Latest information on travel bans during COVID-19


Country`s borders status

The borders are open with some restrictions.

Arriving people must complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form


People arriving or transiting through Ireland must have a negative RT-PCR test result of a test taken not more than 72 hours before arrival.

This does not apply to:

  • children under 7;
  • holders of a diplomatic passport;
  • people travelling to Ireland for urgent medical reasons;
  • people arriving from Northern Ireland who have not been overseas in 14 days prior to arrival.

Mandatory quarantine requirements apply to all people who have been overseas for 14 days prior to entering Ireland. 

There are some exemptions


If you are travelling from or via a state-designated as high-risk then you must also pre-book and pre-pay for a place in a designated facility for mandatory hotel quarantine.


If you arrive without test results, you must also enter mandatory quarantine in a hotel. You may exit hotel quarantine with a negative result from a COVID-19 PCR test and complete quarantine at home if you came from a country other than states designated as high-risk.


If you are fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine and have the documents to prove that, you do not have to complete mandatory hotel quarantine on arrival in Ireland. Any dependents travelling with you, including children, will also be exempted from the requirement to complete mandatory hotel quarantine. 


Approved vaccines, required doses and time periods before arrival are:

  • 2 doses of Pfizer-BioNtech, 7 days;
  • 2 doses of Moderna, 14 days;
  • 2 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca, 15 days;
  • 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, 14 days.

Note that even if you are fully vaccinated, you still have to have a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test taken not more than 72 hours before your arrival. You must also complete a period of self-quarantine at home or in the place specified in your passenger locator form.


People arriving from the United Kingdom:

  • are subject to a COVID-19 RT-PCR test on or after day 5 after arrival;
  • must have a booking confirmation obtained here
Details can be found here

The visa exemption for holders of a short-stay visa issued by the United Kingdom is temporarily suspended.

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