Visa-Free Countries for Irish Passport Holders in 2022

Visa-free Countries for Irish Passport Holders in 2022

Irish passport holders have visa-free entry to more than 100 countries. It means that you can travel to a foreign state without the need for a visa. If you hold an Irish passport you can freely travel to 109 countries. With your Irish passport, you can either enter a state with just your passport or simply with a visa on arrival or an electronic visa which are also very convenient. Read more if you want to know which countries are visa-free and for which some type of eVisa or eTA authorization is required in 2022.

Map and chart showing the percentage distribution of visa requirements for Irish citizens
TYPE OF ACCESSNUMBER OF COUNTRIES
Visa-Free Countries109 (55%)
Visa-on-arrival Countries39 (20%)
eVisa Countries31 (16%)
eTA Countries7 (3,5%)
Visa Countries27 (14%)

How many countries are visa-free for Irish passport holders?

The exact number of visa-free countries for Irish citizens is 109

In addition, Irish citizens can freely travel to the UK, Bailiwick of Jersey, Bailiwick of Guernsey, and the Isle of Man without even the need for a passport. Under the Common Travel Area, you will just need a valid ID. 

Map of countries Irish citizens can travel to visa-free

What countries can Irish citizens go to without a visa?

With more than 50%of the world being visa-free for Irish passport holders, below you can find the list of all visa-free countries, in alphabetical order. Next to each state in round brackets, you have the information on how long you can stay in the said place without a visa.

Albania (90 days)Liechtenstein
AndorraLithuania
Antigua and Barbuda (180 days)Luxembourg
Argentina (90 days)Malaysia (90 days)
Armenia (180 days)Malta
AustriaMarshall Islands (90 days)
Bahamas (90 days)Mauritius (90 days)
Barbados (180 days)Mexico (180 days)
Belarus (30 days)Micronesia (30 days)
BelgiumMoldova (90 days)
BelizeMonaco
Bolivia (90 days)Montenegro (90 days)
Bosnia and Herzegovina (90 days)Morocco (90 days)
Botswana (90 days)Namibia (90 days)
Brazil (90 days)Netherlands
Brunei (90 days)Nicaragua (90 days)
BulgariaNorth Macedonia (90 days)
Cape Verde (30 days)Norway
Chile (90 days)Palestinian Territories
Colombia (90 days)Panama (90 days)
Costa Rica (90 days)Paraguay (90 days)
CroatiaPeru (180 days)
CyprusPhilippines (30 days)
Czech RepublicPoland
DenmarkPortugal
Dominica (180 days)Qatar (30 days)
Dominican RepublicRomania
Ecuador (90 days)Saint Kitts and Nevis (90 days)
El Salvador (90 days)Saint Lucia (42 days)
EstoniaSan Marino
Eswatini (30 days)Sao Tome and Principe (15 days)
Fiji (120 days)Senegal (90 days)
FinlandSerbia (90 days)
FranceSingapore (90 days)
Gambia (90 days)Slovakia
Georgia (360 days)Slovenia
GermanySouth Africa (90 days)
GreeceSpain
Grenada (90 days)St. Vincent and the Grenadines (30 days)
Guatemala (90 days)Sweden
Guyana (90 days)Switzerland
Haiti (90 days)Taiwan (90 days)
Honduras (90 days)Thailand (30 days)
Hong Kong (90 days)Trinidad and Tobago
HungaryTunisia (90 days)
IcelandTurkey (90 days)
Israel (90 days)Ukraine (90 days)
ItalyUnited Kingdom
Jamaica (90 days)Uruguay (90 days)
Kazakhstan (30 days)Uzbekistan (30 days)
Kiribati (120 days)Vanuatu (30 days)
Kosovo (90 days)Vatican City
Kyrgyzstan (60 days)Venezuela (90 days)
LatviaZambia (90 days)
Lesotho (90 days)

How many countries can Irish citizens visit with a visa on arrival?

Irish citizens can enter 39 countries with a visa on arrival.

These countries allow Irish citizens to apply for a visa once they reach their destination. This type of document is called a visa on arrival and can be obtained at the airport, seaport, or land borders of our destination country. With this method, you don’t need to prepare anything beforehand, as the visa is obtained in person. Moreover, the process is quite fast, varying from 10 to 30 minutes. After the visa on arrival is conceded, travelers can continue their journey within the time period limitation that the document allows for.

Map of countries Irish citizens can visit with a visa on arrival

What countries can Irish citizens go to with a visa on arrival?

This is the list of countries that Irish citizens can travel to with a visa on arrival. Again, in round brackets, you have the number of days that this document is valid for.

AngolaNepal (90 days)
Bahrain (30 days)Nigeria
Bangladesh (30 days)Oman (14 days)
Burkina Faso (30 days)Palau (30 days)
Burundi (30 days)Papua New Guinea (60 days)
Comoros (45 days)Rwanda (30 days)
Egypt(30 days)Samoa (60 days)
EthiopiaSaudi Arabia (90 days)
Gabon (90 days)Sierra Leone (30 days)
Guinea-Bissau (90 days)Solomon Islands (90 days)
Indonesia (30 days)Somalia (30 days)
Iraq (60 days)Tajikistan (45 days)
JordanTanzania
Laos (30 days)Timor-Leste (90 days)
Lebanon (30 days)Togo (7 days)
Madagascar (90 days)Tonga (31 days)
Malawi (30 days)Tuvalu (30 days)
Maldives (30 days)United Arab Emiratesfree (30 days)
MauritaniaZimbabwe (90 days)
Mozambique (30 days)

How many countries can Irish citizens visit with an eVisa?

Irish passport holders can travel to 31 countries with an eVisa.

The electronic visa or eVisa is an online document that grants travel authorization. The main difference between the eVisa and the regular visa is that the electronic visa’s process is completed online and is done before going on a journey. With an eVisa, forget about bringing documents, as the process is done previously in the comfort of your home. The whole process is also very quick and advantageous.

Map of countries Irish citizens can visit with an eVisa

Which countries require Irish citizens to apply for an eVisa?

This is the list of countries that require Irish citizens to apply for an electronic visa before entering their territory.

Azerbaijan (30 days)Madagascar (90 days)
Bahrain (30 days)Malawi (30 days)
BeninMongolia (30 days)
Cambodia (30 days)Myanmar [Burma]
Congo (Dem. Rep.) (90 days)Oman (14 days)
DjiboutiPakistan
Egypt (30 days)Papua New Guinea (60 days)
EthiopiaRwanda (30 days)
Gabon (90 days)Saudi Arabia (90 days)
Guinea (90 days)South Sudan
Guinea-Bissau (90 days)Suriname
India (30 days)Tajikistan (45 days)
Iran (30 days)Tanzania
Kenya (90 days)Uganda
Kuwait (90 days)Viet Nam (30 days)
Laos (30 days)

How many countries require Irish citizens to have a visa to visit?

27 countries require Irish citizens to have a visa. 

There are still some parts of the world to which Irish citizens will need to get a visa to travel. Before visiting, make sure all necessary documentation is in order. Always consult the country’s official government website. 

Map of countries Irish citizens are required to have a visa or eTA to visit

What countries require Irish citizens to get a visa?

Most of the countries that require Irish citizens to get a visa are located in Africa and Asia. There are some states that are currently in a COVID-19 ban, so make sure to check the information in the brackets.

AfghanistanLibya
AlgeriaMacao
BeninMali
BhutanMyanmar [Burma]
CameroonNauru
Central African RepublicNiger
ChadNorth Korea
ChinaPakistan
CongoRussian Federation
Equatorial GuineaSudan
EritreaSyria
GhanaTurkmenistan
JapanYemen
Liberia

Irish citizens can travel to 7 countries with eTA authorization

The Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is an authorization document that allows Irish citizens to enter a country where they don’t need a visa. As eTA is not a visa, the application process is very simple and the document is valid for a few years. The eTA is also automatically connected to the passenger’s passport.

There are 7 countries that grant this type of entry for Irish passport holders:

Australia (90 days)South Korea (90 days)
Canada (180 days)Sri Lanka (30 days)
Ivory Coast (90 days)United States of America (90 days)
New Zealand (180 days)

Main points on visa-free countries for Irish citizens 

The Irish passport gives you a lot of mobility around the world. It allows you to travel to many different places, with a world reach of 86%. In 2022, Irish passport holders can easily travel to 109 countries without a visa, to 39 with a visa on arrival, 31 with an electronic visa (eVisa) and only 27 states require Irish citizens to obtain a visa, with 7 granting entry with the eTA system. To sum up, Irish passport holders can visit 55% of the world with just their passport.

FAQ

How many countries can Irish people visit without a visa?

Irish passport holders can travel to 109 countries without the need for a visa. And they can travel to another 77 countries with other types of visas different from the regular one.

Can Irish people get a visa after coming to the country?

Yes, this type of visa is called visa-on-arrival, and Irish citizens can obtain it in 39 countries.

Can Irish people get a visa online?

Yes, this type of visa is called eVisa or electronic visa and Irish passport holders can obtain it in 31 countries. The other online option is an eTA or electronic travel authorization, which is not a visa but a document that allows you to enter a country where a visa is not needed.

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