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The International Office provides advice and support to international students studying at IT Sligo. Discover useful resources, information guides, and answers to the most commonly asked questions.

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Travelling during the Winter Holidays

We hope you have an enjoyable break during the winter holidays. This guide will help you prepare if you will be travelling outside of Ireland. 

If you will be travelling during the holidays, it is important to check the following

  • The Covid-19 travel restrictions for the country you are traveling to.
  • The Covid-19 travel restrictions for travelling to Ireland (for your return journey)
  • Visa and Immigration requirements for the country you are travelling to (if applicable)

We recommend you keep a careful check on the travel restrictions for returning Ireland because these may change over the coming weeks. It is your responsibility to ensure that you meet all the requirements for travel.

Guidance on the travel restriction for Ireland are available online here.   

If you will be travelling to a new country it is important to check the visa and immigration requirements before travelling. 

For returning to Ireland, Non-EU students will need their passports and valid Irish Residence Permits. 

If you require a covid-19 test for travel to another country, it is important that you check what type of test you need, and what evidence you must provide. 

Getting an Antigen Test for Travel Purpose  

If you require a Lateral Flow / Antigen test completed by a health professional for travel to another country, you can get one at a participating pharmacy in Sligo. A list of pharmacies providing antigen tests in Sligo is available online here

Randox Health Travel Centre also offer Lateral Flow / Antigen testing at Dublin International Airport. Further information is available here.

Getting an PCR Test for Travel Purposes  

If you require an PCR test for travel purposes, you can obtain one at Randox Health Travel Centre or another suitable provider.

Information about Randox Health Travel Centre is available online here

Bus Eireann Expressway Coach Service operates a service from Dublin International Airport to Sligo. This is the easiest way to travel between Sligo and Dublin International Airport.

The Route Number is 23. The timetable is available online here

You can purchase tickets online via the Expressway website . A single ticket for 1 adult is €20 (price checked in Dec 2021)

The coach departs from Sligo Bus Station. This is located at Knappagh Rd, Abbeyquarter North, Sligo

The coach departs from the airport from Atrium Zone 13 (Stop 11) at Dublin International Airport. This is only a short walk from Terminals 1 and 2. A map is available here.

You will need to keep a careful check on the Travel Restrictions for Ireland because these may change over the coming weeks. You will need to ensure that you follow all required actions for travelling to Ireland.

Guidance on the travel restriction for Ireland are available online here.   

The International Office will be closed between 22 December to 4 January. We will not be able to respond to any enquiries or requests during this time. 

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Useful Links

Frequently Asked Questions

You can request a letter by completing the online form. Letters are created and posted to your address. This process typically takes 5 days. 

You will need to book an appointment at your local registration office and bring the correct supporting documents and fee. 

If you are living in Sligo, the local registration office is Sligo Garda Station. Detailed information about how to book an appointment, the required documents and the fee is available in our Information Guide 


You can apply for a PPS number online through the Department of Social Protection. Further information is available here

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