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Countries that need a visa for Ireland

You need an Irish travel 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.

An travel 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

Georgia

Iran

Iraq

Lebanon

Moldova

Nigeria

Somalia

Sri Lanka

Ukraine

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 from Ethiopia on your way to the United States or Canada.

Changes to countries that need a visa

 
 

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Updated: 15 June 2021

Page history

15 June 2021

The following countries were removed from the Visa required list: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Guyana, Paraguary, South Africa, and Uruguay.

The following countries were removed from the Transit Visa required list: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguary, Peru, South Africa, Suriname, and Uruguay.

27 January 2021

The following countries were added to the Visa required list: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Guyana, Paraguary, South Africa, and Uruguay.

The following countries were added to the Transit Visa required list: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguary, Peru, South Africa, Suriname, and Uruguay.

14 May 2019

Changed Macedonia (FYROM) to North Macedonia.

31 January 2018

Text amended: 'Nationals of United Arab Emirates no longer need a visa'

9 June 2017

Text added: 'Nationals of Georgia and Ukraine must apply for a transit visa to travel via Ireland'

26 January 2017

Page re-published.