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๐Ÿฆ  Ireland COVID-19 travel requirements

Last updated: 14 October 2021, 14:49 (GMT +4)

Travel from the UAE to Ireland

UAE citizens and residents of the UAE can travel to Ireland and will require one of the following conditions:

  • Be fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Approved vaccines:
    • Pfizer-BioNtech - 7 days after the second dose
    • Moderna - 14 days after the second dose
    • Oxford-AstraZeneca- 15 days after the second dose
    • Johnson & Johnson/Janssen - 14 days after a single dose
  • Have evidence of a negative or โ€˜not detectedโ€™ result from an COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken up to 72 hours prior to arrival.
  • Have an EU Digital COVID-19 Certification of recovery

All passengers must complete a passenger locator form (PLF).

Passengers arriving from Dubai do not need a quarantine booking.

Non-vaccinated children under 12 years of age are permitted to travel with fully vaccinated parents without any additional requirements.

Travel to Ireland

Travel eligibility

Effective 19 July, passengers arriving in Ireland will require one of the following. This applies to passengers whose journey originates in Dubai or are travelling through Dubai from countries that are not โ€œEmergency Brakeโ€ countries.

  • Be fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency
  • Have evidence of a negative/not detected result from an RT-PCR test taken up to 72 hours before arrival
  • Have an EU Digital COVID-19 Certification of recovery

Accompanying Children

  • Children aged 11 or below are not required to take a pre-departure test to travel into Ireland.
  • Children aged 12 to 17 will be required to present a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours of arrival.
  • Children of any age who are travelling with vaccinated or recovered adults will not be required to self-quarantine upon arrival. When travelling with passengers who are required to quarantine at home, accompanying children must should also home quarantine.
  • All children aged 12 and over are recommended by public health to take the free COVID-19 test on day 6 of arrival.

You are considered "fully vaccinated" when you satisfy one of the following requirements:

  • 7 days after the second dose of Pfizer-BioNtech
  • 14 days after the second dose of Moderna
  • 15 days after the second dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca
  • 14 days after a single dose of Johnson & Johnson/ Janssen

Further information can be found here.

For list of exemptions and FAQs please click here.

Passengers with a journey originating from a country to which an emergency brake has been applied

1. If you have valid proof of vaccination, you will need to:

  • present evidence of a negative result from a COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival
  • undergo self-quarantine
  • if you receive a negative result from a COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken from day 5 onwards after arrival into Ireland, you will be able to leave quarantine

2. If you have valid proof that you have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 180 days, you will need to:

  • present evidence of a negative result from a COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival
  • undergo self-quarantine
  • if you receive a negative result from a COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken from day 5 onwards after arrival into Ireland, you will be able to leave quarantine

3. If you do not have valid proof of vaccination or recovery, you will need to:

  • present evidence of a negative result from a COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival
  • undergo self-quarantine for 14 days
  • if you receive a negative result from a COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken from day 10 onwards after arrival into Ireland, you will be able to leave quarantine

Visit the Ireland government website for more information.

Required forms

Passengers arriving in Ireland from overseas, including Irish citizens, must complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form 48 hours before their arrival. It is a penal offence not to complete the form in the manner specified. It is also an offence to provide false or misleading information on the form. You will receive an email receipt once you have completed the form. Please present the email receipt or a completed printed version of the form at the time of check-in to an officer at your point of entry to the state. Effective 12 July 2021, presenting the digital receipt of the passenger locator form (PLF) is mandatory and penalties may be imposed for failure to complete the form.

During the 14 days following your arrival the information on the form may be used:

  • to provide you with public health information,
  • to contact you to verify that the information on the form is correct and
  • for the purpose of contact tracing in relation to confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19.

To complete the form, you will need:

  • your passport details
  • your telephone and email address
  • your travel details, including times and dates
  • the address where you will stay in the Ireland (if applicable)

Other information

The public health measures that apply to all of the population in Ireland, will also apply to all arriving passengers. You can get more information on the Ireland government portal.

For more information, please visit the Department of Foreign Affairs and trade website.

Travel to United Kingdom through Ireland

Please ensure to comply with the regulations mentioned on the Travel to United Kingdom section of the travel regulations page, in addition to the regulations for Ireland.

Travel from Ireland

COVID-19 testing requirements

In cooperation with the following laboratories, Emirates has simplified procedures so you can take COVID 19 PCR test with confidence before you travel. Find the testing facility closest to you and present your ticket or booking confirmation. You should receive your test results within 96 hours after the sample is taken. Please note that Emirates is not liable for the samples, their transfer and analysis as carried out under the full responsibility of these laboratories, nor for any delay in the release of test results.

Travelling to, from and through Dubai

If you re travelling to, from or transiting through Dubai, please check our Travel requirements for Dubai.