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Ireland travel advice
Explore our complete guide to Ireland with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Ireland.
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Ireland travel guide - essential info
Below is a beginner's guide to Ireland with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.
|Ireland - quick facts
|1 to 1.5 hours
|UK +0 hours
|G plug (230V)
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Ireland tourist information
✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.
Recommended for Ireland
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|Hours of sunshine (daily)
|Days with some rainfall
|Sea temperature °C
The Ireland weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Dublin.
Ireland travel advice
Check the latest travel advice on visiting Ireland from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.
- UK traveller advice for Ireland - UK FCDO
- Canadian travel advice for Ireland - Government of Canada
- US travel advisories for Ireland - US Department of State
- Safe travel advisories for Ireland - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, New Zealand
- Smarter traveller advice for Ireland - Department of Foreign Affairs, Australia
Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Ireland.
Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
FCDO travel advice
Ireland travel health
Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Ireland with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.
- Vaccines & medicines for Ireland - CDC
- Health & vaccinations for Ireland - TravelHealthPro, NaTHNac
- How to stay safe & healthy in Ireland - Fit for Travel, Public Health Scotland
Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Ireland, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.
Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Ireland covid live updates
Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Ireland with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.
- Travellers' health for Ireland - Department of Health, Republic of Ireland
- Coronavirus timeline in Ireland - Our World in Data
- Latest info on travel to Ireland - Irish Citizens Information Board
Ireland travel features
Do you want to learn more about Ireland? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in Ireland.
Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Ireland including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.
Are there entry restrictions to Ireland due to Covid-19?
Ireland is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Ireland.
Check out Department of Health, Republic of Ireland for more information.
Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Ireland?
You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Ireland. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.
What is the flight time to Ireland from the UK?
The flight time to Ireland from the UK is typically 1 to 1.5 hours.
Flights to Ireland
What is the time difference between Ireland and the UK?
The time difference between Ireland and the UK is UK time+0 hours.
What is the main language spoken in Ireland?
What is the currency in Ireland?
Which plugs are used in Ireland?
Ireland uses electrical plug type G (230 Volts) - the same as the UK.
Which side of the road do they drive on in Ireland?
They drive on the left side of the road in Ireland.
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