COVID-19 travel restrictions: Ireland

COVID-19 travel restrictions: Ireland

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This article was published on January 28, 2022, and all the information in the article is correct as of this time. Before you book your trip, we highly recommend that you also check official sources for the most up-to-date travel requirements, as they are subject to constant change.

Can I enter Ireland?

You can enter Ireland now. Nevertheless, please note that several local COVID-19 restrictions are in place.

Please note that from March 6, 2022, travelers are longer not required to fill in a Passenger Locator Form when traveling to Ireland.

Can I enter Ireland if I am vaccinated?

Ivy-covered historical building in a Dublin park — ShutterstockArdilaun Lodge on St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin — Shutterstock

You can enter Ireland if you are vaccinated. As of January 2022, the following vaccine drugs are approved in Ireland:

  • AstraZeneca / Oxford (you are considered fully vaccinated 15 days after the second vaccine)
  • Pfizer (you are considered fully vaccinated seven days after the second vaccine)
  • Moderna (you are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after the second vaccine)
  • Johnson & Johnson (14 days)
  • Sinopharm (14 days)
  • Coronavac (14 days)
  • Covaxin (14 days)

Travel documents if I am vaccinated

Starting from March 6, 2022, travelers are not required to show their vaccination certificates.

Can I enter Ireland if I am unvaccinated?

You can enter Ireland if you are unvaccinated.

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

Starting from March 6, 2022, travelers are not required to show their COVID-19 tests or certificates of recovery from the disease.

Who cannot enter Ireland?

Nowadays, there are no COVID-19-related restrictions on entering Ireland other than those mentioned above. Please be ready to present the necessary paperwork such as a passport, visa, or any other documents required by Irish law.

Can I leave Ireland?

You can leave Ireland regardless of your vaccination status. Please take your time to learn the entry requirements of your destination country.

Travel documents if I am vaccinated

  • A certificate of full vaccination against COVID-19 in paper or electronic format (the EU digital COVID certificate to travel within the EU)

Please make sure to learn the requirements concerning the negative test results of your destination in advance.

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (no more than 180 days old before the day of crossing the border of a particular country)
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (the relevant period and kind of test may vary, please check the requirements of the destination country)

Traveling from Ireland to “red” and “non-red” areas

Howth Head on the Dublin coast at dusk — ShutterstockHowth Head, just outside of Dublin — Shutterstock

Presently, there are no strict restrictions on traveling from Ireland to any country. The Ministry of Health kindly reminds travelers that no trip is safe during the pandemic. You can visit the official state website to find out the requirements of all countries.

COVID-19 situation in Ireland currently

Compared to the previous months, the COVID-19 situation in Ireland is safe as of January 2022. Please be aware of the COVID-19 regulations to ensure your safety.


Is it safe to travel to Ireland right now?

International travel to Ireland is currently safe. Nearly 78% of the total Irish population have been fully vaccinated. 

Is Dublin open for travel?

Currently, Dublin is open for travelers. COVID-19-related restrictions in the capital are the same as in the rest of the country.

Do I have to quarantine if I go to Ireland?

As of January 2022, foreign travelers are not obliged to undergo quarantine upon arrival in Ireland.

How do I get a health pass to travel to Ireland?

  • For travelers from the EU and Schengen Area — the EU Digital COVID Certificate
  • For travelers outside of the EU and Schengen — please carry your paper documentation with you

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