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Ireland Updates Quarantine Requirements for International Travelers

March 24, 2021

On Tuesday, March 23, Ireland’s government announced that from 4 AM on Friday, March 26, hotel quarantines will be required for passengers whose journeys originated in the following 33 countries: Angola, Austria, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Eswatini, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela.

This list will be reviewed on a regular basis with countries coming on or off based on their local COVID-19 risk factors.

Travelers will stay at assigned hotels for all accommodations and meals. A two-week stay will cost €1,875 for the first person, €625 for each subsequent person over the age of 12 who shares the room, and €360 for children aged 4 to 12 who also share the same room. It may be possible to shorten the quarantine to 10 days if a Covid test comes back negative.

Under the new legislation, any arrival who fails to adhere to the rules will be fined up to €2,000 or imprisonment of up to one month, or both.

Summary of Ireland’s Quarantine and Isolation requirements

  • Travelers coming to Ireland from any country considered ‘high risk,’ must complete a 14-day mandatory quarantine in a hotel
  • Travelers coming to Ireland without a negative or ‘not detected’ PCR test, must complete a 14-day mandatory quarantine in a hotel
  • Travelers coming to Ireland from any country considered not ‘high risk’ and with a negative or ‘not detected’ PCR test, must quarantine at home

The government’s processing of Travel Visas from ALL visa requiring countries is still suspended. 

An FAQ about quarantine guidance from the government is here.