Requirements When travelling to Ireland

Last updated 7 March 2022


Travelling to Northern Ireland


Passengers travelling to Northern Ireland on our Cairnryan to Belfast or Liverpool to Belfast routes do not have to undertake any PCR or Antigen testing, do not need to fill in any locator form and do not need to quarantine as long as they have not been outside of the Common Travel Area (UK, Republic of Ireland, Channel Isles, Isle of Man) in the 10 days prior to travel. 


It is recommended, but not required, that passengers take a Lateral Flow test prior to travel and only travel if the test is negative. It is also recommended that passengers take a Lateral Flow test on days 2 and 8 after arrival (if applicable) and follow standard self-isolation advice if either test is positive.



Travelling to the Republic of Ireland


From Sunday 6 March 2022, travellers to Ireland are not required to show proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or a negative PCR test result upon arrival.


There are no post-arrival testing or quarantine requirements for travellers to Ireland.


Any individual that develops COVID-19 symptoms while in Ireland should follow the HSE guidance in relation to isolation and undertaking antigen or PCR testing as appropriate.


Passenger Locator Form


From Sunday 6 March 2022, travellers to Ireland are no longer asked to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. Stena Line will not require a Passenger Locator Form receipt prior to travel.


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