The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade advises against all non-essential travel overseas until further notice. This includes Great Britain but does not apply to Northern Ireland. For more information click here.
The safety of all our customers and staff is paramount. We are monitoring the situation closely and continuing to follow public health advice from the HSE.
The HPSC, which is part of the Health Service Executive (HSE), sets the public health guidelines on how to deal with contagious diseases. We are continuing to follow all of the HPSC’s guidelines and have been liaising closely with them since the outbreak of the virus.
If you are travelling into Ireland via Shannon Airport from any other country you are required to self-isolate for 14 days.
This includes Irish citizens coming home.
Self-isolation means staying indoors and completely avoiding contact with other people. Read about how to self-isolate.
You will be asked to fill in a form before you arrive in Ireland called the Public Health Passenger Locator Form.
Download the Public Health Passenger Locator Form (PDF, 700KB, 2 pages).
You may be contacted during the 14 days after you arrive in Ireland to check that you are self-isolating.
You do not need to self-isolate if you:
- return to the Republic of Ireland from Northern Ireland
- are an essential supply chain worker, for example, a pilot, haulier, maritime staff member
- are briefly stopping over at an airport on your way to another country
As services are subject to change during the current situation, we would advise that you always check the latest flight information directly with your airline.
Please be mindful of each other and practice the recommended guidelines for preventing the spread of infection.
The coronavirus is a flu-like virus and the best way to prevent its spread, is to observe good hand and respiratory hygiene habits.
- When coughing and sneezing, cover your mouth and nose.
- Sneeze or cough into a tissue or your elbow.
- Discard the tissue immediately and then wash your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.
When travelling through Shannon Airport, you will find hand washing facilities in our bathrooms, located at our check-in and arrivals hall as well as our transit lounge and after US CBP.
We also provide hand sanitizer throughout the airport at frontline locations including the airport info desk, airport police desk, passport control and passenger screening.
HSE staff are on site in our baggage hall to assist arriving passengers who may have concerns in relation to COVID-19. We will continue to monitor the situation closely.
The Irish Government has said that it has no plans to close airports and ports.
There is more information from the HSE on COVID-19 HERE, information on customer Contactless Journey through Shannon Airport please click here and see video below.
We will continue to keep you updated. Thank you and stay safe.