Many countries require Irish Citizens to have a visa before they can enter that country on holiday or to work. Please check with Fahy Travel about visas for your destination or the Embassy or Consulate of the Country you intend to visit. Please allow plenty of time to apply for your visa if required. For information about appropriate visas, please visit the Visa First website.
Please note: Everyone (including children & infants) travelling/transiting the U.S. must have a machine readable passport and are required to obtain travel authorization 72 hours in Advance of Travel. For more information visit the U.S Border Control website.
Starting March 15, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa.
It costs $7 CAD to get an eTA and it will be valid for up to five years or until the passport expires. For more information visit the Canadian Border Control Website
Sri Lanka Visa
Irish Passport Holders must now apply for a visa prior to arriving in Sri Lanka. It will be valid for 30 days and your passport must be valid for 6 months after return date. For more information and to apply for your visa please visit the Sri Lanka ETA system
Turkish Holiday Visa As from 10 April 2014, it will no longer be possible for passengers to buy/obtain a visa upon arrival at entry points in Turkey. Instead, passengers should obtain an e-visa (on-line) in advance of their travel.
The citizens of the following EU countries (on condition that they hold an ordinary passport) are required to obtain an e-visa, irrespective of the length of their stay: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, “Greek Cypriot Administration” (quote from the Turkish authorities), Ireland, Netherlands, Spain, UK.
An e-visa is also required by citizens of the following countries, if their stay in Turkey is longer than 3 months: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary (30 days), Italy, Latvia (30 days), Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden (conditions may apply).
This means that the new e-visa requirement will be critical for passport holders from Austria, Belgium, Croatia, “Greek Cypriot Administration” (quoted), Ireland, Netherlands, Spain and UK, as they need in all cases a visa, but can no longer buy it at the border as from April. The e-visa can be obtained online from the following link: www.evisa.gov
More information is available on the website of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.