Mandatory Quantine during Covid-19 Immigration Information for South Africans moving to, immigrating to, working in and visiting the Republic of Ireland, Immigration Information for South Africans moving to Ireland
Note: As we see and get a chance to update we will do so, but as this is an extremely fluid situation, we may NOT get to create these alerts immediately.
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The official sites will be linked off the pages below!
#last update here 15/6/21
All passengers who have flown from or through a Designated Country now need to go into Mandatory Quarantine. South Africa, and some of the countries that the airlines fly through are on the Designated Country list.
"You should not travel to Ireland unless you have an essential reason for your travel.
If you have to travel to Ireland, you must have proof of a negative or ‘not detected’ COVID-19 Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test taken within 72 hours of your arrival.
By law, you must quarantine when you arrive into Ireland, unless your journey starts in Northern Ireland. Mandatory hotel quarantine is in place for arrivals from certain countries"
If you are already in Ireland and want to travel to the EU on holiday... read here on the EU Digital Certificate
Entry Visas were required from January 2021 until the announcement on the 15/6/21 to say Entry Visas are now dropped.
ENTRY VISA's have been dropped to normal status again, pre-Covid times are back. (pre-clearance still applies to certain combos read below for clarity)
Proof of Identity
Proof of accommodation in Ireland
Proof of Funds
Proof of Travel/Medical Insurance
And then MOST importantly: Your route/reason for entry
A pre-clearance which must be obtained before travelling to Ireland for:
The Non-Eu members of a British passport holder
The Non-Eu members of a De Facto (unmarried) partner and children of an Irish passport holder
To KNOW WHAT DOCUMENTS YOU NEED TO ENTER READ THIS LINK BELOW THOROUGHLY!
Entry in to Ireland - To enter in to Ireland, what documents do I need and how does it work?
Visiting Ireland - As South Africa is a non-visa required country what documents do I need to enter Ireland on holiday?
Letter of Invitation - For family joining you later in Ireland/ Coming on Holiday/ Job Interview
Flights from South Africa to Ireland - Airlines and routes from South Africa to Ireland
Home Affairs Documents - Home Affairs documents and what is the difference between Abridged/Unabridged/Full and Vault?
Home Affairs Agents and Contacts - A list of contacts and agents who deal with Home Affairs documents
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