Last updated 18 August 2021
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 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
Please consult gov.ie/travel for information on travel restrictions and requirements for travelling to Ireland.
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 you arrive into Ireland) and show your receipt at check in. This form is only available online. Paper copies are not accepted.
Travelling to the Republic of 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 based on your country of residency to find out 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
While paper vaccine cards are accepted as proof of vaccination, we strongly advise our guests to access their NHS Covid Pass to avoid any potential issues upon arrival.
Travelling to the Republic of 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)
Republic of Ireland - EU Digital COVID Certificate
- 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.