New rules for travelling to Ireland

After 00.01am on Friday 3 December 2021, anyone travelling to Ireland has to show a negative test for COVID-19.
– if you do not have a Digital COVID Certificate based on vaccination or recovery, you have to show a negative (‘not detected’) RT-PCR test which was carried out no more than 72 hours before you arrive in Ireland
– if you have proof of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19, you have to show a negative (‘not detected’) antigen test which was carried out no more than 48 hours before you arrive in Ireland. Alternatively, you can show a negative (‘not detected’) RT-PCR test which was carried out no more than 72 hours before you arrive
– children aged 11 and under have an exemption from testing requirements.

Antigen tests have to be carried out by approved professionals – you can’t test yourself.

If you are travelling to Ireland from overseas you must fill out a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) before departure.