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US Embassy News - Ireland May '22

May 20 – Tested Positive for Covid19

Self Isolating

Ireland no longer provides official accommodations for people to self-isolate.  If you currently have accommodations, it is suggested that you extend your stay with your current accommodations.  If you must to book new accommodations, please be mindful of contactless booking, use face masks, sanitize, and socially distance.  


May 20 – Covid19 Information

Effective December 6, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one calendar day of travel.  Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.  Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Country-Specific Information

•          Ireland has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.

•          To see recent U.S. Embassy Dublin Health alerts, please go here.

•          For information on public health measures in place in Ireland, visit their dedicated webpage .


March 23 - Travel to the United States on expired U.S. Passports

Location: Ireland                  

                                                                                                                                   Subject: If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until June 30, 2022.       

                                                                                                                                 You qualify to travel on your expired passport if all the following are true: 


•          You are a U.S. citizen.

•          You are currently abroad seeking direct return to the United States.

•          You are flying directly to the United States, a United States territory, or have only short-term transit (“connecting flights”) through a foreign country on your direct return to the United States or to a United States Territory.

•          Your expired passport was originally valid for 10 years.  Or, if you were 15 years of age or younger when the passport was issued, your expired passport was valid for five years.

•          Your expired passport is undamaged.

•          Your expired passport is unaltered.

•          Your expired passport is in your possession.