Travel Tips

Travel Visas

Do you travel? Maybe not much if you think a Visa is just a plastic card you used to fund your adventure. So, what is a Visa? Well for some, it is a tiny piece of plastic with a credit limit, or maybe no credit limit, that can buy you anything you’ve ever wanted. For others, it is an entryway into a country. Some countries require Visas and Passports to enter while others just require a Passport.

Here recently, I ran across an article in Conde Nast Traveler magazine called When You Need a Travel Visa and When You Don’t. Pure genius. I have never traveled anywhere where a Visa is required, but have had a few friends have to get them when traveling abroad.

It occurred to me that somewhere on our upcoming trip to Ireland may require a Visa. Where do you go to even find out this information? Well, there is this handy dandy website called the Department of State and they have a section on U.S. Passports, Visas and International Travel. You can click here to access the website.

Here is what it brought up for Ireland along with many other options and tidbits to click on and read about that I did not expand on.

image of Ireland's flag

Ireland

Official Name: Ireland

Last Updated: April 3, 2014

Quick Facts

  • PASSPORT VALIDITY:

    Must be valid at point of entry

  • BLANK PASSPORT PAGES:

    One page required for entry stamp

  • TOURIST VISA REQUIRED:

    No

  • VACCINATIONS:

    None

  • CURRENCY RESTRICTIONS FOR ENTRY:

    Travelers entering or leaving the European Union must declare currency amounts over the value of 10,000 euro (or equivalent) to Irish Customs and Excise.

  • CURRENCY RESTRICTIONS FOR EXIT:

    Travelers entering or leaving the European Union must declare currency amounts over the value of 10,000 euro (or equivalent) to Irish Customs and Excise.

   The website also lists any Travel Alerts and Warnings that there may be.
Anywho, just a little bit of information for y’all on Visas. I found it to be an interesting article and one that I will keep archived for future reference. It doesn’t look like I’m going to be needing one for a while unless this trip to Australia gets to happen next year. Fingers crossed.
Happy blogging!

 

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