The Passenger Locator Form, is an online form, which must be completed before your travel. This online formular helps in the contact tracing. The Passenger Locator Form does not replace an Evisa and must be completed separately from the Evisa.

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Travelling to Ireland

Required Forms

Foreign passengers arriving in Ireland, including Irish citizens, must complete the COVID-19 Passenger Tracking Form 48 hours before arrival. Failure to complete the form as requested constitutes a criminal offense. False statements or misleading information on the form are also considered offenses. Once the form is completed, you will receive a confirmation by e-mail. Please present this confirmation email or a completed hard copy of the form to the officer present at the point of entry into the State.

During the 14 days following your arrival, the information on the form can be used to:

  • send you public health information,
  • contact you to verify that the information indicated on the form is correct and
  • for monitoring confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19.

To do this you will need:

  • your passport information
  • your telephone number and your e-mail address
  • travel-related information, including times and dates
  • the address at which you will be staying in Ireland (if applicable)
  • Nationals of the following countries who were granted visa waiver now require a visa or transit visa to travel to Ireland: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Guyana, Paraguay, Uruguay, South Africa
  • Nationals of the following countries currently requiring a visa but not a transit visa must now obtain an immediate visa or transit visa: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Suriname

Visa requirement exemptions:

  • Irish residents in possession of their original Irish Residence Card.
  • Family members of European citizens holding a residence card issued under Article 10 or 20 of Directive 2004/38 / EC and traveling to find or accompany the family member in question. Please note that residence cards issued by the UK do not allow visa waiver for Ireland.
  • Flight personnel of airlines traveling to the country in the performance of their duties.
  • Seafarers wishing to enter the country to embark on or disembark from ships or transiting the country for these purposes. These sailors must bring their maritime booklet issued under the framework of ILO 108 or ILO 185.
  • Persons exempted for any other reason in accordance with law S.I. 473/2014.
  • For updated travel information, visit www.gov.ie or www.inis.gov.ie for visa information.

COVID-19 Testing Requirements

All passengers traveling to Ireland must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result carried out within 72 hours of arrival in the country.

Exemptions

  • Holders of a valid certificate (appendix 3), drivers of heavy goods vehicles, airline pilots, flight personnel, captains, or maritime crews
  • Passengers traveling to the State following an arrest warrant, extradition proceedings or other legal obligations
  • Members of A Garda Síochána or of the defense forces visiting the State in the exercise of their functions
  • Passengers traveling to the State under exceptional special circumstances that made it impossible to perform a COVID-19 RT? PCR test before their trip, provided they are in possession of a written confirmation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs urgent humanitarian reasons for the trip.
  • Passengers up to 6 years old
  • Passengers in transit
  • Passengers who have left the State to provide services or to exercise their functions as administrators (by virtue of a text or the constitution) or parliamentarians of Oireachtas or members of the European Parliament
  • Passengers traveling to the State for urgent, compelling, and unavoidable medical reasons, confirmed by a registered doctor or a person with equivalent qualifications abroad

Quarantine

  • As of April 16, 2021, fully vaccinated passengers, and their families or those traveling with infants under four weeks of age as well as essential workers can benefit from a quarantine exemption. Passengers in this category are not required to observe a mandatory quarantine at the hotel and will be allowed on board flights without having to present proof of reservation for the quarantine.
  • People who meet any of the following criteria are considered "fully vaccinated":
    • Seven days have passed since the second dose of Pfizer. BioNTech
    • 14 days have passed since the second dose of Moderna
    • 15 days have passed since the second dose of Oxford? AstraZeneca
    • 14 days have passed since a single dose of Johnson & Johnson / Janssen
  • You can find more information here.
  • As of March 26, 2021, passengers who have traveled to the indicated high-risk countries (including from or via Dubai) in the 14 days prior to arrival in Ireland must observe a quarantine at a designated facility. The quarantine period will be up to 14 days and passengers should reserve the property at their own expense prior to arrival in Ireland. Passengers must provide proof of reservation at a designated quarantine center upon check-in.
  • You will find additional information on the government website.
  • Passengers face prosecution by entering the state without proof of RT. PCR testing for COVID-19 in the form of a fine of up to EUR 2,500 and up to six months in prison.
  • Passengers traveling to Ireland without the required proof of a negative COVID-19 RT? PCR test result performed 72 hours before arrival will need to proceed to the designated quarantine facility.
  • Click here for the list of exemptions and FAQs.
  • Other information
  • Public health measures applying to the general population in Ireland also apply to arriving passengers. You can get more information on the Irish Government Portal.
  • For more information, visit the website of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
  • Travel restrictions on arrival
  • There is a high incidence rate of COVID-19 across most of Europe and the region has been placed in the high risk country category (orange / red). If you are traveling from a country in an orange, red or gray zone, or outside the EU, you must limit your travel for 14 days. These regulations apply to everyone traveling to the state, even if they do not have symptoms. If you are unsure of the level of risk in your home region, check the ECDC website.
  • To limit your travel, you should stay at home or where you are staying and avoid contact with others, including those in your household who are particularly at risk if they contract COVID-19. To protect them, you must wear a mask, even indoors. You can go out on your own for exercise as long as you keep a distance of two meters from other people. You do not can't meet people outside of your home. You can find more information on the HSE website.
  • Watch carefully for symptoms. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are:
    • fever (temperature 38 degrees Celsius or higher)
    • cough (any type of cough, not just dry)
    • shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing
    • loss or alteration of taste or smell
  • If you develop symptoms after arrival, you should immediately self-isolate and contact your primary care physician or HSE Live on 1850 24 1850.

You are not subject to travel restrictions.

If you:

  • Come from an Amber Box area and have tested negative / "not detected" on a PCR test carried out within three days of your departure to Ireland. You must bring your test result with you.
  • Hold a position or meet an essential need, such as for a professional mission or a pressing family reason. You are not required to limit your travel in the performance of your duties or for family reasons, but you must comply with travel restrictions in other cases for 14 days.
  • For returning passengers after having carried out an essential mission in another region without limitation of travel in that region.
  • Please provide the necessary supporting documents for your compelling reasons. You can find more information here.
  • Getting to the UK via Ireland
  • Please adhere to the regulations described in the Going to the UK section of the travel conditions page, in addition to the regulations for Ireland.