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Do I Need A Visa To Visit Ireland?

Are you a citizen of the USA, Canada, Australia or Aotearoa/New Zealand?

If so, you DO NOT require a visa to travel to the Republic of Ireland and/or Northern Ireland (UK) for the sole purpose of tourism.

You DO NOT need a visa as long as you meet all of the following conditions:

  • You're a citizen of the USA, Canada, Australia or Aotearoa/New Zealand
  • You're travelling for the sole purpose of tourism
  • You're staying less than 3 months in Ireland.

⚠️ IMPORTANT: Ireland is NOT a part of the ETIAS scheme. ETIAS is a pre-authorisation system for travellers planning trips to certain European countries — but not Ireland. It is expected to launch at some point in 2025.

If in any doubt, please contact the Irish embassy or consulate in your home country before embarkation for travel.

If you're NOT a citizen of the USA, Canada, Australia or Aotearoa/New Zealand, a visa may be required when visiting Ireland and/or Northern Ireland.

Once again, ETIAS pre-authorisation is not required to visit Ireland for a vacation. It only appies to the Schengen countries. Learn more about the ETIAS scheme.

Is your passport in date? Make sure you read about passport validity requirements

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