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COVID-19 Testing

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

EU Traffic Light System

On the 8th of November the Irish Government adopted the EU traffic light system for travel. Within the traffic light 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 area 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

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. 

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 €199 with results in 5 hours

Location: The RocDoc Health Check drive-through testing facility at Dublin Airport is located in the Green Car Park. Click here for directions.

Please see website on how to book: https://rocdochealthcheck.ie

You can also call RocDoc direct on tel: 01- 969 7893

 

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


Pre-Departure COVID-19 Testing - Important Passenger Information

Passengers should carefully check the COVID-19 entry requirements for a particular country, state or region before travel. In some cases, entry requirements may apply to passengers transferring through an airport en route to another destination. 

The entry requirements for each location across the world can change rapidly in-line with local measures to prohibit the spread of COVID-19. 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.  

The testing facilities named above are all third-party commercial testing facilities and are not part of daa plc, Dublin Airport or Cork Airport. Accordingly, daa plc does not accept any responsibility or liability for these services, including but not limited to the results provided by these services, the costs of the services or the turnaround times.

COVID-19 Testing FAQs

At the moment passengers arriving from an orange, red or grey region must self-isolate or restrict their movements for 14 days.

From midnight 29th November 2020, passengers arriving from an orange, red or grey region are to restrict their movements for 14 days. The period of restricted movement can end if you receive a negative/’not detected’ result of a PCR test that has been taken a minimum of five days after your arrival in Ireland. You should wait for your negative test result to be returned before ending the period of restricted movements.

From November 19th, two private companies, Roc Doc Health Check and Randox, 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 €199 with results in 5 hours

Please see website for details on how to book: https://rocdochealthcheck.ie

You can also call Roc Doc direct on tel: 01-969 7893

Location: The drive-through testing facility is located in the Express Green Car Park at Dublin Airport. Please click here for directions.

Important Passenger Information:

Passengers should carefully check the COVID-19 entry requirements for a particular country, state or region before travel. In some cases, entry requirements may apply to passengers transferring through an airport en route to another destination. 

The entry requirements for each location across the world can change rapidly in-line with local measures to prohibit the spread of COVID-19. 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.  

The testing facilities named above are all third-party commercial testing facilities and are not part of daa plc, Dublin Airport or Cork Airport. Accordingly, daa plc does not accept any responsibility or liability for these services, including but not limited to the results provided by these services, the costs of the services or the turnaround times.

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

From November 19th, two private companies, Roc Doc Health Check and Randox, 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

Please see website for details on how to book: https://rocdochealthcheck.ie

You can also call Roc Doc direct on tel: 01-969 7893

Location: The drive-through testing facility is located in the Express Green Car Park at Dublin Airport. Please click here for directions.

Important Passenger Information:

Passengers should carefully check the COVID-19 entry requirements for a particular country, state or region before travel. In some cases, entry requirements may apply to passengers transferring through an airport en route to another destination. 

The entry requirements for each location across the world can change rapidly in-line with local measures to prohibit the spread of COVID-19. 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.  

The testing facilities named above are all third-party commercial testing facilities and are not part of daa plc, Dublin Airport or Cork Airport. Accordingly, daa plc does not accept any responsibility or liability for these services, including but not limited to the results provided by these services, the costs of the services or the turnaround times.

 

It is not mandatory to take a pre-departure COVID-19 test before travelling to Ireland however you will have to complete an online Passenger Locator Form (see here). Ireland adopted the EU Traffic Light system on the 8th November 2020, and all passengers arriving from a red, orange or grey region will be required to restrict their movements for 14 days upon arrival in Ireland. 

Restrictions do not apply to passengers from green regions. Please see the official EU website here.

The period of 14 days to restrict movements can be waived for passengers arriving from an orange region if they have received a negative COVID-19 PCR test result during the three days before arriving in Ireland. In this case, passengers are requested to have supporting evidence of the negative test in their possession, according to Irish Government guidelines. 

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. 

From November 19th, two private companies, Roc Doc Health Check and Randox, 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 €199 with results in 5 hours

Please see website for details on how to book: https://rocdochealthcheck.ie

You can also call Roc Doc direct on tel: 01-969 7893

Location: The drive-through testing facility is located in the Express Green Car Park at Dublin Airport. Please click here for directions.

Important Passenger Information:

Passengers should carefully check the COVID-19 entry requirements for a particular country, state or region before travel. In some cases, entry requirements may apply to passengers transferring through an airport en route to another destination. 

The entry requirements for each location across the world can change rapidly in-line with local measures to prohibit the spread of COVID-19. 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.  

The testing facilities named above are all third-party commercial testing facilities and are not part of daa plc, Dublin Airport or Cork Airport. Accordingly, daa plc does not accept any responsibility or liability for these services, including but not limited to the results provided by these services, the costs of the services or the turnaround times.

 

In most cases the certificate showing the 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.

Please check with the destination country before travel to verify the documentation required to prove a negative COVID-19 test result. They may require a printed certificate to confirm a negative RT-PCR test for Covid-19, issued from a certified laboratory. Daa plc strongly recommend that all passengers prepare and print all such certificates in advance of arriving at the airport and travel. 

Please note that 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.

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