Ireland Passport Visa Free Countries 2024

Ireland is a EU member country since 1 January 1973 but has opted out of the schengen area.  The Irish passport remains 3rd best among world’s powerful passports with visa free access to 193 countries and territories according to Henley passport index. Irish citizens are the only nationality in the world, with the right to live and work in both the European Union and the United Kingdom.

Below are the full list of countries and territories accessible to irish passport holders.

Visa Free Countries

AfghanistanVisa required
AlbaniaVisa not required90 days
AlgeriaVisa required
Visa not required
AngolaVisa not required30 days
Antigua and BarbudaVisa not required3 month
ArgentinaVisa not required90 days
ArmeniaVisa not required180 days
AustraliaeVisitor90 days
Freedom of movement
AzerbaijaneVisa30 days
BahamasVisa not required3 months
BahraineVisa / Visa on arrival3 months
BangladeshVisa on arrival30 days
BarbadosVisa not required6 months
BelarusVisa not required30 days
Freedom of movement
Visa not required
BenineVisa30 days
BoliviaVisa not required90 days
Bosnia and HerzegovinaVisa not required90 days
BotswanaVisa not required90 days
BrazilVisa not required90 days
BruneiVisa not required90 days
Freedom of movement
Burkina FasoeVisa / Visa on arrival1 month
BurundiVisa on arrival1 month
CambodiaeVisa / Visa on arrival30 days
CanadaVisa not required6 months
Cape VerdeVisa not required30 days
Central African RepublicVisa required
ChadVisa required
ChileVisa not required90 days
ChinaVisa required
ColombiaVisa not required90 days
ComorosVisa on arrival45 days
Republic of the CongoVisa required
Democratic Republic of the CongoeVisa7 days
Costa RicaVisa not required90 days
Côte d’IvoireeVisa3 months
Freedom of movement
CubaTourist card required90 days
Freedom of movement
Czech Republic
Freedom of movement
Freedom of movement
DjiboutieVisa90 days
DominicaVisa not required6 months
Dominican Republic
Visa not required
EcuadorVisa not required90 days
EgypteVisa / Visa on arrival30 days
El SalvadorVisa not required3 months
Equatorial GuineaeVisa
EritreaVisa required
Freedom of movement
EswatiniVisa not required30 days
EthiopiaeVisa / Visa on arrivalup to 90 days
FijiVisa not required4 months
Freedom of movement
Freedom of movement
GaboneVisa90 days
GambiaVisa not required90 days
GeorgiaVisa not required1 year
Freedom of movement
GhanaVisa required
Freedom of movement
GrenadaVisa not required3 months
GuatemalaVisa not required90 days
GuineaeVisa90 days
Guinea-BissauVisa on arrival90 days
GuyanaVisa not required3 months
HaitiVisa not required90 days
HondurasVisa not required3 months
Freedom of movement
Freedom of movement
IndiaeVisa30 days
Indonesiae-VOA / Visa on arrival30 days
IraneVisa30 days
IraqVisa on arrival60 days
IsraelVisa not required3 months
Freedom of movement
JamaicaVisa not required90 days
JapanVisa not required90 days
eVisa / Visa on arrival
KazakhstanVisa not required30 days
KenyaElectronic Travel Authorisation90 days
KiribatiVisa not required30 days
North KoreaVisa required
South KoreaElectronic Travel Authorization90 days
KuwaiteVisa / Visa on arrival3 months
KyrgyzstanVisa not required60 days
LaoseVisa / Visa on arrival30 days
Freedom of movement
LebanonFree visa on arrival1 month
LesothoVisa not required90 days
LiberiaVisa required
LibyaVisa required
Freedom of movement
Freedom of movement
Freedom of movement
MadagascarVisa on arrival60 days
MalawieVisa / Visa on arrival90 days
MalaysiaVisa not required3 months
MaldivesFree visa on arrival30 days
MaliVisa required
Freedom of movement
Marshall IslandsVisa not required90 days
MauritaniaVisa on arrival
MauritiusVisa not required90 days
MexicoVisa not required180 days
MicronesiaVisa not required30 days
MoldovaVisa not required90 days
Visa not required
MongoliaVisa not required30 days
MontenegroVisa not required90 days
MoroccoVisa not required90 days
MozambiqueVisa not required30 days
MyanmareVisa28 days
NamibiaVisa not required3 months
NauruVisa required
NepaleVisa / Visa on arrival90 days
Freedom of movement
New ZealandElectronic Travel Authority3 months
NicaraguaVisa not required90 days
NigerVisa required
NigeriaeVisa90 days
North MacedoniaVisa not required90 days
Freedom of movement
OmanVisa not required / eVisa
14 days / 30 days
PakistanETA / Online Visa
30 days / 3 months
PalauFree visa on arrival30 days
PanamaVisa not required90 days
Papua New GuineaeVisa60 days
ParaguayVisa not required90 days
PeruVisa not required183 days
PhilippinesVisa not required30 days
Freedom of movement
Freedom of movement
QatarVisa not required30 days
Freedom of movement
RussiaeVisa16 days
RwandaeVisa / Visa on arrival30 days
Saint Kitts and NevisVisa not required3 months
Saint LuciaVisa not required6 weeks
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesVisa not required3 month
SamoaVisa not required60 days
San Marino
Visa not required
São Tomé and PríncipeVisa not required15 days
Saudi ArabiaeVisa / Visa on arrival90 days
SenegalVisa not required90 days
SerbiaVisa not required90 days
SeychellesVisa not required3 months
Sierra LeoneeVisa / Visa on arrival30 days
SingaporeVisa not required90 days
Freedom of movement
Freedom of movement
Solomon IslandsFree Visitor’s permit on arrival3 months
SomaliaVisa on arrival
South AfricaVisa not required90 days
South SudaneVisa
Freedom of movement
Sri LankaETA / Visa on arrival30 days
SudanVisa required
SurinameVisa not required90 days
Freedom of movement
Freedom of movement
SyriaVisa required
TajikistanVisa not required30 days
TanzaniaeVisa / Visa on arrival3 months
ThailandVisa not required30 days
Timor-LesteVisa on arrival90 days
TogoeVisa15 days
TongaFree visa on arrival31 days
Trinidad and Tobago
Visa not required
TunisiaVisa not required3 months
TurkeyVisa not required90 days
TurkmenistanVisa required
TuvaluVisa on arrival30 days
Visa not required
UkraineVisa not required90 days
United Arab EmiratesFree visa on arrival30 days
United Kingdom
Freedom of movement
United StatesVisa Waiver Program90 days
UruguayVisa not required90 days
UzbekistanVisa not required30 days
VanuatuVisa not required30 days
Vatican City
Visa not required
VenezuelaVisa not required90 days
YemenVisa required
ZambiaVisa not required30 days
ZimbabweVisa on arrival30 days
AbkhaziaVisa required
Mount Athos
Special permit required
Brest and GrodnoVisa not required15 days
Northern CyprusVisa not required3 months
UN Buffer Zone in CyprusVisa required
Faroe Islands
Visa not required
Visa not required
Freedom of movement
Freedom of movement
Freedom of movement
Isle of Man
Freedom of movement
Jan MayenPermit required
Freedom of movement
KosovoVisa not required90 days
Closed cities and regions in Russia
Special authorization required
South Ossetia
Visa not required
Visa not required
Eritrea (outside Asmara)
Travel permit required
Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (Western Sahara controlled territory)Visa not required3 months
SomalilandVisa on arrival30 days
Sudan outside Khartoum
Travel permit required
Travel permit required
Hong KongVisa not required90 days
Protected and restricted areas of India
PAP/RAP required
Iraqi KurdistanVisa on arrival15 days
Baikonur & Priozersk
Special permission required
Kish Island
Visa not required
MacaoVisa not required90 days
Sabah and Sarawak
Visa not required
Maldives outside Malé
Permission required
North Korea outside Pyongyang
Permission required
Visa not required
TaiwanVisa not required90 days
Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province
OIVR permit required
Closed cities of Turkmenistan
Special permit required
Tibet Autonomous RegionTTP required
Korean Demilitarized Zone
Permission required
UNDOF Zone and Ghajar
Permission required
Phú QuốcVisa not required30 days
Yemen outside Sana’a or Aden
Special permission required
Caribbean and North Atlantic
AnguillaVisa not required3 months
ArubaVisa not required30 days
Bonaire, St. Eustatius and SabaVisa not required3 months
BermudaVisa not required21 days
British Virgin IslandsVisa not required1 month
Cayman IslandsVisa not required6 months
San Andrés and Leticia
Tourist Card on arrival
CuracaoVisa not required3 months
MontserratVisa not required6 months
Visa not required
Margarita Island
Visa not required
Puerto RicoVisa not required90 days
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Visa not required
Sint MaartenVisa not required3 months
Turks and Caicos IslandsVisa not required90 days
U.S. Virgin IslandsVisa not required90 days
American Samoa
Visa not required
Ashmore and Cartier Islands
Special authorisation required
Clipperton Island
Special permit required
Cook IslandsVisa not required31 days
Lau Province
Special permission required
French Polynesia
Visa not required
GuamVisa not required90 days
New CaledoniaVisa not required3 months
NiueVisa on arrival30 days
Northern Mariana Islands
Visa not required
Pitcairn IslandsVisa not required14 days
Entry permit required
United States Minor Outlying Islands
Special permit required
Wallis and Futuna
Visa not required
South America
Pre-registration required
South Atlantic and Antarctica
Falkland IslandsVisitor Permit on arrival4 weeks
Ascension IslandeVisa3 months
Saint HelenaEntry Permit on arrival183 days
Tristan da Cunha
Permission required
South Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsPermit required
Special permits required

Source: Wikipedia
References: DFA