Covid-19 Travel Regulations For Ireland after 19th July 2021:

From 19 July, Ireland will operate the EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) for travel within the EU/EEA. Passengers arriving into Ireland with the DCC will not need to quarantine after arrival. It is important to understand that your Digital Covid Certificate must certify at least one of the following:

  • You have been vaccinated against COVID-19 (with an EU approved vaccine)
  • You have recovered from COVID-19 (within the last 6 months)
  • You have received a negative PCR test result (test to be taken no more than 72 hours before arrival)

If you do not have a Digital Covid Certificate, then you must show a negative PCR test (test to be taken no more than 72 hours before arrival).

Children aged between 7 and 18 who have not been vaccinated must have a negative PCR test (test to be taken no more than 72 hours before arrival)

A passenger who has been in a non-EU/EEA country in the 14 days prior to arrival into Ireland will be subject to the rules applying to that country (see below).

Passengers travelling into Ireland from outside EU/EEA

From 19 July, Ireland will follow the EU approach to travel into the EU from third countries. An “emergency brake” will be applied for countries outside the European Union where there are potentially dangerous variants of concern in circulation.

Travelling from a country which is not on the EU emergency brake list:

I AM VACCINATED: If you are are already vaccinated (EU Approved), you do not need to covid test before travel or to quarantine after arrival.

I AM NOT VACCINATED: You will need to show evidence of a PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival and you will need to self-quarantine at your accommodation address after arrival. The period of  self quarantine can come to an end if you get a negative PCR test taken no earlier than five days after arrival.  This second PCR test is free of charge and is available at testing centers operated  Health Service Executive (HSE). The test should be booked in advance of arrival in Ireland and must be booked for a date at least 5 days after arrival. You may book a test by visiting the HSE Test Booking website.

Travelling from countries on the EU emergency brake list

I AM VACCINATED: If you are already vaccinated and arriving from a country with an emergency brake, you will need to show evidence of a PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival and you will be required to self-quarantine (at home), which could end if you get a negative PCR test no earlier than five days after arrival. This second PCR test is free of charge and is available at testing centers operated  Health Service Executive (HSE). The test should be booked in advance of arrival in Ireland and must be booked for a date at least 5 days after arrival. You may book a test by visiting the HSE Test Booking website.

I AM NOT VACCINATED: The rules are more strict again for those who are not vaccinated and are arriving from a country on the emergency brake list. In this instance you will be required to go into mandatory hotel quarantine for 14 days, which could end after day 10 if you get a negative PCR test (which is arranged through the HSE).

Covid Travel Flowchart