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Coronavirus Advice


Do I need to provide a negative PCR test if I travel to Dublin or Rosslare by ferry?

Travelling to Ireland From 5 December 

 

From 12am Sunday 5 December, all vaccinated passengers and COVID-19 recovered passengers arriving to Ireland must be in possession of a certified antigen test (i.e. not self-administered) taken 48 hours prior to their arrival or a certified RT-PCR test (i.e. not self-administered) taken 72 hours prior to arrival. 

All unvaccinated passengers and children aged 12 to 16 arriving to Ireland must be in possession of a certified RT-PCR test (i.e. not self-administered) taken 72 hours prior to arrival.

Children under 12 are exempt from any testing requirements.

Passengers will be required to present their e-PLF and test certificates when boarding and may be denied boarding if they do not have the appropriate certificates in place. Passengers should also have their vaccination/recovery certificates with them for presentation.

PLEASE NOTE: if you have taken a COVID-19 RT-PCR or Antigen test via the NHS this will not be accepted. Also a follow up RT-PCR test is recommended on day 5 after arrival (provided free through Health Service Executive)

The above requirements are for 14 days from Sunday 5 December, with the procedures reviewed every 14 days.

 

Prior to travelling to Ireland, you are required to fill out a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form online. You should complete this form before arrival at the port (but not more than 72 hours before arrival in Ireland) and show your receipt at check in. This form is only available online. Paper copies are not accepted.

 

Failure to fulfil all of the above requirements will result in you being denied boarding.


Passengers arriving from Great Britain are advised to undertake daily antigen tests for five consecutive days, beginning with the day of arrival (and to self-isolate immediately and seek a PCR test if they develop symptoms or have a positive antigen test).

 

Please select from the relevant links below in order to find out more about how to obtain your vaccination certificate: 

 

England - NHS COVID Pass

Scotland - NHS COVID Pass

Wales - NHS COVID Pass

Northern Ireland  - NHS Proof of Vaccination