Travel Information

Getting to EDSI From the US is Easy

Covid and Travel to Ireland
As of January 2022, Passengers traveling to Ireland with an accepted proof of vaccination, or proof of recovery from COVID-19 in the prior 6 months do not have to show an additional pre-departure COVID-19 test result. Passengers without proof of vaccination, or proof of recovery from COVID-19 in the prior 6 months, must show evidence of a negative (‘not detected’) PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to arriving in Ireland.

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COVID-19 Testing on Departure
For those requiring a Covid test prior to departing Ireland there are two private companies, RocDoc Health Check and Randox that are providing RT-PCR COVID-19 testing and rapid/antigen testing at Dublin Airport. Both companies are government approved and provide Digital COVID Certificates with Express PCR (results in 1 – 3 hours) and Antigen (results in 1 hour) testing available. Dublin Airport is located approximately 7.5km from the conference venue (St Patrick’s Campus, DCU) and is readily accessible using public transport.

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Visa Information

The latest visa requirements for entering Ireland.

Note that whether you need a visa to enter Ireland depends on your citizenship.

If you’re a citizen of a European Economic Area (EEA) member state (countries of the European Union, together with Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein) and many other countries including Great Britain, the USA, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, you don’t need a visa to visit the Republic or Northern Ireland. South African visitors can visit the Republic of Ireland without a visa, but need a UK visa in order to enter Northern Ireland.

Visa Requirements

US Preclearance Facility

The US Preclearance (USCBP) facility at Terminal 2 in Dublin Airport is a purpose built facility that allows US bound passengers to undertake all US immigration, customs and agriculture inspections at Dublin Airport prior to departure.

Dublin Airport is one of only a few airports outside North America that offers a US Preclearance facility. The benefit is that having cleared USCBP, passengers arriving in the US are treated as domestic arrivals, allowing them to avoid immigration queues upon arrival and pick up their bags and go.

In addition, this benefits onward connecting passengers in the US who will have their baggage checked through to their final destination.

US Preclearance

To and from Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport is located approximately 10km north of Dublin City Centre.

There are several transport options for those travelling to Dublin City Centre and beyond. You can travel directly from Dublin Airport to central locations such as O’Connell Street or connect to the rest of Ireland, by reaching Connolly and Heuston train stations, as well as Ireland’s central bus station, Bus Áras.

Dublin Airport