Tourism Ireland has applauded the government’s decision to remove additional pre-travel testing requirements.
The precautions were initially put in place to combat the introduction of the Covid-19 Omicron variant.
Travelers who are fully vaccinated will no longer be required to perform a pre-departure PCR test before entering the country.
The new rules for entering the Republic of Ireland are as follows:
- Travelers who have been vaccinated or have recovered from Covid will be asked to provide a valid Digital Covid Certificate or other approved proof of vaccination/previous infection before entering Ireland.
- Travellers who have not been vaccinated or recovered will be required to show proof of a negative RT-PCR test performed within 72 hours of their arrival in Ireland.
Children under the age of 11 are exempted from mandatory testing, and there are a few other exceptions.
Quarantine is not required for visitors to Ireland.
If you develop COVID-19 symptoms or are in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case, you should follow public health advice.
“We’re delighted to be able to welcome travellers back to Ireland without the need for pre-departure testing for fully vaccinated visitors,” commented Julie Wakley, Tourism Ireland’s head of Great Britain.
“Hassle-free travel within the Common Travel Area has resumed and fully vaccinated visitors from Great Britain will be able to travel between GB and Ireland with no testing or quarantine required.”
An online COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form is required of all travellers to Ireland.
Each traveller over the age of 18 should fill out a separate form. You will receive an email receipt, which you must present at the time of boarding. It is a prerequisite for boarding.
If you come in Ireland via Northern Ireland and were out of the country for the previous 28 days, you must also fill out this form.
The information you provide on the form may be used to contact you to verify your location or to notify you if COVID-19 has been confirmed or suspected on your flight or ferry.
For travellers coming from the United Kingdom, the travel advice for Northern Ireland remains unchanged.
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