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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland December 3, 2021
December 3, 2021


Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland December 3, 2021  

Location: Ireland   

Event: On November 26, the White House announced a travel restriction for certain travelers physically present within the Republic of Botswana, the Kingdom of Eswatini, the Kingdom of Lesotho, the Republic of Malawi, the Republic of Mozambique, the Republic of Namibia, the Republic of South Africa, and the Republic of Zimbabwe due to the detection of a variant of the SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The policy does not apply to U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents and certain other categories of travelers. See the text of the announcement here. The new restrictions and requirements took effect on November 29.  

U.S. citizens wishing to depart Ireland currently have multiple options via commercial air, land border crossings, and ferry. As always, U.S. citizens are reminded that transportation schedules can change without notice. Please check with airlines/carriers regarding flight cancellations and/or restrictions and keep apprised of the testing and vaccine requirements for any country you are transiting. The U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens to have a departure plan that does not depend on U.S. government assistance. U.S. citizens are also encouraged to read our webpage on What the Department of State Can and Can’t do in a Crisis.  

Please see contact information for airlines operating from Dublin and Shannon Airports below.  

Dublin Airport:  

American Airline 

Website: https://www.aa.com/ 

Telephone: 0818-710-299  

Aer Lingus  

Website: aerlingus.com 

Telephone: 01 761 7846  

Delta Air Lines 

Website: www.delta.com 

Telephone: 01 659 0298 

United Airlines 

Website: www.united.com 

Telephone: 1800 946 471 

Shannon Airport:  

Aer Lingus  

Website: aerlingus.com 

Telephone: 01 761 7835 

United Airlines 

Website: www.united.com 

Telephone: 1800 946 471 

Actions to Take:   

  •          Monitor the CDC website for the latest guidance regarding testing requirements. 
  •          Check with your air carriers or travel representative prior to departure for the United States.   
  •          Check COVID-19 Country Specific Information pages for updated information on COVID-19 related to the availability of testing.   
  •          Visit travel.state.gov to view individual Travel Advisories for the most urgent threats to safety and security.   
  •          Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.   
  •          Click here for our Travel to the U.S. FAQs.