  • For information on limited humanitarian exemptions to the vaccination requirement for non-U.S. citizens, please review the following page: COVID-19 Exceptions to Vaccination Requirements – U.S. Mission Ireland (usembassy.gov)

Entry and Exit Requirements      

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter?Yes 
  • Do U.S. Citizen have to show a negative PCR test? No 
  • Do unvaccinated U.S. Citizen have to show a negative PCR test? No 
  • For details on travelling to Ireland please visit theGovernment of Ireland’s Rules for traveling to Ireland   
  • From 6 March 2022, all COVID-19 travel restrictions are removed. You no longer need to complete a passenger locator form. You also no longer need proof of vaccination or recovery, or a COVID-19 test. 
  • You should follow public health advice if you develop symptoms of COVID-19 or if you are a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19. 
  • If you are in Ireland andbelieve you may havesymptoms, pleasefollow the HSE guidelines, https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/covid19/symptoms/overview/  , and/or phoneadoctoror dial 112 or 999 locally.  Members of the public with travel queries may contact traveladvice@dfa.ie. 
  • U.S. travelersconsidering travel to other EU member states shouldconsult travel advisory information in each EU country they plan to visit to understand specific requirements.  As each country oversees its own immigration and public health measures, the U.S. Embassy in Ireland is unable to provide guidance on Irish immigration or public health requirements apart from that availablehere andathttps://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go.html  . 
  • Prospective visitors to Irelandmay also wish to contact the Irish Consulate closest tothemfor further information:https://www.dfa.ie/embassies/irish-embassies-abroad/    

Movement Restrictions     

  • Is a curfew in place?No     
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel?No       
  • The full details of the restrictions are availablehere     

Quarantine Information      

Transportation Options     

  • Arecommercial flights operating?Yes     
  • Is public transportation operating?Yes     
  • The Government of Ireland advises that masks should continue to be worn on public transport. 

Consular Operations 

  • U.S. Citizen Services: U.S. EmbassyinDublin provides the full range of passport and citizenship services.   For detailed information on U.S. citizen services and to schedule an appointment, please visit theU.S. Citizen Services sectionof our Embassy website:U.S. Citizen Services – U.S. Embassy in Ireland (ie.usembassy.gov)   
  • Visa Services:The U.S. Embassy in Dublin has resumed all routine visa services.  Due to high demand for interview appointments and resource constraints, however, wait times for nonimmigrant visa appointmentsand visa processing time for approved applicants may be longer than normal.  Prospective visa applicants are advised to not finalize non-refundable travel plans until such time as they receive their visa.  Wearelimited in the emergency visa services we can offer,andwe cannot approve all requests for expedited appointments.  For additionalinformationwe encourage you to review our list of frequently asked questions and associated answersavailable at:U.S. Visa and Travel FAQs for non-U.S. citizens during COVID-19 – U.S. Embassy in Ireland  (ie.usembassy.gov) and the additional resources available at the links below. 

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