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More than 3 months without Visa and coronavirus stopping flights

I have a passport that allows me to stay in Dublin for 3 months without a visa. My 3 months will expire 2 days after I am scheduled to leave on March 23. How should I address the problem if my flight is cancelled in the next 10 days and I must remain in Ireland longer than the 3 month minimum because of coronavirus?

Posted by
6971 posts

Contacting the Irish government seems the logical place to start.

Posted by
33 posts

Yes - I'm in Dublin. I'm sorry I posted this in the wrong country and then cannot figure out how to get it reposted correctly. OOPS!

Posted by
20893 posts

VERY SIMPLE --- You copy your posting, then hit the delete button, and then you go to the correct section and paste. It doesn't get much easier.

Posted by
3504 posts

Call your airline and try to change your flights.
If unable to change, contact the US Embassy in Dublin. Info below.

In Case of Emergency
If you are an American citizen in Ireland in need of emergency assistance outside of regular business hours (including weekends and holidays), please call the Embassy’s main number 01-668-8777 and follow the prompts to reach the operator. You will be connected to the U.S. Marine Security Guard on duty who will assist with directing your call.

If you are an American citizen in Ireland in need of emergency assistance during regular business hours (7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.), please call the Embassy main number (01-668-8777) and follow the prompts to reach the American Citizen Services Unit.

Posted by
40 posts

It appears "Europe" in the travel ban actually means the Schengen countries of which Ireland is not a participant, and the ban excludes the UK. You should still be able to leave Dublin, and certainly go to Northern Ireland or the UK to return to the US depending on what happens amongst those countries.