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.

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
Flight time 1 to 1.5 hours
Time difference UK +0 hours
Language(s) English
Currency Euro
Electricity G plug (230V)
Driving side Left

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✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.

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Ireland weather

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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Ireland travel features

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Ireland FAQs

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.

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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?

The main language spoken in Ireland is English.

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What is the currency in Ireland?

The currency in Ireland is the Euro (EUR).

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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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