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.
Countries Permitted To Visit Ireland
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.
Ireland’s COVID-19 Testing Entry Requirements
Visitors must provide one of the following upon entry:
- vaccination certificate (valid for 270 days from last dose)
- proof of recovery (valid for 180 days)
- a negative 72-hour PCR test
Failure to show any of the above will result to a fine or imprisonment.
Recognized vaccines include: Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, Oxford-AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Sinovac, Sinopharm, and Novavax.
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.
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.
Ireland Covid-19 Entry Requirements:
- Check to see if you need a Visa to enter Ireland
- Fill our your Passenger Locator Form
- Understand your testing and/or quarantine requirements upon arrival
- Follow all health protocols while in Ireland
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