Ireland travel updates and COVID-19 restrictions

This page shows live COVID-19 guidelines for Ireland, but please check local government advice before booking.

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Travel guidelines

On arrival in IrelandQuarantine not required
On return to United KingdomUnvaccinated travellers:Pre-departure COVID-19 test required10-day self-isolation required
  • Test to release available from day 5
  • PCR tests on days 2 and 8

COVID-19 statistics

New COVID-19 cases this week
640.8 out of 100,000 peopleUp 5% up from 612.4 last week

For entry into Ireland

International travel to Ireland is permitted. It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, are exempt from testing requirements.

The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure. Full details and the list of approved vaccines can be found at https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/77952-government-advice-on-international-travel/

EU Digital COVID Certificate

Travelers may provide their EU Digital Certificate in paper or digital format as proof of vaccination, negative test result, or previous recovery. Health documents provided this way will not require further verification on arrival.

Full details on the EU Digital Certificate, including how EU residents can access their certificate, can be found at https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/coronavirus-response/safe-covid-19-vaccines-europeans/eu-digital-covid-certificate_en

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative RT-PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on arrival. This may also be required prior to boarding the flight.

Alternatively, those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from testing requirements and may provide proof of a positive PCR test, taken at least 11 days before departure and not more than 180 days, on departure. This document must be in English or Irish.

Travelers arriving without evidence of immunity or a recent RT-PCR test result may be denied boarding. Those arriving in Ireland without a valid test, proof of recovery, or proof of vaccination will be required to undergo RT-PCR testing within 36 hours of arrival.

Additional documents required

An online 'Public Health Passenger Locator Form' must also be completed prior to arrival.

For more details Government of Ireland

Government measures

A phased re-opening is in progress throughout Ireland and inter-county travel has resumed, restrictions may vary depending on the county visited. A COVID-19 pass (EU Digital Certificate) as proof of vaccination or previous recovery is required for indoor hospitality and to attend indoor events. For detailed information, please visit https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/3361b-public-health-updates/

Use of masks

Face masks are required in enclosed environments and on public transport.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating as usual.

Restaurants

Restaurants are open until midnight and indoor dining is reserved for vaccinated and recovered customers, with seating limited to a maximum of 10 people per table. Customers are required to provide their personal details for contact tracing purposes.

Bars

Bars are open until midnight and indoor dining is reserved for vaccinated and recovered customers, with seating limited to a maximum of 10 people per table. Customers are required to provide their personal details for contact tracing purposes.

Nightclubs

Nightclubs are open until midnight and indoor events are reserved for vaccinated and recovered customers. Customers are required to provide their personal details for contact tracing purposes.

Shops

Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

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