Ireland Updates Hotel Quarantine Requirements

In late March, the government announced that travel to Ireland from specified countries and regions would require a mandatory hotel quarantine.

On May 22, the Minister of Health announced that Andorra, Georgia, Kuwait, Mongolia, Nigeria, and Puerto Rico would be removed from the mandatory hotel quarantine list.

The complete list of designated countries is:

Angola, Argentina,  Bahrain, Bangladesh,  Belgium,  Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica,  Ecuador, Eswatini, Ethiopia, France, French Guiana, Guyana, India, Kenya,  Lesotho, Luxembourg, Malawi, Maldives, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Panama, Peru, The Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

All Passengers Arriving in Ireland must:
  • Complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form
  • Provide evidence of ‘negative’ or ‘not detected’ results from a COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival
  • Travelers from non-designated states, a 14-day quarantine must be carried out at the address indicated on the Passenger Locator Form. This quarantine may be ended early if after day 5 a traveler tests ‘negative’ or ‘not detected’ with a COVID-19 RT-PCR test.


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