Got my second jab on Monday, passport arrived today via email - delighted!
Be aware that countries require time to have elapsed from your 2nd dose to your cert being valid, 14 days is the max I have seen, most are 7days ro so, so strictly speaking if you did try to travel today, you could get screwed over!
Ah yeah I’ve no intention of going away until September. Was just delighted I got it, given all the sh*t that is going on! I can’t for the life of me get my head around some people’s rush
my thoughts are this, at the start of pandemic we had an issue with PPE, then we had an issue with testing, then we had an issue with contact tracing, then we had an issue with vaccine roll out, then an issue with vaccines - fact is, we always figured it out eventually
similar with passports and travel, there is always hiccups at the start, give it a few weeks and it will correct itself - fcuk the stress of dealing with that nonsense now imo
Will this new app be able to tell if someone is fully protected or not even though they got there cert ?
Yes the Cert shows the date of your second Vaccination, along with the type and manufacturer, your name, and your DOB, when loaded to a suitable app on your phone.
Got mine on the 19th July
So because it takes the J&J 2 weeks to kick in I'll be turned away ??
(Nothing having ago at you btw)
Depends on how conscientious anyone checking your cert is, but it is a risk I wouldn't take, if I had to put money down for flights, hotels etc.
You are fully vaccinated after 14 days as mentioned before.
It is not only travel that the cert is needed for.
A relation of mine has a wedding coming up shortly and if indoor dining is allowed , she presumes she will need her cert which has not arrived yet, for that.
Right, I am on again from 8.30am trying to get through.
Can you travel without the cert though? I am getting very confused with this because I read that only proof of vaccination is needed whether that is covid passport or the actual card that you got when vaccinated. However I keep reading that you need the covid passport. I have a flight this Saturday and I got the J&J on the 6th July but I have not received the passport yet.
Yup I connected to our American lady at around 830:30
There is no 'wait time is greater than 90 minutes' or will that be added later...
Was on for 2 hours before getting cut off yesterday but using Vodafone phone today that connects for longer.
Same. I did almost 5 hours yesterday and had to go. This wait music is gonna haunt me for years
Not everyone can wait to travel in September. Families with kids, that cannot afford the inflated prices of the Irish hospitality industry.
Every EU country had the Certificates ready before reopening.
It's the way that we assume that all will be grand, until it's not.
And then chaos and panic!
It looks like we never learned from it!
Depends where you are going. For instance these people in Malta found out that the vaccine card is useless and only the DCC is acceptable.
Got the passport via email this morning 2 days after the single dose vaccine.
Is there a 2 week wait for indoor dining or is that just for travel?
Yeah that is why I am doubting myself, I have seen pages where it states clearly that only vaccination is required but I would be more comfortable with the DCC.
I got in after 1hr20mins.
Good luck to all.
Every country has their own rules. For example Malta only accepts the DCC and nothing else. Best to check the exact requirements for wherever you are going and not rely on what anyone in Ireland tells you (including the DCC hotline).
People are already panicked about it,
That wouldn’t happen if they just anticipated this (again look at our history,) I get that some families cannot get away in September but what’s the rush in general? Ultimately they are going to run into issues in the first few weeks, if they expect any different than they are worse off.
Fair enough people want a break away but if the goal is relax, unwind and switch off than maybe don’t go abroad until all this dies down.
just my two cents
I got through to the helpline after 20 mins today. Couldn’t believe it after hours on hold on monday and Tuesday.
Can somebody please advise me on this,
I'm travelling to England by Ryanair over the bank holiday weekend.
Will paper Covid Vax certs be accepted both ways.
Will Ryanair take paper boarding passes printed off now?
What's the story with locator forms on the way back to Ireland, is paper accepted?
I can't really get ready answers to these elsewhere.
Thanks in advance for your help!
They got my DOB on the cert wrong, how that happens I cant understand as revenue and my GP both have it correct in their records. I'm planning to wait until Monday to ring up when they ramp up capacity on the helpline as I will be travelling in 2 weeks and assume a wrong DOB will cause me issues at security.
Paper forms of all of these are acceptable. You don't actually need your vax cert when travelling between the UK and Ireland, but no harm to have it.
Though I'm not entirely sure why you'd insist on using paper forms for all these docs, they will be accepted.
Many older people will use paper forms I am guessing as they might not have smart phones .
My how things have changed. I'm happy tp be called a usual suspect. Today in Ireland you cannot even go indoors for coffee without a Green card.
what a difference a year makes.
they are if used to access normal services like even going for a meal in your own town
A good majority may not be travelling for a holiday . There are 500k Irish in the UK and oeople havent seen them for 18 months . Many will want to travel to see children , grandchildren , parents , loved ones . I have a daughter in the UK who used to pop home every 6-8 weeks pre covid , we haven’t seen her since February 2020 and I am sure many more like us . We just want to see her soon and hopefully she can come now
Does anyone know how someone (Irish) fully vaccinated in the US (with EU-recognised vaccines) can get their US vaccine confirmation recognised/converted into an EU DCC?
From the EU website, I see:
EU citizens who were vaccinated in a non-EU country can request the EU digital COVID certificate from the member state of their nationality or residence. For further information, please address your member state of nationality or residence.
Has anyone here tried, or done this?
UPDATE: Arrived this morning by email with all details correct.