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Last verified: Saturday, 23. January 2021 at 08:36 AM

Ireland Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon It is not safe to travel Ireland

Local Situation: 4.6 / 5

It is not safe to travel Ireland. We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 4.5 / 5

Ireland shares a land border with United Kingdom. For these two countries, the Advisory Index is 4.5.

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Ireland

There are currently 172,726 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Ireland. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 2,608 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Ireland.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Ireland

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Ireland.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Ireland from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 4.6 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Reconsider travel to Ireland due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Ireland due to COVID-19. Limited transportation options are ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/ireland-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/ireland

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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From 16 January 2021, you must show a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Some exemptions exist, including for travellers from Northern Ireland, children under six and transit passengers. If you travel from Great Britain or South Africa, you must isolate for 14 days on arrival, even if you take a second COVID-19 test after arrival. ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/ireland

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Undvik alla resor -

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/IE

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Vi fraråder alle rejser til hele Irland for at minimere risikoen for smittespredning med nye COVID-19 varianter. Vi fraråder dermed også erhvervsrejser, men med visse undtagelser. Information om lokale restriktioner, karantæne- og testkrav kan findes hos den danske ambassade i Dublin. Hvis du kommer hjem til Danmark fra en rejse, opfordres du til at tage ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/irland/

Individual rating changes for Ireland

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Ireland. Most recent events first.

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for Ireland changed from 3.2 to 3.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Ireland to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from June 5th 2020

The total rating for Ireland changed from 3.5 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Ireland with a rating of 2.0.

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Ireland changed from 3.3 to 3.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Ireland with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Ireland changed from 3.0 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Ireland to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for Ireland changed from 2.0 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Ireland with a rating of 4.0.

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Ireland to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 9th 2020

The total rating for Ireland changed from 1.5 to 2.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Ireland to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Ireland changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Ireland with a rating of 1.0.

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The Danish government issued a new warning for Ireland with a rating of 2.0.

About Ireland

Ireland with its capital Dublin is a country in Europe (Northern Europe), slightly larger than West Virginia (70,280 km²). The country is located Western Europe, occupying five-sixths of the island of Ireland in the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Great Britain. The climate can be described as temperate maritime; modified by North Atlantic Current; mild winters, cool summers; consistently humid; overcast about half the time. The landscape is mostly level to rolling interior plain surrounded by rugged hills and low mountains; sea cliffs on west coast. With a population of about 4.16 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Dublin
Population about 4.16 million
Size 70.280 km²
Size comparable to slightly larger than West Virginia
Common languages English, Irish
Currency Euro (short: EUR)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800/3G
International phone prefix +353
Internet Top Level Domain .ie
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 IE
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 IRL
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 372

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Ireland is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • especially of lakes
  • from agricultural runoff
  • water pollution

Natural hazzards

  • rare extreme weather events

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Ireland. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. beverages
  2. brewing
  3. chemicals
  4. computer hardware
  5. food products
  6. medical devices
  7. pharmaceuticals
  8. software

Agriculture products

  1. barley
  2. beef
  3. dairy products
  4. potatoes
  5. wheat

Irish Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Ireland.

Export products

  1. animal products
  2. chemicals
  3. computers
  4. equipment
  5. foodstuffs
  6. machinery
  7. medical devices
  8. pharmaceuticals

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. clothing
  3. data processing equipment
  4. equipment
  5. other machinery
  6. petroleum
  7. petroleum products
  8. textiles

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Ireland?

Ireland is currently rated at 4,6 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 5 official sources. It is not safe to travel Ireland.

Is it safe to travel Ireland in 2021?

With these high scores (4,6) you should avoid all kind of travel to Ireland and maybe pick another location. This is not a place for holidays.

How many travel advisories do you know for Ireland?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 5 individual sources for Ireland.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Ireland?

There are currently 172,726 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Ireland. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 2,608 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Ireland.

What is the size of Ireland?

Ireland has a size of 70,280 km² or 27,135 mi² which is slightly larger than West Virginia.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.