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Ireland’s Covid-19 Entry Requirements

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Ireland – a country known for its enchanting beauty, timeless adventure, unique culture, and of course… historic castles and Guiness beer just to name a few. 

Ireland started reopening on July 21, 2020, but has changed entry requirements and rules a few times as Europe adapts to surges of the pandemic. 

Here you'll find all the latest Covid-19 entry requirements for Ireland and everything travelers need to know before booking their trip. 

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Countries Permitted To Visit Ireland

All Countries. 

Technically, all nations and countries are permitted entry into Ireland, under all ‘pre-covid' visa laws. 

Online Authorization Form To Visit Ireland

All arrivals into Ireland, both residents and tourists alike, will have to complete the Covid-19 Passenger Locator Form before entering the country. 

The form is for every traveler who is 18 or older.

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Ireland's COVID-19 Testing Entry Requirements 


Visitors must provide one of the following upon entry:

Recognized vaccines include: Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, Oxford-AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Sinovac, Sinopharm, and Novavax.

COVID-19 Travel Insurance Entry Requirements 

All incoming travelers should have travel insurance the covers COVID-19 for the duration of their trip to Ireland

COVID-19 Health Requirements While in Ireland

From January 22, 2022, most COVID restrictions in Ireland have been lifted.

A COVID certificate is no longer required to access indoor venues and events, including cinemas and theatres, gyms, and restaurants. There are no capacity restrictions on indoor or outdoor venues and no curfew or early closing times.

The remaining requirement is that a mask must be worn in public transit and most public places. 

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Visa Entry Requirements For Ireland During COVID-19

Many countries can visit Ireland Visa free. 

Of course, EU/EEA nations have freedom of movement agreement with Ireland, and other nations like Canada, USA, Australia, Japan and Singapore can all visit visa-free.

If you are a citizen of a nation that requires a visa, you will have to apply at the Irish consulate in your home country before entry. 

Visa Policy of Ireland – credit: TwoFortnights

Ireland Covid-19 Entry Requirements:

  1. Check to see if you need a Visa to enter Ireland
  2. Fill our your Passenger Locator Form
  3. Understand your testing and/or quarantine requirements upon arrival
  4. Follow all health protocols while in Ireland

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Disclaimer: Current travel rules and restrictions can change without notice. The decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling.  Travel Off Path does not endorse traveling against government advisories


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Mark morris

Sunday 3rd of January 2021

I am a commercial skipper delivering a yacht to a costumer, I will arrive at night and fly straight out on the first flight. What am I required to do apart from the travel locator form.


Monday 14th of December 2020

You say the people is a luto go there but is the embassy website says they are not giving turist visa. Please can u explain me about that ?


Wednesday 18th of November 2020

Everything is closed in ireland and we are prohibited from traveling further than 5km from our home. There is no point in coming to Ireland now, and you will be turned back at one of the hundreds of checkpoints around the country. That’s a very important detail for your readers to be aware of.