- Reviewed: 19 March 2020, 14:15 NZDT
- Still current at: 19 September 2020
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There have been confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Ireland.
Local authorities in countries and territories with confirmed cases of COVID-19 may impose containment measures including travel restrictions and quarantine requirements to prevent the spread of the virus.
Such measures may be imposed at short notice and specific details may change rapidly, including where and to whom they apply to and for how long. All travellers should stay informed of measures being taken by authorities in the areas they are travelling to. We recommend that all travellers consult the official website or the nearest embassy or consulate of your country or territory of destination to find out about any border controls and other measures that may apply to you.
For information on countries and territories which have COVID-19 related border restrictions affecting foreign nationals, including travellers in transit, please check the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website before you travel. IATA provides a comprehensive list of all countries and territories that have imposed COVID-19 related border restrictions and is being continually updated.
As part of its response to managing the COVID-19 outbreak, the New Zealand Government has some temporary travel restrictions in place in New Zealand. Please refer to the New Zealand Ministry of Health website for up to date information.
New Zealanders in Ireland are advised to keep themselves informed of potential risks to safety and security by monitoring the media and other local information sources. We recommend following any instructions issued by the local authorities and exercising vigilance in public places.
Petty crime such as bag snatching, passport theft and pickpocketing occurs in Ireland in particular in larger cities such as Dublin and on public transport. Car theft and break-ins occur, particularly with rental cars which are targeted in tourist areas in Dublin and surrounding areas. We advise New Zealanders to be alert to their surroundings at all times and take steps to safeguard and secure their personal belongings.
While violent crime towards foreigners is not common, foreigners may be the targets of pickpocketing or robbery. Avoid secluded parks and unlit areas in inner city locations after dark.
The Irish Tourist Assistance Service (ITAS) offers free support and practical help to victims of crime.
Demonstrations occur occasionally in Ireland and may disrupt local public services and transport. New Zealanders in Ireland are advised to avoid all demonstrations, protests and large public gatherings as even those intended as peaceful have the potential to turn violent with little warning.
General travel advice
New Zealanders travelling or living in Ireland should have comprehensive medical and travel insurance policies in place that include provision for medical evacuation by air.
New Zealanders travelling or living in Ireland are encouraged to register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The New Zealand Embassy Dublin, Ireland
Street Address Level 3, 2-4 Merrion Row, Dublin D02 YN56 Postal Address Level 3, 2-4 Merrion Row, Dublin D02 YN56 Telephone +353 (0)1 5677680 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site www.mfat.govt.nz Hours By appointment
See our regional advice for Europe