Countries that need a visa for Ireland

You need an Irish visa if you plan to travel to Ireland using a passport or travel document issued by a country listed below. This list may change from time to time.

A visa allows you to travel to Ireland. It does not guarantee that you will be allowed into the country.

Countries that need a transit visa

You must apply for a transit visa if you hold a passport or travel document issued by a country listed below and you plan to travel through an Irish airport on your way to another destination.

Afghanistan

Albania

Cuba

Democratic Republic of Congo

Eritrea

Ethiopia (see below for exemption for travel to USA and Canada)

Ghana

Iran

Iraq

Lebanon

Moldova

Nigeria

Somalia

Sri Lanka

Zimbabwe

Ethiopia: You do not need an Irish transit visa if you hold a passport or travel document issued by Ethiopia and you hold a current and valid entry visa for the USA or Canada and you intend to transit via Ireland on your way to the United States or Canada.

Changes to countries that need a visa

The Minister for Justice and Equality may change the status of a country as regards visa requirements for travel to Ireland.

Changes are made via Statutory Instrument and published in the official state journal Iris Oifigiúil.

Recent changes

 
 

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Updated: 26 January 2017

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