Travelling abroad on holidays

Travelling abroad from Ireland / Holidays

If you are leaving and returning to Ireland during your course (e.g. you are going on holidays / returning home for a short stay) you must clearly understand the testing, vaccination, and quarantine requirements for entering the new country.

All advice and rules for international travel from the Irish Government can be found on It is each student’s personal responsibility to comply with the current travel requirements for Ireland.

Before you travel outside of Ireland 

If you are on a Long Stay Programme, you may have holiday weeks as part of your course e.g. Study Abroad Year- 25 weeks tuition + 8 weeks holidays.

In this case, you will need to submit your Holiday Request by email, which must be done two week's in advance of travelling. The purpose is to notify the school of your intention to travel, get holiday approval  & to provide your  flight information details

Before returning to school after holidays you must re-submit the Covid-19 Self-Declaration Form.

Government Travel Advice

For updates on travel restrictions and international travel please see General COVID-19 Travel Advisory - Department of Foreign Affairs (