COVID-19 Travel Advisory

Notice updated by 16 June 2021

There is a Government Advisory in operation against all non-essential international travel. This currently includes travelling for an English language course. Travelling with the purpose of English language training is currently not permitted. All English language schools in Ireland are currently closed.

Government Announced Short-term Restrictions:

  • Mandatory quarantine for 14 days applying to all international arrivals.
  • Persons who started their journey in Category 2 Countries and Territories or transited through a Category 2 country or territory must complete the full 14 days of mandatory quarantine, in GOVERNMENT DESIGNATED HOTELS regardless of whether a negative test result has been received. Passengers who are transiting an airport in a Category 2 country/territory and remain airside are also considered to have arrived from that country/territory and are subject to the stricter quarantine measures.

The complete list of 61 countries and territories from 04.00 on Wednesday, 12 May is: 

Andorra, Angola, Argentina,  Bahrain, Bangladesh,  Belgium, Bermuda, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica,  Ecuador, Eswatini, Ethiopia, France, French Guiana, Georgia, Guyana, India, Iran,  Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Malawi, Maldives, Montenegro,Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal,Nigeria,  Oman, Palestine, Pakistan, Paraguay, Panama, Peru, The Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Rwanda, Serbia, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Additional information on Mandatory Hotel Quarantine, including in relation to costs, is available at: www.gov.ie/quarantine . Information is also available in GermanPortuguese and Spanish.

Mandatory Hotel Quarantine

Any passenger who has been in any Category 2 country in the previous 14 days, even if only transiting through one of the countries, and even if remaining airside, is legally required to quarantine at a designated facility (Mandatory Hotel Quarantine). There are very limited exemptions to this requirement.

Passengers required to undertake Mandatory Hotel Quarantine must pre-book a place in the designated facility prior to arrival to Ireland. Passengers will be required to present evidence of this booking to their flight or ferry operator in order to board the airplane or ferry to Ireland.

Bookings are open and can be made at: www.quarantinehotelsireland.ie

Additional information on Mandatory Hotel Quarantine, including in relation to costs, is available at: www.gov.ie/quarantine . Information is also available in GermanPortuguese and Spanish.

Everyone is asked to comply with restrictions within Ireland. These are listed on the Official website of the Irish Government.

Further Travel Information:

Renewal Offer

Renewal Offer at Cork English Academy

Limited time offer for course start dates in April and May 2021

While the school remains temporarily closed we are still running Live Online/Virtual Classes with CEA teachers.

Students will transfer to face-to face classes as soon as the school reopens (date yet to be confirmed).

Renewal Academic Year Details:

8 month stay including 25 week course + 2 month holiday period. 

15 Hour per Week Morning
25 weeks Course €1650
School Registration Fee €0
Medical Insurance €100
Total €1750

OR

15 Hour per Week Afternoon
25 weeks Course €1400
School Registration Fee €0
Medical Insurance €100
Total Gross €1500

If you need a new textbook the price will be €45 but you should already have a textbook for now.

Feel free to contact us [email protected] if you would like a level test.

Immigration Notice: Extension to September 2021

Summary

  • All such permissions that are due to expire from 21st April to 20th September 2021 are automatically renewed by the Minister to the 20th September 2021.
  • Students need to be registered on a course during the extension.
  • This also applies to students who have already completed 2 years (3 courses) in Ireland. You can now register for a 4th course.

Full Details

  • Notice issued 31 March http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/updates-announcements

This notice applies to Immigration and International Protection permissions to reside in the State that are due to expire between 21st April to 20th September 2021 and supplements all previous extension notices.

In light of the uncertainties caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, the following notice applies to all persons with a current valid permission due to expire from 21st April to 20th September 2021, whether pursuant to domestic law or powers of the Minister, or Directive 2004/38/EC (Free Movement Directive).

All such permissions that are due to expire from 21st April to 20th September 2021 are automatically renewed by the Minister to the 20th September 2021. The renewal of permission is on the same basis as the existing permission and the same conditions attach. In relation to persons with existing permission under Directive 2004/38/EC (Free Movement Directive), the automatic renewal is subject to the requirement that the person is complying with the requirements of the Directive.

Any permission that was renewed by the previous notices which therefore has a new expiry date between 21st April to 20th September 2021 is automatically renewed by this notice until 20th September 2021.    

Registrations need to be renewed with Immigration.

Immigration Notice: Appointments Necessary

All students needing to register with Immigration in Cork City are required to arrange an appointment.

Make your appointment by emailing your Name and Date of Birth to [email protected]

Appointment Rules

  • One person per appointment
  • Only Arrive 5 minutes prior to appointment time
  • Strictly No queuing is permitted

You must bring the following to your appointment:

  • Passport
  • Fully completed IRP Form
  • Appointment Confirmation Email
  • Original school letter
  • Insurance document

Each Student must request their own appointment using their own email address. Block Booking of appointments is strictly forbidden.

Registration Payment

Students should use their Debit/Credit Card to pay the registration fee.

If a student is using another person’s debit/credit card, the cardholder must be present with Photo I.D., they should remain outside the Garda Station until they are called by the student and asked to present at the registration desk.

December & Christmas Arrangements

Level 3 Government COVID arrangements come into effect on 1st December 2020 with special Christmas arrangements from 18th December to 6th January.

From 1st December:

  • Retail, shops open
  • Cafes, restaurants open
  • Bars/pubs with not serving food remain closed
  • 5km redius becomes County Cork radius
  • No house visits except bubble friends

Christmas 18th December to 6th January:

  • Inter-county travel permitted (travel outside of Cork permitted)
  • House visits with max 2 other households permitted
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Immigration Notice: Extension to January 2021

Summary

  • All students with visas due to expire between 20 Sept 2020 and 20 January 2021 are automatically being renewed until 20 January 2021.  
  • Students need to be registered on a course during the extension.
  • Students are only permitted to work 40 hours only during the months of June, July, August and September and from 15 December to 15 January inclusive. 
  • At all other times students holding Immigration permission Stamp 2 will be limited to working 20 hours per week.

Full Details

Minister announces further temporary extension of immigration permissions.

This notice applies to Immigration and International Protection permissions to reside in the State that are due to expire between 20th September 2020 and 20th January 2021 and supplements all previous extension notices.

This is the fifth, and expected to be the final, extension of permissions implemented since the outset of the pandemic and the longest granted.

In light of the uncertainties caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, the following notice applies to all persons with a current valid permission due to expire from 20th September 2020 to 20th January 2021, whether pursuant to domestic law or powers of the Minister, or Directive 2004/38/EC (Free Movement Directive).

All such permissions that are due to expire from 20th September 2020 – 20th January 2021 are automatically renewed by the Minister to the 20th January 2021.

The renewal of permission is on the same basis as the existing permission and the same conditions attach.

In relation to persons with existing permission under Directive 2004/38/EC (Free Movement Directive), the automatic renewal is subject to the requirement that the person is complying with the requirements of the Directive.

Any permission that was renewed by the previous notices which therefore has a new expiry date between 20th September 2020 and 20th January 2021 is automatically renewed by this notice until 20th January 2021.

Registrations need to be renewed with Immigration.

Immigration Notice: Appointments Necessary

All students needing to register with Immigration in Cork City are required to arrange an appointment.

Make your appointment by emailing your Name and Date of Birth to [email protected]

Appointment Rules

  • One person per appointment
  • Only Arrive 5 minutes prior to appointment time
  • Strictly No queuing is permitted

You must bring the following to your appointment:

  • Passport
  • Fully completed IRP Form
  • Appointment Confirmation Email
  • Original school letter
  • Insurance document

Each Student must request their own appointment using their own email address. Block Booking of appointments is strictly forbidden.

Registration Payment

Students should use their Debit/Credit Card to pay the registration fee.

If a student is using another person’s debit/credit card, the cardholder must be present with Photo I.D., they should remain outside the Garda Station until they are called by the student and asked to present at the registration desk.