Thanks for the question regarding coming from South Africa at this time.
Things are evolving periodically regarding travel both to and from the island of Ireland as well as on the island of Ireland. While our airports and ferry ports are open, the authorities in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland are currently strongly advising against non-essential overseas travel such as tourism for all international visitors.
As you are traveling from a state designated as high-risk
, in addition to the required completed passenger locator form
and evidence that you have a negative or ‘not detected’ result from a COVID-19 Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test carried out no more than 72 hours before you arrive into Ireland, or have evidence that you are exempt from this legal requirement, you must also pre-book and pre-pay for a place in a designated facility for mandatory hotel quarantine
In addition during this pandemic, there has been a change to the visa requirements for visitors from certain South African countries and South Africa, please take a look at the Irish National Immigration
Service (INIS) website for details.
To keep up-to-date on changes, we would recommend checking our website travel page
as well as the Irish government's GOV.ie page
Our top priority is to keep our visitors and our residents safe and well, while we very much look forward to meeting all of our friends again soon here on the island when the right time comes.
We hope this helps! ☘️