Pre-Departure and Arrival 2021-22

Welcome to TU Dublin

This is an exciting time as you prepare to travel to Dublin and we look forward to welcoming you.

The safety of students and staff is our key priority, so we are asking our new and returning international students to work with us to ensure we follow Irish public health guidelines to keep our campuses safe.

We hope this information is useful as you prepare to join TU Dublin.

We encourage all new and returning students to obtain a vaccine (approved by the Irish government) prior to travel, if possible. Although it is not mandatory to have a vaccine, being vaccinated will make travelling and day-to-day living during the pandemic easier.

All new and returning students are required to follow Irish government regulations when travelling to and living in Ireland.

Where at all possible, please plan your journey so you avoid travelling through a designated state.

For reliable information please look at the following websites:

 

As soon as you have booked your flights – and definitely no later than 7 days before your departure – you must complete this Student Arrival Form. This form will confirm your personal details, arrival date and time, airline, flight number accommodation and airport transport requirements.

You are also required by law to complete the Irish Government COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form before you arrive. When you have completed the form, you will receive a receipt by email (please remember to check your junk mail/spam folder). You will have to show this receipt before you board your final flight to Dublin.  

Book your accommodation in advance of departure as you will be required to use this address on both the Passenger Locator Form and on the Student Arrival Form. For assistance please contact studentaccommodation@tudublin.ie. If you have not finalized your accommodation yet, you can book into a student hub at the following locations for up to two weeks after you arrive:

  • Uninest (Ardcairn House) only for the last two weeks in August
  • Highfield Park offering ensuite rooms at €239 a week, for one or two weeks from September
  • Maldron Hotel at €80 for bed only, €85 for bed and breakfast or €115 for bed and three meals per day

 

 

Travelling within the EU/EEA

Travelling from outside EU/EEA

I have an EU Digital COVID Certificate

I do not have an EU Digital COVID Certificate

I am travelling from a designated or emergency brake state

I am NOT travelling from a designated or emergency brake state

I am vaccinated

I am not vaccinated

I am vaccinated

I am not vaccinated

Before I leave

Complete Passenger Locator Form

Obtain PCR test < 72 hours before arrive and complete Passenger Locator Form

Obtain PCR test < 72 hours before arrive and complete Passenger Locator Form

Obtain PCR test < 72 hours before arrive and complete Passenger Locator Form

Book mandatory hotel quarantine

Complete Passenger Locator Form

Obtain PCR test < 72 hours before arrive and complete Passenger Locator Form

When I arrive

Show your EU Digital COVID Certificate and Passenger Locator

Show your Negative PCR Certificate and Passenger Locator

Show proof of vaccination and Passenger Locator

Show your Negative PCR Certificate and Passenger Locator

Show proof of vaccination and Passenger Locator

Show your Negative PCR Certificate and Passenger Locator

After I arrive

Follow Public Health Guidelines

Follow Public Health Guidelines

Self-quarantine and book a PCR test for 5 days after arrival

You will be directed to mandatory hotel quarantine

Follow Public Health Guidelines

Self-quarantine and book a PCR test for 5 days after arrival

 

What 'fully vaccinated' means

A full course of any one of the following vaccines

Regarded as fully vaccinated after

2 doses of Pfizer-BioNtech Vaccine: BNT162b2 (Comirnaty®)

7 days

2 doses of Moderna Vaccine: CX-024414 (Moderna®)

14 days

2 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine: ChAdOx1-SARS-COV-2 (Vaxzevria® or Covishield)

15 days

1 dose of Johnson & Johnson/Janssen Vaccine: Ad26.COV2-S [recombinant] (Janssen®)

14 days


We want you to arrive safely to Dublin, so while travelling to Dublin remember to:

  • Maintain social distancing as much as possible, especially when moving through airports.
  • Avoid direct contact with people.
  • Wash or sanitise your hands frequently.
  • Wear a face-covering/mask at all times in Airports, and during your flight,
  • You are advised to carry several disposable masks for your journey and don’t forget to dispose of  your used masks appropriately.

If you feel unwell while travelling inform your Airline/Airline Crew immediately.

 

From August 1st onwards, a national Greet & Transfer service for international students will be running at Dublin Airport.

In the arrivals areas of both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, there will be a Greet & Transfer desk. Look out for the sign saying ‘International Higher Education Greet & Transfer Service’. Here is the logo to look out for:

WIS Irish HE Transport Service

If you have completed the Student Arrival Form, the Greet & Transfer Service Team will have your details and will assist you with transport to your accommodation. This is a free service and you are not required to make any payment for transport from the airport.

If you do not complete the Student Arrival Form, the Greet & Transfer Service Team will not have your details and you will need to arrange and pay for your own travel arrangements!

Important documents

Ireland’s border control team at the airport are very friendly and helpful. But they do need to check certain documents. When you land at Dublin Airport, please make their lives easy by having the following documents ready in your hand luggage:

  • Passport (with your valid entry visa if you require one)
  • Letter of Offer or Certificate of Attendance
  • Evidence of Guardianship Letter (if you are under 18 years)
  • Accommodation details (confirmation of booking or address you will be staying at when you arrive)
  • Written confirmation of your COVID-19 test results (if required)
  • Written or digital confirmation of COVID-19 vaccination (please check that your vaccination is recognised in Ireland).

 

Orientation week for international students is scheduled to take place from September 13th to 17th.

Details for registering with the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Services (INIS) for September 2021 will be published here shortly.

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