Category: Ireland

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

US ESTA Expanded To Land Travel

The United States government has announced that the US ESTA will be mandatory for citizens of 40 Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries entering the United States by land. This new policy will be introduced on May 2, 2022. From this date, visa-free travellers to the US will still be able to enter the country by…
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Post-Brexit: Non-Irish EU Citizens Soon to Be Subject to Travel Authorisation Requirement to Enter UK

The UK government has voted to introduce a requirement for a visa waiver which non-Irish EU citizens need to cross the UK border as part of the new British immigration laws. The proposal is part of the Nationality and Borders Bill and was supported by the majority of MPs.  Under the new measure, non-Irish EU…
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UK Visa Priority Services Suspended

Amid the ongoing Ukraine crisis, UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) has taken the decision without prior notice to suspend priority and super-priority visa processing services for all applications being made from outside the UK.  Not only have the priority services been suspended, but the UKVI update says that “applications for study, work and family visas…
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Ireland Lifts All COVID-Related Entry Requirements

Ireland is joining a growing list of European countries that are removing all entry requirements for travellers. The Irish authorities have eradicated all pandemic-related travel restrictions and entry requirements from 7 March. The Irish government has confirmed that, regardless of the traveller’s country of origin, international visitors can come without any COVID-19 restrictions. That means…
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Iceland Lifts All COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

According to a government news release, Iceland is set to lift all remaining COVID-19 restrictions from 25 February, including pandemic-related border policies.  From today, 25 February, international travellers will be able to visit Iceland without needing to fulfil vaccination, testing or quarantine requirements. Iceland joins a growing number of European countries that have recently lifted…
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