Notice - Coronavirus
There is a Government Advisory in operation against all non-essential international travel.
The Government of Ireland has introduced stricter measures regarding non-essential international travel. Persons travelling to and from airports in Ireland may be asked to provide proof of essential travel.
All passengers arriving in Ireland are required by law to:
- Complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form;
- Provide evidence of a negative result from a RT-PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival;
- Mandatory quarantine at the address on their Passenger Locator Form for 14 days upon arrival. This includes persons who have been abroad and arrive via Northern Ireland.
People travelling from Britain may leave quarantine to take a second RT-PCR Test after a minimum of 5 days after arrival.
If and when written proof of a negative/’not detected’ result is received, then the quarantine period can end at that point, as long as the individual has not been in a listed category 2 country in the period of 14 days prior to arrival in Ireland. If they have, they must complete the full 14-day quarantine. A list of category 2 countries can be found here.
The requirement for a negative RT-PCR test applies to all of those travelling, with the exception of hauliers and children aged 6 and under. NHS tests are not available for the purposes of travel. A list of U.K. private PCR test providers is available here.
If you have a genuine humanitarian emergency requiring immediate travel from Britain to Ireland, you can contact us for advice & consular assistance before commencing your journey.
Further information on public health requirements for travelling to Ireland during the COVID-19 pandemic is available on Gov.ie.
In light of local Covid-19 public health restrictions, the Embassy is currently operating remotely.
The Embassy team continues to be available to answer queries by phone and email at +44(0) 207 235 2171 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have an urgent query or require assistance in case of emergency out of hours, please contact the main Embassy number 02072352171 and leave a message for the Duty Officer who will then contact you as soon as possible.
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