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Ireland coronavirus travel restrictions

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The travel advice is Exercise a high degree of caution to Ireland. Ireland is Open with restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Ireland. Ireland is part of Europe with main city at Dublin. Its Developed country with a population of 6M people. The main currency is Euro. The languages spoken are Irish and English.
👍 Developed   👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 6M people
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🚨 Travel Advice for Ireland

Open with restrictions

for travel
International travel to Ireland is permitted. It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Vaccinated traveller exceptions

Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements.
The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure. All vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency are accepted.
The list of accepted vaccines can be found at https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/77952-government-advice-on-international-travel/

EU Digital COVID Certificate

Travelers may provide their EU Digital Certificate in paper or digital format as proof of vaccination, negative test result, or previous recovery. Health documents provided this way will not require further verification on arrival.
Full details on the EU Digital Certificate, including how EU residents can access their certificate, can be found at https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/coronavirus-response/safe-covid-19-vaccines-europeans/eu-digital-covid-certificateen

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. This period can be shortened if an RT-PCR test is taken on day 5 and a negative result is confirmed. The test can be booked by using an HSE walk-in testing center, further details can be found at https://www.hse.ie/cvdtest
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from the quarantine requirement.
If a 'designated state' has been visited in the previous 14 days, travelers will be required to complete a mandatory hotel quarantine, unless fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19. Further information can be found at https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/b4020-travelling-to-ireland-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/#designated-states-mandatory-hotel-quarantine

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative RT-PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on arrival. This may also be required prior to boarding the flight.
Alternatively, those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from testing requirements and may provide proof of a positive PCR test, taken at least 11 days before departure and not more than 180 days, on departure. This document must be in English or Irish.

Additional documents required

An online 'Public Health Passenger Locator Form' must also be completed prior to arrival. - Public health passenger locator form
For more details Government of Ireland

Government measures

A phased re-opening is in progress throughout Ireland and inter-county travel has resumed, restrictions may vary depending on the county visited. Proof of vaccination or previous recovery may be required to attend large events. A household that is not fully vaccinated can only gather with one other household that is not fully vaccinated, there are no social gatherings limits for those who are vaccinated. For detailed information, please visit https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/0bd80-new-public-health-measures-announced-the-path-ahead/

Use of masks

Face masks are required in enclosed environments and on public transport.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating as usual.

Restaurants

Restaurants are open with limits to capacity in place to allow for social distancing, but must close by 11:30 pm. Customers unable to prove recovery from previous infection or vaccination may only be permitted to be served outdoors based on government regulations.

Bars

Bars are open with limits to capacity in place to allow for social distancing, but must close by 11:30 pm. Customers unable to prove recovery from previous infection or vaccination may only be permitted to be served outdoors based on government regulations.

Nightclubs

Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

On return

Vaccinated traveller exceptions

Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, do not require an essential reason to enter and are exempt from quarantine and mandatory testing on arrival requirements. Vaccinated travelers must still provide a pre-departure test and may be randomly selected to be tested on arrival. Travelers are also required to have a suitable quarantine plan in place for 14 days even when seeking the fully vaccinated exemption.
Proof of vaccination must be uploaded on the 'ArriveCAN' application. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure and supporting documentation must be in English, French, or with a certified translation. Further information can be found at https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada#determine-fully

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative test result, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be presented on departure.
Further information on the testing requirements, such as types of tests accepted, can be found at https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/flying-canada-checklist/covid-19-testing-travellers-coming-into-canada?utmcampaign=gac-amc-covid-20-21&utmsource=travel-covidtravel-restrictionsflying&utmmedium=redirect&utmcontent=en#getting-tested

Testing on arrival

A molecular test will be administered on arrival and travelers will be provided COVID-19 at-home specimen collection kits which must be taken on day 8 of the quarantine period. The kit contains information on how to collect, store and ship the samples.
Travelers may register for the test on arrival at https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/flying-canada-checklist/covid-19-testing-travellers-coming-into-canada?utmcampaign=gac-amc-covid-20-21&utmsource=travel-covidtravel-restrictionsflying&utmmedium=redirect&utmcontent=en#register

Travel restriction details for Ireland

🚫 Destination Quarantine required
🛬 Return Quarantine required
🏖️ Some Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
🛍️ Open shopping
🚌 Operational transport
📅 events Partially Allowed

🔒 Lockdown Details for Ireland

Face coverings are mandatory in retail outlets, in taxis, in bus and rail stations, on public transport and for workers in customer facing roles in cafés, bars and restaurants.
Physical distancing of at least 2 metres should be respected.
If you are an unvaccinated household you can have visitors from 1 other unvaccinated household inside your home. Vaccine bonus remains in place for vaccinated households.
From 5 July, you can have visitors from up to 3 other households inside your home
Masks should be worn in crowded outdoor spaces.
Outdoor events: maximum of 100 attendees for the majority of venues, maximum of 200 for outdoor venues with a minimum accredited capacity of 5000 people.
From 5 July, for organised indoor events, maximum of 50 attendees at the majority of venues. Maximum of 100 can attend events in larger venues with strict public health measures in place. For organised outdoor events, maximum of 200 attendees for the majority of venues. Maximum of 500 for outdoor venues with a minimum accredited capacity of 5000 people.
All retail is closed except for essential retail.
All non-essential services are closed. Click and collect from non-essential retail outlets should be discontinued. Existing orders may be collected. Click and deliver will continue to be permitted.
Outdoor services are open. Indoor services will resume on 5 July (subject to the public health situation at the time)
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🛡️ Travel safety for Ireland

Exercise a high degree of caution

You can travel to Ireland if you're within the EU and Schengen Area or if you have proof of vaccination or recovery. The EU is coordinating an ‘emergency brake’ mechanism to protect citizens against COVID-19 variants of concern. This applies if you're arriving in Ireland from outside the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Great Britain. Travel-related testing and self-isolation/quarantine is dependent on the country you're arriving from. Exemptions apply, including if you’re fully vaccinated. See ‘Travel’. Ireland accepts certificates issued by other EU member states under the EU Digital Certificate Scheme. We now advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Ireland due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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