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Travel to Ireland Updates

Travel Updates:

Please see Gov.ie for the most updated information on international travel to Ireland. 

With effect from Thursday 6 January 2022, passengers to Ireland with an accepted proof of vaccination or proof of recovery from COVID-19 in the prior 6 months do not have to show an additional pre-departure COVID-19 test result.

Passengers without proof of vaccination, or proof of recovery from COVID-19 in the prior 6 months, must show evidence of a negative ('not detected') RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to arriving in Ireland.

From 6 January, only RT-PCR test results are accepted for passengers to Ireland.

In situations where a person is unable to present evidence of a negative ('not detected') RT-PCR test prior to travel due to continuing to test persistently positive after infection - a positive RT-PCR result from a test taken 11 or more days prior to the date on which the person arrives in the State and no more than 180 days prior to the date on which the person arrives, will be accepted.

It is an offence to travel to Ireland from overseas without a pre-departure test result unless exempt. A passenger who travels without a test result or an exemption is required to take a RT-PCR test within 72 hours following arrival.

Any individual that develops COVID-19 symptoms while in Ireland should follow the HSE guidance in relation to isolation and undertaking antigen or RT-PCR testing as appropriate.

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.

Please check with your specific airline before your trip to get the most updated information on their current policies about Covid testing and vaccination requirements in regards to air travel.

Please note that US guidelines have changed as of 8 November, but a negative Covid test is required for all passengers travelling to the US. Please visit the US State Department for any updates on US Travel Restrictions.

For full details on international travel see gov.ie/travel.

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