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Updates on Travel into Ireland



As of 6th January 2022, travellers to Ireland holding accepted proof of vaccination or recovery will no longer be required to also have a pre-departure COVID-19 test.


Travellers without proof of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19 continue to be required to present evidence of a not detected RT-PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before their arrival into Ireland.


For the purposes of travel, passengers are considered vaccinated if they have been vaccinated with a product listed on after the recommended number of days after the final dose. 

All passengers travelling to Ireland are still required to complete an online Passenger Locator Form (ePLF) before boarding. When you complete the form, you will receive a receipt by email which you will be asked to show when boarding your flight, and to the relevant authority at your port of entry. The COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form is available online only, and must be filled out no more than 72 hours before arrival to the Irish State. Exemptions are in place for providers of essential supply chain services such as hauliers, pilots and maritime staff.  Check the Irish Government Advice Page for full information on these requirements.

Unaccompanied minors (under 12) are not required to complete the Public Health Passenger Locator Form.


Persistent positives/citizens who test positive abroad:

Passengers who have recovered from COVID-19 may present valid proof of recovery for the purpose of travel to Ireland - a recovery certificate or a positive RT-PCR result which is more than 11 days and less than 180 days old.



You will need to check any re-entry requirements for the United States. You may be required to obtain a test before returning to the United States; Please check and the website of your state health department for the most up-to-date requirements.

Up-to-date travel advice for the United States is available here.

For additional information on returning to the US from Ireland and other US travel updates, please refer to the US Embassy in Dublin.

*Fully Vaccinated

Full course of any one of the following vaccines:

Regarded as fully vaccinated after:

Pfizer-BioNtech Vaccine: BNT162b2 (Comirnaty®),

7 days

Moderna Vaccine: CX-024414 (Moderna®),

14 days

Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine: ChAdOx1-SARS-COV-2 (Vaxzevria®)

15 days

Johnson & Johnson/Janssen Vaccine: Ad26.COV2-S [recombinant] (Janssen®)

14 days

Only these vaccines, which are the equivalent of those recommended by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and approved by the European Commission, are acceptable in order to qualify for this exemption.

To avail of this exemption you must carry with you a Certification of Vaccination.  This means carrying a record or evidence in written or electronic form in the Irish language or the English language, or, where in a language other than the Irish or English language, an official translation into the Irish or English language, that contains the following information: 

    • confirmation that the person to whom the certification applies is a vaccinated person;
    • the date or dates on which the person was vaccinated;
    • the body in the state concerned  implementing the vaccination programme (howsoever described) on behalf of that state that administered the vaccination to the person concerned.

EU Digital COVID Certificate Third Country portal

There is now a system in place to enable Irish citizens vaccinated outside the EU (including those vaccinated in the US) to apply for an EU Digital Covid certificate. 

Applicants are required to hold:

  • a valid Irish Passport
  • proof of vaccination from the relevant issuing authority in the country of vaccination
 Further details are available here

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