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COVID-19 Information
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May 19, 2022

***Effective December 6, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one calendar day of travel.  Alternatively, travelers to the United Statesmay provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.  Check the CDC website for additional information andFrequently 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 
  • While the Government of Ireland is not offering tests for the purposes of international travel, commercial testing facilities are available.  You can find additional information on commercially available COVID-19 testing locations in Irelandhere.  Pre-departure testing is also available at Dublin Airport, Shannon Airport and Cork Airport. 
  • For information on limited humanitarian exemptions to the pre-departure testing requirement, please review the following page:https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-testing-required-us-entry.html 
  • The cost for a COVID-19 test through commercial suppliers typically range from €100 to €200for RT-PCR tests. 
  • Test results are sent by email or text message. If your test is positive, you will also receive a call. 
  • If you do not receive your test results, contact the service provider.  You may also call theCOVID-19helplineif you are waiting more than 2 days (48 hours) for your results. 
  • For moreinformation, pleasereview   https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/testing/how-to-get-tested.html 

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) websitefor more information on the COVID-19 vaccines in Ireland.    
  • Visit the FDA’s websiteto learn more about FDA-approved vaccinesin 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.   

Entry and Exit Requirements     

  • 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.

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    
  • There are no restrictions on flights from the United States to Ireland although the number of available flightsarereduced.    
  • 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 appointments and visa processing time for approved applicants are longer than normal.  Prospective visa applicants are advised to not finalize non-refundable travel plans until such time as they receive their visa.  We are  limited in the emergency visa services we can offer, and we cannot approve all requests for expedited appointments.  For additional information we encourage you to review our list of frequently asked questions and associated answers available 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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