The Irish government announced it has resumed processing short-stay visa applications.

Key Points:

  • As of Sept. 13, foreign nationals may apply for short-stay visas.
  • Travelers arriving into Ireland must continue to comply fully with all public health measures.
  • More information and application instructions for short-stay visas can be found here.

Additional Information: The announcement marks the first time since March of 2020 that short-stay visas have been processed. Short-stay visas can be used for up to 90 days for business travel, tourism purposes and training.

Individuals traveling from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who do not have a DCC or proof of vaccination or recovery will be subject to a mandatory quarantine and further testing. Individuals from high-risk countries may have to quarantine in a designated hotel.

BAL Analysis: Travelers from countries that require a visa to enter the country will benefit from the processing resumption. BAL will continue to monitor these developments and will provide more information as it becomes available.

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