Travel

Visa Information

The latest visa requirements for entering Ireland.

Note that whether you need a visa to enter Ireland depends on your citizenship.

If you’re a citizen of a European Economic Area (EEA) member state (countries of the European Union, together with Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein) and many other countries including Great Britain, the USA, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, you don’t need a visa to visit the Republic or Northern Ireland. South African visitors can visit the Republic of Ireland without a visa, but need a UK visa in order to enter Northern Ireland.

Visa Requirements

US Preclearance Facility

The US Preclearance (USCBP) facility at Terminal 2 in Dublin Airport is a purpose built facility that allows US bound passengers to undertake all US immigration, customs and agriculture inspections at Dublin Airport prior to departure.

Dublin Airport is one of only a few airports outside North America that offers a US Preclearance facility. The benefit is that having cleared USCBP, passengers arriving in the US are treated as domestic arrivals, allowing them to avoid immigration queues upon arrival and pick up their bags and go.

In addition, this benefits onward connecting passengers in the US who will have their baggage checked through to their final destination.

US Preclearance

COVID-19 related travel information

The latest COVID-19 related information in relation to travelling to Ireland can be found here.

Ireland COVID-19 Information

To and from Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport is located approximately 10km north of Dublin City Centre.

There are several transport options for those travelling to Dublin City Centre and beyond. You can travel directly from Dublin Airport to central locations such as O’Connell Street or connect to the rest of Ireland, by reaching Connolly and Heuston train stations, as well as Ireland’s central bus station, Bus Áras.

Dublin Airport