Travel Update: Indonesia Removed from List of Designated States for Travel to Ireland
News14 August 2021
On 14 August, Indonesia was removed from the list of designated states with immediate effect. Accordingly, passengers travelling to Ireland are no longer required to enter mandatory hotel quarantine on arrival in Ireland (provided their flight route does not transit through a designated state).
Where pre-booking for mandatory hotel quarantine has been made, it is our understanding that passengers will be entitled to a full refund and further details on this are available by contacting the Department of Health Information Line on +353 (0)1 613 1744.
It remains the case that all passengers travelling to Ireland are required to complete an online Passenger Locator Form (ePLF) before boarding. The following protocols must also be observed for those not travelling from or through a designated state:
- If passengers have valid proof of full vaccination with a European Medicines Agency (EMA) approved vaccine or recovery*, no travel-related testing or quarantine will be necessary.
- If passengers do not have valid proof of vaccination or recovery, they will need to:
- present evidence of a negative RT-PCR test result within 72 hours prior to arrival into the country;
- self-quarantine for 14 days. If they receive a negative result from a RT-PCR test taken from day 5 onwards after arrival into Ireland, they will be able to leave self-quarantine (testing can be arranged via the Health Service Executive (HSE)).
*Note: Those seeking to avail of the exemption based on vaccination must have documentary evidence of having received a full course of an EMA approved vaccine and have completed the final dose of that vaccine a sufficient period prior to travel to Ireland to be regarded as fully vaccinated. It should be noted that there are strict requirements for proof of recovery (e.g. EU Digital Covid-19 Certificate (EU DCC) or a Covid-19 certificate that has been issued by a State and recognised as equivalent to the EU DCC as set out in the EU DCC regulations).