Travel to Ireland

Travelling to Ireland during COVID-19
Information on who can travel to Ireland during COVID-19 restrictions, how to plan your travel and what will happen when you arrive.

EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC)
An overview of the EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) and non-essential travel from 19 July 2021.
This document is in: Travel abroad

Visas for tourists visiting Ireland
Tourists from certain countries require visas if they wish to enter Ireland. Find out more.

Visas for people visiting Ireland on business
Certain people who wish to travel to Ireland for business purposes require visas. Find out more.

Student visas to study in Ireland
People from certain countries who wish to study in Ireland require visas. Find out more.

Customs regulations for travellers to Ireland
Find out about the important rules in place regarding customs regulations for people travelling to Ireland.

Customs officers - powers of search
This document includes the powers of Customs and Excise officers to carry out searches of travellers to prevent the importation of prohibited goods or goods that have not been declared to Customs.

Tax-free purchases for non-EU travellers
The Retail Export Scheme, allows visitors to Ireland (from outside the European Union) to buy goods in Ireland to take home with them and benefit from tax relief.

Bringing pets to Ireland
The importation of pets into Ireland is strictly controlled. Information on the procedures for bringing your pet to Ireland.
This document is in: Coming to live in Ireland

Hotel quarantine
Hotel quarantine was in place for some arrivals to Ireland. No hotel quarantine is currently in place.