Do I need a visa to enter Ireland and Northern Ireland? This is an important question and requires a bit of anticipation so as not to find yourself in an awkward situation…
Whether you need a visa to enter Ireland depends primarily on your nationality. Some countries only require a passport, while others require a visa to travel to Ireland.
To take stock of your situation, we invite you to visit the website of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Ireland. There is a list of countries whose nationals do not need a visa to enter Ireland.
If your country is not on this list, don’t panic: simply contact your local Irish embassy or consulate for visa requirements.
The same applies to travel to Northern Ireland: we advise you to contact your local British embassy/high commission or consular office.
WARNING: this step must be done in advance, even before booking your trip. The process of obtaining a visa can be lengthy.