Ireland: Resumption of Short-Term Visa Waiver Programme

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points  

  • Resumption of Short Term Visa Waiver Programme  
  • Additional seven countries added to the Programme 


On Oct. 31, 2021, the government of Ireland confirmed the Short Stay Visa Waiver Programme resumed operation. Under this program, foreign nationals from select countries who are visiting the United Kingdom on a short stay visa are also eligible to travel to Ireland without the requirement of an Irish entry visa. The number of countries covered under the program also increased to 24. For a full list of countries covered under the program click here and for additional information concerning the Short Stay Visa Waiver Programme click here. 

What are the Changes? 

The Short Term Visa Waiver Programme resumed operation on Oct. 31, 2021. An additional seven countries were added to the list of approved countries. These countries include Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, the Republic of North Macedonia, Kosovo, Colombia and Peru.   

Looking Ahead 

Continue to check the Irish government website and Envoy’s website for additional updates and information.  

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