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Coronavirus Advice


If I travel to Dublin or Rosslare by ferry do I need to self-quarantine?

Please consult gov.ie/travel for information on travel restrictions and requirements for travelling to Ireland. 

 

Travelling to the Republic of Ireland

 

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 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.


Travel until 2 December

 

Prior to travelling to Ireland, you are required to fill out a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form online and show your receipt at check in. The form should be completed within 48 hours of your arrival into Ireland. This form is only available online. Paper copies are not accepted. 

 

  

Travelling to Ireland from inside the EU 

 

  • If you have an EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC), no travel-related testing or quarantine will be necessary.
  • If you have valid proof that you have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 180 days, no travel-related testing or quarantine will be necessary.
  • If you do not have valid proof of vaccination or recovery, you will need to present evidence of a negative RT-PCR result from a test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival into the country. A follow up RT-PCR test is recommended on day 5 after arrival (provided free through Health Service Executive)

 

Travelling to Ireland from outside the EU (including Great Britain)

 

  • If you have valid proof of vaccination, no travel-related testing or quarantine will be necessary.
  • If you have valid proof of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 180 days, no travel-related testing or quarantine will be necessary.
  • If you do not have valid proof of vaccination or recovery, you will need to:
    • present evidence of a negative result from a RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival into the country
    • self-quarantine for 14 days
    • If you receive a negative result from a RT-PCR test taken from day 5 onwards after arrival into Ireland, you will be able to leave quarantine.

 

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 Vaccination Status

Wales - NHS COVID Pass

Northern Ireland  - NHS Proof of Vaccination

 

 

Children

  • Children aged 12 and over (12-17) years will be required to present proof of a negative PCR test taken not more than 72 hours before arrival unless they have proof of vaccination or recovery. No quarantine is required.
  • Children aged 11 and under do not need a PCR test. No quarantine is required.
  • Children of any age, travelling with accompanying vaccinated or recovered adults will not be required to self-quarantine post arrival. However, where one accompanying adult needs to self-quarantine, then all children must also self-quarantine.

     

     

Any passengers who develop symptoms of COVID-19 post-arrival are advised to present for testing with the Health Service Executive.