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When Can I Travel To Ireland?

Adult travellers who arrive in Ireland with proof of vaccination or the EU Digital Covid Certificate will have no travel-related testing or quarantine requirement.

This means that, whether your trip originates in the USA, Canada or elsewhere in the world, you will be able to enter Ireland as long as you can prove you are fully vaccinated or have the EU Digital Covid Certificate.

Travellers aged between 12-18 will require a negative PCR test. Children under the age of 12 have no testing or vaccination requirement.

Before arriving into Ireland, visitors from outside the EU must complete a Passenger Locator Form. The form will be checked prior to departure to Ireland by the relevant carrier and visitors may be asked to provide the vaccination certificate indicated on their form. On arrival in Ireland, spot checks will be carried out on proof of vaccination and RT-PCR tests as appropriate.

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What If I'm Not Vaccinated?

If you don’t carry valid proof of vaccination or the EU Digital Covid Certificate when you arrive in Ireland from a country to which the emergency brake hasn't been applied, you will need to:

  • Present evidence of a negative PCR test result within 72 hours prior to arrival into the country;
  • Self-quarantine at an address provided on the Passenger Locator Form (this will be subject to spot checks);
  • Undergo post-arrival testing, provided by the Irish health service.

A mandatory 14 day hotel quarantine is only required if you arrive in Ireland without proof of vaccination from a country to which the emergency brake mechanism has been applied.

What’s the Emergency Brake?

The EU will apply an 'emergency brake' mechanism to countries where Covid-19 and/or variants of concern are becoming widespread.

If you arrive in Ireland from a country to which this mechanism has been applied, you will have to undergo some form of quarantine. This will be dependent on your vaccination status.

The emergency brake mechanism will be continually assessed by the EU based on the spread of variants. All relevant updates will be posted here. Confirmed 2021 guests will be notified directly of major changes.

Read the official Irish government advice on travelling to Ireland during the pandemic

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