Your health and safety is our priority. International students living in Ireland whose health has been adversely affected by COVID-19 can access the healthcare services at no cost.
How Ireland is minimising the spread of COVID-19
Throughout this crisis, Ireland has taken a measured, consistent and evidence-led approach to the challenge involved. Ireland has followed a graduated approach based on the best available international and local advice. The lead has been taken by scientific experts, with full Government support. To know more about Ireland's national vaccination programme, click here.
Protect yourself by following practical, evidence-led health advice
Living in Ireland you will be aware of the many steps the Government of Ireland are taking to protect people. It is important to follow Government guidelines to protect yourself and others. Evidence-led, factual information from trusted, reliable sources will help you during this time. Click here for daily updates and information.
COVID-19 testing in Ireland
Ireland is adopting the World Health Organisation (WHO) case definition for COVID-19, which requires two signs – fever and a respiratory symptom such as a cough or breathlessness. If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, you will need to self-isolate and phone your GP. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. The GP will assess you over the phone. If they think you need to be tested for COVID-19, they will arrange a test. Click here to find out more about testing.
Access to health services if you become unwell due to COVID-19
We hope you stay well and healthy. However, if your health is adversely affected by COVID-19, you can access the healthcare services in Ireland where you will receive the treatment you need at no cost. If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, you will need to self-isolate and phone your GP who will assess you over the phone. If they think you need to be tested for COVID-19, they will arrange a test.