Open with restrictions

Ireland Travel Restrictions

75.22% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 74.92% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Ireland.
Fully vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Ireland without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Ireland for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Ireland entry details and exceptions

All travelers aged 16 and above who are going to Ireland are required to complete the COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form before arrival to the country. Details of children under the age of 16 should be included on a form completed by an adult accompanying them. The e-receipt must be saved for 14 days after arrival and produced upon request to a Member of An Garda Síochána.

Diplomats and supply chain services like haulers, pilots and maritime staff are exempted from completing the said form.

More details on Ireland entry can be found here.


Outgoing travel to IrelandTravelling from the United Kingdom to Ireland

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Ireland.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

All travelers, except those who can show certificate of complete vaccination and proof of COVID-19 recovery in the past 180 days are required to show a negative PCR test result taken 72 hours prior to arrival in Ireland.

The testing requirement is also applicable to children between the ages of 12 and 17 unless they have valid proof of vaccination or recovery.

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Ireland.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Quarantine location in Ireland is dependent on the Locator Form of each traveler.

Travelers who are unable to provide a valid proof of vaccination or recovery, who are arriving from inside EU/EFTA will need to present a negative RT-PCR result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival into the country. No further travel-related testing or quarantine will be necessary.

Vaccinated individuals and individuals who recovered from COVID-19 for the last 180 days, who came from designated States and countries deemed 'high risk' are required to present a negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hours prior to arrival to the country. They are required to quarantine for 14 days. However, travelers can leave isolation if a negative PCR test result is provided 5 days after arrival in Ireland.

Unvaccinated individuals and those who cannot show proof that they have recovered from COVID-19 within the last 180 days, who came from designated States and countries deemed 'high risk' are required to present a negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hours prior to arrival to the country. They are required to quarantine for 14 days in a Mandatory hotel quarantine. However, travelers can leave isolation if a negative PCR test result is provided 10 days after arrival in Ireland.


Return travelReturning to the United Kingdom from Ireland

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Ireland must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to the United Kingdom.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are required to present a negative COVID-19 test (a PCR test, a LAMP test or an antigen test, such as an LFD (lateral flow device) test) taken any time in the 3 days before the departure date. If a traveler is changing flight, the test should be taken in the 3 days of the final departure point to UK.

The test result must be in either English, French or Spanish. Translations will not be accepted.

Travelers could be fined £500 if they are unable to present a pre-departure test.

Travelers from the Common Travel Area (the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Ascension, Falkland Islands and St Helena) and children who are 0-10 years old going to England (0-11 years old for children going to Wales, Scotland and NI) are exempt from the pre-departure testing requirement.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Ireland are not required to quarantine upon entering the United Kingdom.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

All travelers including vaccinated individuals who are mandated to quarantine in a managed hotel must be administered with day 2 and day 8 test. They will be required to continue their quarantine period regardless of the result of their day 2 test. For travelers who have positive result, quarantine will start from the date after the result of their day 2 test and they no longer need to use the day 8 test.

For travelers who will have a positive result after using the day 8 test, they will need to quarantine further. They will have to finish the quarantine starting from the date after the result of their day 8 test.

Travelers who have both negative result for day 2 and day 8 test will be out of the 10-day quarantine from the day they arrived in the country.

Travelers going to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are advised to check further details regarding their quarantine.

Documents
Mandatory passenger locator form

Submit the form any time in the 48 hours before arriving in the UK. Show the form when checking in your plane, train or ferry to the UK.

Managed quarantine package for Scotland

All travelers arriving directly to Scotland are required to book their Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel.

COVID-19 testing package

All travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 Testing Package prior to travel to England and Scotland.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Ireland

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Ireland without restrictions. Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Ireland.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Ireland without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Ireland.

  • Fully vaccinated travelers coming from the United Kingdom are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result. Unvaccinated travellers coming from the United Kingdom will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure.

  • Fully vaccinated travellers from the United Kingdom are not required to quarantine. Unvaccinated travelers from the United Kingdom are required to isolate for 14 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Mask usage in Ireland is required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Ireland are open with restrictions. Bars in Ireland are open with restrictions.