ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR IRELAND
Great news! Just in time for your impending trip, please be advised that Ireland is now welcoming back visitors from the United States and Canada.
Last Updated: July 21st, 2021
1. Fully Vaccinated, or PCR Test
Fully vaccinated travelers with valid proof of vaccination, won’t have to undergo travel-related testing or quarantine.
If you don’t have valid proof of vaccination you will need to show evidence of a negative RT-PCR test result within 72 hours prior to your arrival into Ireland. You will also need to self-quarantine for 14 days. In addition, undergo post-arrival testing – this will be provided through the Health Service Executive in Ireland.
When you arrive in Ireland spot checks will be carried out on proof of vaccinations and/or negative RT-PCR tests for passengers arriving in Ireland. These may cause some delays so give yourself extra time either side of your departure and arrival.
Children between the ages of 12 and 17 must have a negative RT-PCR test to travel into Ireland, even if they are travelling with fully vaccinated or recovered adults.
Children under 12 do not need to take a RT-PCR test prior to travelling to Ireland.
2. Fill Out a Passenger Locator Form
Before arriving into Ireland, you must complete a Passenger Locator Form. The form will be checked before your departure to Ireland by your airline and you may be asked to show your vaccination certificate.
If there are any further changes, we will update you or please check the Irish Government website for the latest information.
Only people who are fully vaccinated or who have proof of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 6 months will be able to avail of indoor hospitality during their stay in Ireland. If you’re staying in a hotel, you will be able to avail of the indoor hospitality options within the hotel.
The Republic of Ireland will be applying the EU “emergency brake” mechanism to react swiftly to the emergence of a variant of concern or variant of interest. If this “emergency brake” mechanism is applied to US or Canadian visitors the requirements will change and more detail can be found on the Irish Government website.
Before returning to the USA effective immediately, the United States requires that all air passengers entering the country will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding their flight as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many of our travel suppliers have made arrangements for on-site COVID-19 testing right at your hotel (view these travel supplier policies).
Reminder-if you do any COVID testing or seek any healthcare while abroad, please retain all receipts for insurance purposes.
If you have any questions or require assistance before, during, or after your departure, please don't hesitate to contact us. We can always be reached by phone or email.