On Friday, April 23, Ireland updated its public health measures related to international travel to Ireland, easing restrictions for fully vaccinated travelers and families with newborns. The government continues to advise against all non-essential international travel.
All travelers arriving in Ireland must:
- Complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form
- Provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival
- Testing exemptions apply to certain transportation crews, patients traveling for urgent medical reasons, children younger than 6 years old, and others traveling for legal, military, government, or humanitarian causes.
- Complete a quarantine for up to 14 days. Exemptions apply; more information summarized below.
Quarantine Requirement Updates
- Travelers coming from the Designated States must pre-book and pre-pay for their mandatory hotel quarantine at a government-designated facility. Travelers must complete a minimum period of 10 days of mandatory quarantine in a hotel. However, if they receive a negative or ‘not detected’ result from an RT-PCR test taken on day 10, the remaining four days of quarantine may be completed at home.
- Travelers from any country not deemed a designated state must quarantine at home and may exit quarantine with a negative or ‘not detected’ RT-PCR test taken 5 days following their arrival at the earliest.
- Travelers arriving without a negative or ‘not detected’ RT-PCR test must quarantine in a hotel. They may exit hotel quarantine with a negative or ‘not detected’ result from an RT-PCR test and complete quarantine at home as per the pathway for those traveling from any country not deemed a designated state.
Exemptions for Fully Vaccinated Travelers
Fully vaccinated travelers, and any dependents traveling with them, including children, do not have to complete mandatory hotel quarantine upon arrival. These travelers will have to present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test and complete self-quarantine at home.