• MasksRequired
  • COVID TestRT-PCR required to enter
  • RestaurantsClosed
  • Quarantine5-14 days at home/facility
  • Public TransportationReduced
Updated: April 16, 2021
Reviewed: May 3, 2021
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Ireland's borders are open for travel, but number of flights is reduced. Domestically, some restrictions have been re-imposed.

Can I travel to Ireland?

  • Ireland's borders are open, but there are limited flights, and restrictions are in place for some arrivals.
  • Flights and ferries from the UK are suspended.

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.
  • Arrivals from high-risk countries must go into a mandatory quarantine for 14 days in a designated hotel. The time could be reduced if receiving a negative COVID-19 test on day 10 of quarantine.

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.
  • Arrivals from Northern Ireland and the UK are exempt.
  • 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.

Is public transportation open in Ireland?

Public transportation in Ireland is operating in reduced capacity.

Are the restaurants and bars open in Ireland?

Restaurants, cafes and bars in Ireland are closed.

Are businesses and attractions open in Ireland?

Non-essential businesses and attractions in Ireland are closed.

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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