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COVID-19 Travel Advice

Before travelling to/from Ireland, passengers should consult the Irish Government Department of Foreign Affairs website, for its latest travel advice and guidance. 

EU Traffic Light System

On the 8th of November, the Irish government adopted the EU traffic light system for travel. Within the 'traffic lights' system, regions across the EU, EEA and the UK are categorised as green, orange, red or grey, on the basis of the risk levels associated with COVID-19. A map showing the designation of each region is published each week by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), based on agreed criteria, including the 14-day cumulative incidence rate, testing rate and testing positivity rates. You can access the latest map here.

There are no restrictions on travel from a green region to another country within the system. Each EU member state can set its own rules in relation to how it deals with arriving passengers from orange and red areas.

Arriving Passengers

The Irish Government has said that passengers arriving from an orange region should restrict their movement for 14 days unless they have a negative/not-detected result from a COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than three days before their day of departure. Any passengers arriving from a red region are requested to restrict their movements for 14 days.

From midnight on November 29th, arriving passengers from red regions will not have to continue to restrict their movements for 14 days if they have a negative/not-detected result from a COVID-19 PCR test taken at least five days after arrival in Ireland. This general request to restrict movement for 14 days does not apply to certain defined categories of passengers. For further details on this, please see the Irish government's advice on international travel here.

Arriving from Denmark

There is currently a separate travel advisory for passengers arriving from Denmark. All such passengers, including those travelling for essential purposes are requested to self-isolate for 14 days. There are more details in relation to travel from Denmark here

Electronic Passenger Locator Form

The COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form is provided for in Irish law under statutory instrument No.181/2020 of the Health Act 1947 and must be completed by all passengers arriving into Ireland via its airports and seaports before arrival at Dublin Airport.  For more information on the passenger locator form and how to access it, please click here.

Departing Passengers

In the case of departing passengers, it is important to note that some countries, including those in the EU, may require visitors to have a negative COVID-19 test result in advance of travel, either to enter the country in the first place and/or eliminate the requirement to quarantine on arrival. In most cases, a certificate showing the negative COVID-19 test result must confirm this test has been performed within 72 hours of arriving in the country, state or region. 

These requirements change rapidly, and passengers are advised to check the current COVID-19 entry requirements for a particular country, state or region before departing Ireland.

Information about entry restrictions currently applied by other countries is available here on the country-specific travel advice pages on dfa.ie.

COVID-19 Testing Facilities at Dublin Airport

Two private companies, Roc Doc Health Check from the 19th of November and Randox from the 23rd of November, will provide RT-PCR COVID-19 testing at Dublin Airport.  For more information on how to pre-book a COVID-19 test, please follow the details below. 

Randox (walk-through service)

  • PCR test €99 with results available the next day.

Please see website: https://booking.randox.ie

You can also call the Randox booking helpline direct on tel: 0044 2890 394 286

RocDoc Health Check  (drive-through service)

  • PCR test €129 with results in 24-48 hours
  • LAMP test €149 with results in 12 hours
  • LAMP test express €159 with results in 5 hours

Please see website: https://rocdochealthcheck.ie

You can also call Roc Doc direct on tel: 0818 543 999

Pre-Departure COVID-19 Testing - Important Passenger Information

The entry requirements for each location across the world can change rapidly in-line with local measures to prohibit the spread of COVID-19. In some cases, entry requirements may apply to passengers transferring through an airport en route to another destination. 

Many governments prohibit entry for tourists and business travellers and may prohibit all non-citizens entry to their country, state or region, so please ensure you have the most accurate and up to date information before travel. 

It is the responsibility of the passenger to ensure that any test certificate issued from a COVID-19 testing facility sufficiently meets the local entry requirements of the destination country, state or region including any connecting airport requirements. Certain locations may require the test result to be translated into the local language at each location. Passengers should check local requirements and keep up to date as they evolve.  

For more information on COVID-19 testing facilities located in Ireland please click here.

COVID-19 FAQS

For a full list of COVID-19 related FAQs please click here.

 

 

 


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