Date Updated

01/11/2022

  • COVID-19 Testing Requirements Vaccinated or Recovered Travelers

    • Fully vaccinated or recovered travelers are exempt from COVID-19 testing requirements.

    • Travelers are considered 'fully vaccinated' if seeking entry 14 days after a single dose of Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine; 14 days after the second dose of Moderna vaccine; 15 days after the second dose of OxfordAstraZeneca vaccine; 7 days after the second dose of Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine; 14 days after second dose of Coronavac (Sinovac) vaccine; or 14 days after second dose of Sinopharm BIBP vaccine. A mixed dose of any of these vaccines is also acceptable and the applicable waiting period is determined by the rules for the manufacturer of the second dose.

    • Passengers are considered 'recovered' where they can show proof of a positive COVID-19 test in the 180 days prior to entry.

    • Recovered travelers, carrying a positive COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken 11-180 days before arrival and who have received a single dose of any vaccine listed above are considered 'fully vaccinated' for travel purposes.

    • Testing and vaccination requirements do not apply to travelers from Northern Ireland, provided they have not been overseas in the 14 days preceding entry. Non-vaccinated Travelers

    • All travelers 12 and older must present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival.
    - Self, home or antigen tests will not be accepted.
    - Other exemptions to testing and vaccination rules include international transport workers holding annex 3 certificates, patients traveling for urgent medical reasons and travel for law enforcement purposes. Quarantine Requirements

    • There is no home quarantine requirement for travelers arriving to Ireland from abroad.


  • • Visa applications from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe will only be processed for essential reasons as listed here.

    • The Dublin Area Registration Office (Burgh Quay) is open. Appointments can be booked online.

    • Registration Offices outside Dublin may vary in their operation during COVID-19 restrictions. Foreign nationals should contact their registration office in advance of attending appointments to confirm opening arrangements. Appointments are required. See full details of Registration Offices outside Dublin here.

    • The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment (DETE) continue to issue Employment Permits.

    • Most types of immigration applications continue to be accepted and processed, although processing delays might occur. Travel Restrictions

    • Travel is permitted from non-European Economic Area (EEA) countries subject to the European Union's 'emergency brake' mechanism.

    • The short stay visa waiver program has been re-activated and new nationalities added to the eligibility list.


  • • Property viewings are by appointment only and are very limited with social distancing in place.

    • Video viewings are being offered when available.

    • Lease signing is completed via DocuSign when available.

    • Virtual assistance is being used for check-in inspections.

    • Rental rates nationally have decreased; however, Dublin is seeing rates for one and two-bedroom apartments decrease dramatically; this is believed to be due to the landlords removing their properties from short-term rental platforms like Airbnb and placing them for rent long term.


  • • Teams are completing enhanced cleaning and sanitizing at checkout before new guests check-in.

    • New reservations and cancellations are being handled on a case-by-case basis.

    • Corporate housing remains a viable option for locations where assignees are unable to move into their long-term housing, as well as where hotels have, or will be, closed.


  • • Schools and childcare facilities will start to reopen from the 1 March and will be on a phased basis through to Easter.

    • Childcare facilities for the children of essential workers are open.

    • Social distancing and class bubbles will continue in all childcare and schools when they return.

    • Further education facilities will continue with online learning where possible.


  • • An improved application TOUS anti COVID is available to allow for contact tracing when a case is detected; it also allows to identify closest labs for COVID testing; three permanent and mobile laboratories are set up to conduct free COVID-19 tests around the capital. The health pass will be available on the app after vaccination or by paper form at the time of vaccination.


  • • Returned to 100% capacity, face coverings must be worn.
  • Household Goods

    Survey (Video/In-person)
    • Video

    Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
    • Yes, Normal Service.

    Freight Availability/Cost
    • Air: Limited services/departures prorates due to congestion and transit time are subject to change based on route and pricing by airlines; rates still expensive.
    • Sea: Normal services back/booking confirmation take min 48 hours, booking of slot for sailing requires confirmation and are subject to change based on route planning by shipping lines; some delays at port which occur some additional cost at origin.

    Road Availability
    • Limited services due to current restrictions in other countries; export/import possible in Ireland; longer transit times.

    Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?
    • No, customer must sign waiver if nominating a representative.

Entry Restrictions

Partially Restricted

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