Link to the latest Travel Advisory Information issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs is available from here
From July 19, the requirements for passengers arriving into Ireland are as follows:
The EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) for travel originating within the EU/EEA, which will show if the person travelling:
- is vaccinated against COVID-19;
- has recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months; or
- has received a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 72 hours before arrival, or:
Not “Emergency Brake” Countries (including US/UK) - Third Country Non-Designated States
- Evidence of being fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency.
- Have evidence of a negative/not detected result from a RT-PCR test taken up to 72 hours prior to arrival.
Travel from or through Designated States/ “Emergency Brake” Countries
- For those passengers with evidence of being fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID, there is no requirement for pre-departure RT-PCR test, or further day-5 RT-PCR test or quarantine.
- For all those not vaccinated or recovered from COVID, the requirement is for a pre-departure RT-PCR test (taken in previous 72 hours before arrival still exists) And they are required 14-day home quarantine with release after a negative day-5 RT-PCR test.
- Also a completed electronic Passenger Locator Form.
The exemption for children having to have a RT-PCR test is also being raised from 6 and under to 11 and under.
- Even for those fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID, there is still a requirement for pre-departure RT-PCR test (taken in previous 72 hours before arrival). Home quarantine on arrival will still apply with release after a negative day-5 RT-PCR test.
- For all those not vaccinated or recovered, the requirement is for a pre-departure PCR test (taken in previous 72 hours before arrival) And a mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine with release after a negative day 0 and day 10 RT-PCR test.
- And a completed electronic Passenger Locator Form
All passengers are required to complete an electronic Passenger Locator Form. The Irish Government is working towards an enhanced Passenger Locator Form system, which is expected to be in operation by the 26th July.
- Children aged 11 or under will not require any pre-departure tests to travel into Ireland.
- Children aged 12-17 will be required to present a pre-departure negative RT-PCR taken in previous 72 hours before arrival.
- Children of any age, travelling with accompanying vaccinated or recovered adults will not be required to self-quarantine post arrival. [Where travelling with both vaccinated/recovered and unvaccinated/recovered adults (who are required to home quarantine), children should also home quarantine]
- However, in any event, in respect of children aged 12 and over, public health recommends still doing the free day 5 test.
The Irish Government has also implemented a mandatory hotel quarantine for all passengers arriving from Category 2 countries. For a list of Category 2 countries and for more information, please visit gov.ie.
From the 12th July all passengers (unless exempt see above) will require evidence of a negative RT-PCR test administered no more than 72hrs prior to arrival in Ireland, evidence of a completed COVID-19 Passenger Locator, and where applicable evidence of a Mandatory Hotel Quarantine booking to board.The latest information for passengers
Before travelling to/from Ireland, arriving and departing passengers should consult the Irish Government website gov.ie and the Irish Government Department of Foreign Affairs website dfa.ie, for the latest travel advice and updates. Travel advice by country is available here. We would also strongly advise that all passengers check their exact requirements with their airline in advance of travel.
For international travel, passengers are advised to check the current COVID-19 entry requirements for their specific country, state or region before departing Ireland.
Information about entry restrictions currently applied by other countries is available on dfa.ie. We advise all passengers to check travel requirements directly with their airline prior to travel or arrival at Shannon Airport.
The entry requirements for each location across the world can change rapidly in-line with local measures to prevent the spread of COVID. In some instances specific entry requirements may apply to passengers transferring through an airport en route to another destination.
Governments may prohibit entry to tourists and business travellers and may prohibit all non-citizens entry to their country, state or region, so please ensure you have the most up to date information and accurate information before travel.
It is your responsibility as the passenger to ensure that any test certificate issued from a COVID-19 testing facility sufficiently meets the local entry requirements of the destination country, state or region including any connecting airport requirements. Certain locations may require the test result to be translated into the local language at each location or have local requirements such as timestamps. Please ensure your details are correct before travelling to the airport. Passengers will need to check local requirements and keep up to date as they evolve on an on going basis. For more information on COVID-19 testing facilities located at or near Shannon Airport please click HERE: https://rocdochealthcheck.ie/