Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Travel Advice Ireland

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)


The travel industry worldwide has been at a standstill due to travel restrictions following the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. If your current or future travel plans have been affected, here is what you need to know.

What do I need to do when I arrive in Ireland?

When you arrive in Ireland from another country, you must self-isolate for 14 days. This applies to both Irish and non-Irish citizens.

When you arrive at the airport, you will be asked to complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form. This can be downloaded here.

Please note that the authorities may contact you within 14 days to confirm your self-isolating.

What does self-isolating mean?

Self-isolating means avoiding contact with other individuals and staying indoors.

Are there any exclusions to these requirements?

Yes, if you are returning to the Republic from Northern Ireland, you do not need to self-isolate.

If you are a pilot, a haulier or a maritime staff, you are considered an essential supply chain worker; therefore, you do not need to self-isolate.

If you are in transit to another country and your flight has briefly set down.

For more information, please refer to the HSE website.

I have plans to leave Ireland. What do I need to know?

Keep updated with DFA – Department of Foreign Affairs travel advisory announcements. Such as travel advice and restrictions put in place by regions and countries around the world affected by Covid-19

The DFA is currently advising against all non-essential travel abroad. This includes by plane and cruise ships. This advice consists of the UK. However, Northern Ireland is exempt.

For further information, you can visit the Department of Foreign Affairs website or call them on their dedicated COVID-19 helpline at +353 1 6131733.