Ireland: COVID-19 Travel Bans & Travel Restrictions

Updated on 18:38, Sep 27, 2021 UTC+8
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Ireland

Ireland

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Entry into IrelandPartially restricted
Vaccinations
Travelers fully vaccinated with an EMA-approved vaccine are exempt from self-isolation requirements.
COVID-19 Testing
Unvaccinated travelers must have proof of a negative RT-PCR test result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure.
Quarantine
All travelers must self-isolate for 14 days.
Detailed Regulations
All travelers arriving from countries or regions in the European Union, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, or Switzerland must carry proof they either: 1) have completed a full vaccination regimen using a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), 2) have fully recovered from a previous COVID-19 infection no more than 180 days prior to their intended arrival, or 3) have a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure using a reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test. Travelers arriving from any other location (including the United Kingdom), in addition to carrying one of the aforementioned documents, must self-isolate for 14-days upon arrival. Travelers who undergo an RT-PCR test on or after the 5th day following their arrival may end their self-isolation early upon confirmation on a negative result. This policy does not apply to travelers whose journey originated in a location to which the Irish government has applied a so-called "emergency brake." Travelers from such "high-risk" locations who carry proof of vaccination or proof of recovery must also carry proof of a negative RT-PCR test issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure and must self-isolate upon arrival. Travelers lacking proof of vaccination or proof of recovery must carry proof of a negative RT-PCR test issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure and must undergo quarantine at a designated quarantine hotel. Travelers who undergo an RT-PCR test on or after the 10th day following their arrival may end their self-isolation early upon confirmation on a negative result. All travelers able to do so are encouraged to obtain a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate in order to expedite the arrival process in Ireland. More information, including a list "high-risk" locations, is available at the following URL: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/77952-government-advice-on-international-travel/
Returning to United StatesEntry prohibited
Detailed Regulations
Foreign nationals who have visited any of the following countries or regions within 14 days of their arrival in the United States are prohibited from entering: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mainland China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom. This policy provides limited exemptions for persons providing vital support for critical infrastructure, journalists, students, and certain academics covered by exchange visitor programs.

All persons traveling to the United States (including US nationals) must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 3 days to departure using a nucleic acid or antigen test. Alternatively, persons who, at any point within 90 days of their scheduled departure for the United States, tested positive for COVID-19 may present "documentation of recovery" for travel to the United States. This must include proof of the positive test result along with a certificate from a recognized healthcare provider attesting that the traveler is not currently exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is and cleared for travel. All travelers must additionally sign a form attesting that the information provided to airline staff is truthful and accurate to the best of the traveler's knowledge. Persons lacking such proof are prohibited from boarding flights bound for the United States. More information including post-travel recommendations is available via the following URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

The United States government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas and all US land border checkpoints with Canada and Mexico are closed to non-essential traffic. Additional restrictions are in place for persons holding special category visas including H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel arrangements. When arriving into or traveling within the United States, all persons must wear masks covering their mouth and nose while aboard any conveyance or at any transportation hub. Be advised, various state and local authorities in the United States have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions.
FAQ
How often are COVID-19 travel restrictions updated?
Do I have to quarantine when I travel abroad?
What are current COVID-19 travel restrictions?
Can I travel anywhere that does not have COVID-19 travel restrictions?
Am I allowed to travel if I previously had COVID-19?
What policies have airlines put in place in response to COVID-19?
How do I check current COVID-19 travel restrictions?
How can I be sure the information I find here is accurate?