Travel to Ireland
The Government of Ireland continues to advise against all non-essential international travel, including to the United States. The US government also advises against most non-essential international travel currently, including to Ireland.
Passengers arriving into Ireland from all countries, including the US, are required to show a negative result of a pre-departure PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival in the State. Checks are made at ports of entry with mandatory quarantine at a designated facility required for passengers who arrive in breach of the pre-departure negative/'not detected' PCR requirement.
Travel to Ireland from specific designated States is also subject to mandatory hotel quarantine. As of 28 May, the United States is no longer a designated state. As such, passengers arriving into Ireland from the US are no longer required to complete Mandatory Hotel Quarantine.
As of now, however, until 19 July, persons arriving to Ireland from the US are required to quarantine at home (i.e. in a residence of their own choosing) for 14 days, which may be reduced if a second RT-PCR test is taken at least day 5 days after arrival and a negative/’not detected’ result is received.
To ensure that home quarantining is being observed, all passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas are obliged to complete a mandatory Public Health Passenger Locator Form and to submit it to the relevant authority at their port of entry. Exemptions are in place for providers of essential supply chain services such as hauliers, pilots and maritime staff.
The Government has announced that, from 19 July, Ireland will broadly align itself to the EU approach to non-essential travel into the EU from third countries.
In essence, this means that, assuming a so-called 'emergency brake' has not been applied to travel from the US, then fully vaccinated persons arriving into Ireland from the US from 19 July onwards will not be required to home quarantine or to provide negative RT-PCR test result. Persons who do not have a certificate to prove they are fully vaccinated will be required to present evidence of a negative PCR test result within 72 hours of arrival in Ireland and to self-quarantine afterwards.
Please check the Irish Government Advice Page for further up-to-date information on COVID 19 travel restrictions.