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Can I travel to Ireland from India now?
Written by Aiswarya Giridharan on July 27, 2023 Share on

Ireland travel from India: A guide for 2024

Ireland to open for tourists. Yes, you didn’t hear it wrong. ‘Is Ireland open for tourism from India?’ has always been the question for travellers who have Ireland as an option to include in their European itinerary. The answer to this question is now resolved enabling Indians to access the westernmost region of Europe. Ireland is an uncelebrated European destination on its own. Located off the coast of England and Wales, this westernmost island is truly a must include in your European itinerary. 

Often included along with the United Kingdom and France vacation, Ireland is a hidden gem worth exploring. Ireland is a world of its own with beautiful scenery and a stretch of Atlantic coastline. The grassland, culture, traditions and heritage has always limited itself to no boundaries here. Picturesque places blended with a rich European flavour is all you need for a getaway vacation. Cities like Dublin, Cork and Waterford are principally handsome metropolitans one should never miss in Ireland. 

Should you again overlook this island European destination? Never give it a chance and include this island right away to complete your long craved itinerary. Ireland tourism update has announced the resumption of short stay entry visa processing. This is in effect from 13 September, 2021. This Ireland tourism news has already excited all the Europe travel enthusiasts. To know more information about Ireland travel restrictions from India, read through.

Vaccines approved by Irish Government for Ireland Tourism

Ireland opens borders for tourists from India who have been fully vaccinated against the deadly COVID 19 virus. Fully vaccinated is a duration of 14 days after the second dose of your vaccination observed before calling your travel dreams alive. In other words, observe yourself for 14 days after your second dose of vaccination before you plan to travel. Ireland recognises Comirnaty by Pfizer, Moderna by Moderna, Covishield by Serum Institute of India and Janssen by Johnsons & Johnsons. Hence, if you have got yourself shot of Covaxin, you will not be allowed into the country. Ireland has now added India to the list of countries whose fully vaccinated travellers are allowed to travel into the island after the United Kingdom and the United States. 

Also Read: How to get about Ireland

Ireland COVID Restrictions from India

If you are travelling to Ireland from India, make sure you follow all the Ireland COVID restrictions.

  1. If you are travelling to Ireland from India, before the departure you must fill a Passenger locator form. 
  2. The quarantine procedures and RT PCR testing are not applicable to you if you have a valid proof of vaccination. Also, if you have a valid proof of recovery from COVID 19 in the last 6 months, you need not undergo any tests or procedures. 
  3. However, if you do not have a valid proof of vaccination or recovery, you will either have to produce a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of arrival or undergo a 14 day quarantine. 
  4. A proof of vaccination in either Irish or English is required to attend large events. 
  5. The public transports are under full operation. 
  6. Bars and restaurants are operational with restrictions. 
  7. The nightclubs remain closed for safety purposes. 
  8. Use of masks is mandatory in public transports, bars, restaurants, shopping hubs and even in enclosed spaces. 

Ireland Entry Requirements from India

Make sure you carry all the necessary documents before you plan to travel. 

  1. A EU digital Covid certificate – proof of vaccination or recovery. You must be fully vaccinated by Covishield vaccine to be considered as vaccinated. 
  2. If you are not vaccinated, you will need to produce a RT PCR test result taken within 72 hours. 
  3. A passenger locator form is required to be filled by travellers before departure. 

Also Read: Ireland castles

Travel Tips to Ireland from India

  1. Make sure to wear your masks even at enclosed spaces – bars, restaurants and shopping malls. Sanitizers are your shield to protect yourself. 
  2. Mandatorily carry the Ireland entry requirements (a valid proof of vaccination/ negative RT PCR test result taken within 72 hours) to avoid any hassles in the journey.
  3. Make sure you adhere to all Ireland Covid restrictions and follow the rules and regulations put forth by the Irish Government. 
  4. Keep yourself updated with the latest information to know any new changes adopted. 

Ireland possibly is one of the best European destinations you could ever add to your itinerary if you had been craving to unwrap nature the best way possible. Pickyourtrail offers highly curated Ireland tour packages and International tour packages for you to make the most of your holiday. You can also customize your holiday to match your travel perception. 

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