Travel to Ireland Update, 19 July 2021
News19 July 2021
From Monday 19 July it will be possible to travel to Ireland from countries within the EU, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, with no requirement to quarantine if you have valid proof of: being fully vaccinated, having recovered from Covid-19 or have had a negative PCR test not more than 72 hours prior to arrival.
However, if you are not vaccinated, the public health advice is that you avoid high risk activities – this includes international travel.
Travellers coming from other countries, including Great Britain and the United States, will not have to quarantine if they have valid proof that: they are fully vaccinated, or recovered from Covid-19. Those who travel on the basis of a negative PCR test will have to self-quarantine, this can be ended if they receive a second negative PCR test taken from day 5 onwards.
Passengers arriving into Ireland/returning to Ireland must fill out a Passenger Locator Form before departure. This form can be found online and must be completed before departing for Ireland.
From 19 July, children between the ages of 12 and 17 will be required to have a negative RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival into the country, unless they have valid proof of vaccination or recovery. Children of any age, travelling with accompanying vaccinated or recovered adults will not be required to self-quarantine post arrival. However, where one accompanying adult needs to self-quarantine, then all children must also self-quarantine.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, and in particular the prevalence of the Delta variant, travel continues to carry an element of risk and travel rules are subject to change at very short notice, including the potential application of the “emergency brake” mechanism.
Please check with your specific airline for their current policy about Covid testing in regard to travel. Although Ireland no longer requires a negative Covid test upon arrival for those who are vaccinated, airlines may still require a negative Covid test for passengers to fly. Check in with your airline before your trip to get updated information.
Please note that US guidelines have not changed, and a negative Covid test is still required upon re-entry. President Biden advised that these restrictions may change in the coming weeks, please visit the US State Department for any updates on US Travel Restrictions.
For full details on international travel see gov.ie/travel