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  • MasksRequired in some cases
  • COVID TestTest/certificate required to enter
  • RestaurantsOpen
  • Quarantine5-14 days at home/facility
  • Public TransportationReduced
Updated: August 13, 2021
Reviewed: October 23, 2021
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Ireland's borders are open for travel, but number of flights is reduced. Domestically, some restrictions are being lifted again.

Can I travel to Ireland?

Ireland's borders are open, but there are limited flights, and restrictions are in place for some arrivals.

Do I need to go into quarantine when arriving to Ireland?

  • Anyone entering Ireland is required to self-quarantine for 14 days. It is possible to shorten this period if taking a PCR test after 5 days and receiving a negative result.
  • Vaccinated and recovered arrivals are exempt from quarantine, unless arriving from a high-risk country.
  • Unvaccinated arrivals from the EU, Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Iceland are exempt from quarantine if presenting negative test results.

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to Ireland?

  • All arrivals to Ireland must present a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours. Additional tests will be done upon entry.
  • Before entering Ireland, it is required to fill a Public Health Passenger Locator Form, and not doing so may result in up to €2,500 fine.
  • A PCR test is optional after 5 days, to shorten self-isolation period. This does not apply to arrivals from countries considered high risk.
  • Vaccinated and recovered arrivals are exempt from testing unless arriving from a high-risk country.

Is public transportation open in Ireland?

Public transportation in Ireland is operating in a reduced capacity.

Are the restaurants and bars open in Ireland?

Restaurants, cafes and bars in Ireland are open.

Proof of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19 is required.

Are businesses and attractions open in Ireland?

  • Non-essential businesses and cultural attractions in Ireland are open.
  • Leisure businesses such as gyms, swimming pools and other fitness facilities are open for individual training.
  • Proof of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19 is required.

Do I need to wear a face mask in Ireland?

Wearing face masks is required on public transportation and in enclosed public places.


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