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Republic of Ireland travel restrictions

Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes
Airlines Updates

Published on 21.11.2020
Fitch Affirms Ryanair at ‘BBB’; Outlook Negative

Published on 20.11.2020
Aer Lingus plans Manchester Transatlantic Flights

Published on 11.11.2020
Aer Lingus cancels number of Christmas flights in and out of Ireland due to Covid-19

Published on 02.11.2020
Ryanair reports reports first half loss of €197 million as traffic falls 80% to 17 million

Published on 28.10.2020
Ryanair suspends all commercial flights to, from regional airports from 14 November until 13 December

Published on 15.10.2020
Ryanair cuts back winter flight schedule

Published on 06.10.2020
AerLingus schedules A330-300 London service in W20

30.09.2020 AerLingus this week extended schedule update until the end of the summer 2020 season, effective until 24OCT20. Planned operation for the period of 01OCT20 – 24OCT20, as of 29SEP20, as follows. Additional changes remain likely, due to various travel restrictions.

Belfast City – Birmingham 13 weekly ATR72
Belfast City – East Midlands 11 weekly ATR72
Belfast City – Edinburgh 10 weekly ATR72
Belfast City – Exeter 4 weekly ATR72
Belfast City – Leeds/Bradford 11 weekly ATR72
Belfast City – London Heathrow 16 weekly ATR72
Belfast City – Manchester 13 weekly ATR72
Cork – Amsterdam 4 weekly A320
Cork – London Heathrow 7 weekly A320
Dublin – Amsterdam 10 weekly A320/321
Dublin – Berlin Tegel 4 weekly A320
Dublin – Boston 7 weekly A330
Dublin – Brussels 6 weekly A320 (5 weekly from 07OCT20)
Dublin – Catania 2 weekly A320 (1 weekly from 18OCT20)
Dublin – Chicago O’Hare 7 weekly A330
Dublin – Donegal 14 weekly ATR42
Dublin – Dusseldorf 4 weekly A320
Dublin – Edinburgh 7 weekly ATR72
Dublin – Faro 4 weekly A321
Dublin – Glasgow 7 weekly ATR72
Dublin – Izmir 3 weekly A320 (2 weekly from 09OCT20)
Dublin – Kerry 14 weekly ATR72
Dublin – Lanzarote 3 weekly A321
Dublin – London Heathrow 18 weekly A320/321neo
Dublin – Lyon 3 weekly A320 (until 11OCT20)
Dublin – Malaga 7 weekly A330 (6 weekly from 13OCT20)
Dublin – Manchester 7 weekly A320
Dublin – Milan Linate 3 weekly A320 (4 weekly from 07OCT20)
Dublin – Munich 4 weekly A320
Dublin – Naples 2 weekly A321
Dublin – New York JFK 7 weekly A330
Dublin – Paris CDG 10 weekly A320
Dublin – Rome 5 weekly A320/321
Dublin – Venice 3 weekly A320

Published on 07.09.2020
Ryanair increases Bournemouth – Tenerife service from late-Oct 2020

Published on 04.09.2020
Ryanair adds Liverpool – Kosice route from late-Oct 2020

Published on 01.09.2020
Ryanair cancels almost all flights to Ukraine in second half of September

Published on 17.08.2020
Ryanair will cancel almost one in five flights from its September and October schedules as COVID-19 cases increase in Europe

Published on 30.07.2020
Ryanair expands Dublin – Greece network from late-August 2020

Published on 24.07.2020
Aer Lingus adds 6 new Belfast City routes from late-August 2020

Published on 15.07.2020
Aer Lingus plans to cut some European flights from 20 July because of quarantine restriction on EU visitors

Published on 14.07.2020
Ryanair cancels 1,000 flights over ‘defective quarantine restriction’

Published on 01.07.2020
Ryanair asked to cancel flights from UK airport this Friday

Published on 10.06.2020
Aer Lingus is resuming flights from Bristol Airport

Published on 06.06.2020
Ryanair restores Belgium scheduled flights from 1 July: over 90 routes on sale

Published on 01.06.2020
Ryanair resumes flights – full list of destinations and new rules passengers must follow

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Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Republic of Ireland
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers must submit a Passenger Locator Form here before travelling to Ireland. Passengers are required to present either an email receipt or a printed copy of the completed form upon arrival in Ireland.
    • This does not apply to providers of essential supply chain services such as hauliers, pilots and maritime staff.
Movement restrictions

National movement restrictions: Banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 21 October 2020 to 03 December 2020

From 21 October (start of Level 5 restrictions): Social / family gatherings (changed from original Level 5): Limited. Meet with 1 other household in an outdoor setting which is not a home or garden, such as a park. Work (Level 5): Work from home, unless an essential health, social care or other essential service and cannot be done from home. Domestic travel restrictions (Level 5): Stay at home (exercise within 5 km of home). Public transport (Levels 4 and 5): Walk or cycle where possible. Capacity limited to 25%. Avoid public transport – essential workers and essential purposes only.

International movement restrictions: Banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 15 October 2020 to TBD

From 15 October: The official advice is to avoid non-essential travel overseas (including to Great Britain but not to Northern Ireland), other than to any countries on the “Green List”. Since 15 October 2020, there are no countries on the Green List. Note: The Green List includes any EU / EEA countries with a 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 of 25 or less, based on the latest data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

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Flight Restrictions

published 26.08.2020

Passengers who are 16 years or older, must complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form at cvd19plf-prod1.powerappsportals.com before arrival.

Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation- subject to classification.

The Irish Authorities advise anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland and individuals arriving in Ireland from locations with a security rating of ‘normal precautions’, to restrict their movements for 14 days, and this includes citizens and residents returning to Ireland. Restricting your movements means staying indoors in one location and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known.

All non-essential overseas travel to and from Ireland should be avoided.

Shop and Events

Non-essential shops closure: Closed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 21 October 2020 to 03 December 2020

From 21 October (start of Level 5 restrictions): Retail / services (Level 5): Essential retail only. All other retail and personal services closed. Gyms / leisure centres / swimming pools (Levels 4 & 5): Closed. Indoor museums, galleries & other cultural attractions (Level 5): All venues closed – on-line services available. Bars, cafes, & restaurants (Level 5): Take-away food or delivery only. “Wet” (i.e. no food) bars (Level 5): Take away or delivery only.

Events stop: Banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 21 October 2020 to 03 December 2020

From 21 October (start of Level 5 restrictions): Organized indoor events (Levels 4 & 5): No organized indoor gatherings should take place. Organized outdoor events (Level 5): No organized outdoor gatherings should take place. Exemption – Weddings (changed from original Level 5): Up to 25 guests can attend a wedding ceremony and reception. Exemption – Funerals (Level 5): Up to 10 mourners. Exemption – Sport (changed from original Level 5): Limited. Elite sport will be played. School-aged children can do non-contact training, outdoors in pods of 15.

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Schools/Univercity closure

Schools/Univ. closure: Partially closed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 21 October 2020 to 03 December 2020

From 21 October (start of Level 5 restrictions): Schools, early learning and childcare services (Level 5): These will continue to remain open and are deemed essential. Higher and adult education (Level 5): Primarily online with exemptions for essential on-site activities.

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Other

Other: open/confirmed

Restrictive measures mandatory between to TBD

Full Restrictions

  • Republic of Ireland Latest News: Flights disrupted in, out of Cork Airport as COVID-19 outbreak continues (CorkBeo,21.11.2020). Authorities announce new COVID-19 restrictions, people should not travel more than five kilometers from home (Reuters,19.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:


    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    The Irish Authorities advise anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland and individuals arriving in Ireland from locations with a security rating of ‘normal precautions’, to restrict their movements for 14 days, and this includes citizens and residents returning to Ireland. Restricting your movements means staying indoors in one location and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible.

    As no EU Member State or Associated schengen country is currently below the required 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases, it remains the case that there are no countries on the normal precautions list.

    Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 normal precautions list

    Travelling to Ireland from a location that is NOT on the COVID-19 normal precautions list

    Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements at www.inis.gov.ie.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form

    Find out more:

    COVID-19 Travel Advice

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Entry Restrictions

    The Irish Authorities advise anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland and individuals arriving in Ireland from locations with a security rating of ‘normal precautions’, to restrict their movements for 14 days, and this includes citizens and residents returning to Ireland. Restricting your movements means staying indoors in one location and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible.

    As no EU Member State or Associated schengen country is currently below the required 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases, it remains the case that there are no countries on the normal precautions list.

    Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 normal precautions list

    Travelling to Ireland from a location that is NOT on the COVID-19 normal precautions list

    Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements at www.inis.gov.ie.

    Travelling from Ireland or returning to Ireland

    Given the current domestic and international situation, the governmet states that the safest thing to do is not to travel abroad.

    Depending on agreed criteria, travel to certain countries may be exempted from the general advice against non-essential travel overseas, and these countries may be given a ‘normal precautions’ security status rating. The request to restrict movements does not apply to individuals arriving into Ireland from these countries.

    Travelling abroad from Ireland

    Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

    Travelwise App (smartphone app designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas)

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form

    Find out more:

    COVID-19 Travel Advice

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry Restrictions

    The Irish Authorities advise anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland and individuals arriving in Ireland from locations with a security rating of ‘normal precautions’, to restrict their movements for 14 days, and this includes citizens and residents returning to Ireland. Restricting your movements means staying indoors in one location and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible.

    As no EU Member State or Associated schengen country is currently below the required 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases, it remains the case that there are no countries on the normal precautions list.

    Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 normal precautions list

    Travelling to Ireland from a location that is NOT on the COVID-19 normal precautions list

    Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements at www.inis.gov.ie.

    Travelling from Ireland or returning to Ireland

    Given the current domestic and international situation, the governmet states that the safest thing to do is not to travel abroad.

    Depending on agreed criteria, travel to certain countries may be exempted from the general advice against non-essential travel overseas, and these countries may be given a ‘normal precautions’ security status rating. The request to restrict movements does not apply to individuals arriving into Ireland from these countries.

    Travelling abroad from Ireland

    Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

    Travelwise App (smartphone app designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas)

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form

    Find out more:

    COVID-19 Travel Advice

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Local advice:
    On 15 September, the Irish Government published a plan for ‘Living with COVID-19’ in the 6-9 months covering the end of 2020 and early 2021.
    The revised strategy includes a ‘Framework for Restrictive Measures’ designed to allow people to understand, anticipate and prepare for the measures the government might introduce to stop escalation of the virus. The Framework consists of 5 Levels, which will be imposed depending on the incidence of COVID-19. From 1 December, Ireland will move to Level 3. There will be further changes taking place later in December. Table taken from the Irish Government website. Visit the Irish Government website for more information on these measures. The link also includes detail on Level 3 measures not included in the table, such as: social gatherings; organised events (e.g. sporting events, weddings and funerals); work; schooling, pre-schooling and higher education; outdoor playgrounds and parks; transport; long-term residential facilities; and guidance for over-70s.
    *Face coverings: The Irish government now recommends that face coverings are worn in crowded workplaces, places of worship and in busy or crowded outdoor spaces where there is significant congregation. For more information on exemptions and a complete list of settings where wearing a face covering is required, please see the Irish Government website.

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    01.12.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Latest News: Flights disrupted in, out of Cork Airport as COVID-19 outbreak continues (CorkBeo,21.11.2020). Authorities announce new COVID-19 restrictions, people should not travel more than five kilometers from home (Reuters,19.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:


    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    The Irish Authorities advise anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland and individuals arriving in Ireland from locations with a security rating of ‘normal precautions’, to restrict their movements for 14 days, and this includes citizens and residents returning to Ireland. Restricting your movements means staying indoors in one location and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible.

    As no EU Member State or Associated schengen country is currently below the required 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases, it remains the case that there are no countries on the normal precautions list.

    Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 normal precautions list

    Travelling to Ireland from a location that is NOT on the COVID-19 normal precautions list

    Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements at www.inis.gov.ie.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form

    Find out more:

    COVID-19 Travel Advice

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Entry Restrictions

    The Irish Authorities advise anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland and individuals arriving in Ireland from locations with a security rating of ‘normal precautions’, to restrict their movements for 14 days, and this includes citizens and residents returning to Ireland. Restricting your movements means staying indoors in one location and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible.

    As no EU Member State or Associated schengen country is currently below the required 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases, it remains the case that there are no countries on the normal precautions list.

    Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 normal precautions list

    Travelling to Ireland from a location that is NOT on the COVID-19 normal precautions list

    Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements at www.inis.gov.ie.

    Travelling from Ireland or returning to Ireland

    Given the current domestic and international situation, the governmet states that the safest thing to do is not to travel abroad.

    Depending on agreed criteria, travel to certain countries may be exempted from the general advice against non-essential travel overseas, and these countries may be given a ‘normal precautions’ security status rating. The request to restrict movements does not apply to individuals arriving into Ireland from these countries.

    Travelling abroad from Ireland

    Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

    Travelwise App (smartphone app designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas)

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form

    Find out more:

    COVID-19 Travel Advice

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry Restrictions

    The Irish Authorities advise anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland and individuals arriving in Ireland from locations with a security rating of ‘normal precautions’, to restrict their movements for 14 days, and this includes citizens and residents returning to Ireland. Restricting your movements means staying indoors in one location and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible.

    As no EU Member State or Associated schengen country is currently below the required 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases, it remains the case that there are no countries on the normal precautions list.

    Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 normal precautions list

    Travelling to Ireland from a location that is NOT on the COVID-19 normal precautions list

    Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements at www.inis.gov.ie.

    Travelling from Ireland or returning to Ireland

    Given the current domestic and international situation, the governmet states that the safest thing to do is not to travel abroad.

    Depending on agreed criteria, travel to certain countries may be exempted from the general advice against non-essential travel overseas, and these countries may be given a ‘normal precautions’ security status rating. The request to restrict movements does not apply to individuals arriving into Ireland from these countries.

    Travelling abroad from Ireland

    Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

    Travelwise App (smartphone app designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas)

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form

    Find out more:

    COVID-19 Travel Advice

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Local advice: On 15 September, the Irish Government published a plan for ‘Living with COVID-19’ in the 6-9 months covering the end of 2020 and early 2021.
    The revised strategy includes a ‘Framework for Restrictive Measures’ designed to allow people to understand, anticipate and prepare for the measures the government might introduce to stop escalation of the virus. The Framework consists of 5 Levels, which will be imposed depending on the incidence of COVID-19. From 1 December, Ireland will move to Level 3. There will be further changes taking place later in December. Please clickhere for more information on these measures.
    *Face coverings: The Irish government now recommends that face coverings are worn in crowded workplaces, places of worship and in busy or crowded outdoor spaces where there is significant congregation. For more information on exemptions and a complete list of settings where wearing a face covering is required, please see the Irish Government website.

    Read more
    30.11.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Latest News: Flights disrupted in, out of Cork Airport as COVID-19 outbreak continues (CorkBeo,21.11.2020). Authorities announce new COVID-19 restrictions, people should not travel more than five kilometers from home (Reuters,19.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:


    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    The Irish Authorities advise anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland and individuals arriving in Ireland from locations with a security rating of ‘normal precautions’, to restrict their movements for 14 days, and this includes citizens and residents returning to Ireland. Restricting your movements means staying indoors in one location and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible.

    As no EU Member State or Associated schengen country is currently below the required 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases, it remains the case that there are no countries on the normal precautions list.

    Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 normal precautions list

    Travelling to Ireland from a location that is NOT on the COVID-19 normal precautions list

    Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements at www.inis.gov.ie.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form

    Find out more:

    COVID-19 Travel Advice

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Entry Restrictions

    The Irish Authorities advise anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland and individuals arriving in Ireland from locations with a security rating of ‘normal precautions’, to restrict their movements for 14 days, and this includes citizens and residents returning to Ireland. Restricting your movements means staying indoors in one location and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible.

    As no EU Member State or Associated schengen country is currently below the required 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases, it remains the case that there are no countries on the normal precautions list.

    Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 normal precautions list

    Travelling to Ireland from a location that is NOT on the COVID-19 normal precautions list

    Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements at www.inis.gov.ie.

    Travelling from Ireland or returning to Ireland

    Given the current domestic and international situation, the governmet states that the safest thing to do is not to travel abroad.

    Depending on agreed criteria, travel to certain countries may be exempted from the general advice against non-essential travel overseas, and these countries may be given a ‘normal precautions’ security status rating. The request to restrict movements does not apply to individuals arriving into Ireland from these countries.

    Travelling abroad from Ireland

    Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

    Travelwise App (smartphone app designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas)

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form

    Find out more:

    COVID-19 Travel Advice

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry Restrictions

    The Irish Authorities advise anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland and individuals arriving in Ireland from locations with a security rating of ‘normal precautions’, to restrict their movements for 14 days, and this includes citizens and residents returning to Ireland. Restricting your movements means staying indoors in one location and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible.

    As no EU Member State or Associated schengen country is currently below the required 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases, it remains the case that there are no countries on the normal precautions list.

    Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 normal precautions list

    Travelling to Ireland from a location that is NOT on the COVID-19 normal precautions list

    Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements at www.inis.gov.ie.

    Travelling from Ireland or returning to Ireland

    Given the current domestic and international situation, the governmet states that the safest thing to do is not to travel abroad.

    Depending on agreed criteria, travel to certain countries may be exempted from the general advice against non-essential travel overseas, and these countries may be given a ‘normal precautions’ security status rating. The request to restrict movements does not apply to individuals arriving into Ireland from these countries.

    Travelling abroad from Ireland

    Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

    Travelwise App (smartphone app designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas)

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form

    Find out more:

    COVID-19 Travel Advice

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Local advice: On 15 September 2020, the Irish Government published a plan for ‘Living with COVID-19’ in the 6-9 months covering the end of 2020 and early 2021. The revised strategy includes a ‘Framework for Restrictive Measures’ designed to allow people to understand, anticipate and prepare for the measures the government might introduce to stop escalation of the virus. The Framework consists of 5 Levels, which will be imposed depending on the incidence of COVID-19. All of Ireland is currently at Level 5, as of 21 October and will remain so until at least December 1.
    You should check the Irish Government website, for comprehensive guidance on public health measures currently in force.

    *Nationwide restrictions: Level 5 is currently in force for all of Ireland.
    Level 5 restrictions include:
    Social and family gatherings: there should be no visits to homes or gardens, except for essential purposes such as providing care to children, elderly or vulnerable people. If you live alone you can form a support bubble with another household. Read more here. It is possible to meet with one other household in an outdoor setting, which is not a home or garden, such as a park, including for exercise. No other social or family gatherings should take place.
    No organised indoor or outdoor gatherings (in controlled environments with a named organiser) should take place.
    Museums, galleries and other cultural attractions are closed.
    Bars, cafes and restaurants (including hotel restaurants and bars) can only serve take away food or delivery. Wet pubs may serve takeaway and delivery only, and in Dublin they remain closed.)
    Hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs may remain open, but only to support provision of essential services.
    Essential retail and essential services will remain open. This includes food shopping. All other retail and personal services are closed.
    You should work from home unless you are providing an essential service for which your physical presence is required.
    Domestic travel restrictions – stay at home, and exercise within 5 kilometres of home. There are various exceptions to this which can be viewed here. There will be a penalty for movement beyond 5km from home that does not meet one of these exemptions.
    Transport – public transport will operate at 25% capacity for the purposes of allowing essential services to get to work. People should walk or cycle where possible.
    For further detail on the restrictive measures in place, including religious services; weddings; funerals; playgrounds and parks; care facilities; nightclubs and casinos; and for guidelines on school and work, please see here.
    *Face coverings:
    The wearing of a face covering is mandatory in the following settings:
    • On public transport
    • In shops and many other indoor settings
    Some people are exempted from wearing masks. For more information and a complete list of settings where wearing a face covering is required, see the Irish Government website.

    Read more
    19.11.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Latest News: Authorities announce new COVID-19 restrictions, people should not travel more than five kilometers from home (Reuters,19.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:


    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    The Irish Authorities advise anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland and individuals arriving in Ireland from locations with a security rating of ‘normal precautions’, to restrict their movements for 14 days, and this includes citizens and residents returning to Ireland. Restricting your movements means staying indoors in one location and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible.

    As no EU Member State or Associated schengen country is currently below the required 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases, it remains the case that there are no countries on the normal precautions list.

    Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 normal precautions list

    Travelling to Ireland from a location that is NOT on the COVID-19 normal precautions list

    Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements at www.inis.gov.ie.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form

    Find out more:

    COVID-19 Travel Advice

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Entry Restrictions

    The Irish Authorities advise anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland and individuals arriving in Ireland from locations with a security rating of ‘normal precautions’, to restrict their movements for 14 days, and this includes citizens and residents returning to Ireland. Restricting your movements means staying indoors in one location and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible.

    As no EU Member State or Associated schengen country is currently below the required 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases, it remains the case that there are no countries on the normal precautions list.

    Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 normal precautions list

    Travelling to Ireland from a location that is NOT on the COVID-19 normal precautions list

    Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements at www.inis.gov.ie.

    Travelling from Ireland or returning to Ireland

    Given the current domestic and international situation, the governmet states that the safest thing to do is not to travel abroad.

    Depending on agreed criteria, travel to certain countries may be exempted from the general advice against non-essential travel overseas, and these countries may be given a ‘normal precautions’ security status rating. The request to restrict movements does not apply to individuals arriving into Ireland from these countries.

    Travelling abroad from Ireland

    Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

    Travelwise App (smartphone app designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas)

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form

    Find out more:

    COVID-19 Travel Advice

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry Restrictions

    The Irish Authorities advise anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland and individuals arriving in Ireland from locations with a security rating of ‘normal precautions’, to restrict their movements for 14 days, and this includes citizens and residents returning to Ireland. Restricting your movements means staying indoors in one location and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible.

    As no EU Member State or Associated schengen country is currently below the required 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases, it remains the case that there are no countries on the normal precautions list.

    Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 normal precautions list

    Travelling to Ireland from a location that is NOT on the COVID-19 normal precautions list

    Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements at www.inis.gov.ie.

    Travelling from Ireland or returning to Ireland

    Given the current domestic and international situation, the governmet states that the safest thing to do is not to travel abroad.

    Depending on agreed criteria, travel to certain countries may be exempted from the general advice against non-essential travel overseas, and these countries may be given a ‘normal precautions’ security status rating. The request to restrict movements does not apply to individuals arriving into Ireland from these countries.

    Travelling abroad from Ireland

    Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

    Travelwise App (smartphone app designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas)

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form

    Find out more:

    COVID-19 Travel Advice

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Local advice: On 15 September 2020, the Irish Government published a plan for ‘Living with COVID-19’ in the 6-9 months covering the end of 2020 and early 2021. The revised strategy includes a ‘Framework for Restrictive Measures’ designed to allow people to understand, anticipate and prepare for the measures the government might introduce to stop escalation of the virus. The Framework consists of 5 Levels, which will be imposed depending on the incidence of COVID-19. All of Ireland is currently at Level 5, as of 21 October and will remain so until at least December 1.
    You should check the Irish Government website, for comprehensive guidance on public health measures currently in force.

    *Nationwide restrictions: Level 5 is currently in force for all of Ireland.
    Level 5 restrictions include:
    Social and family gatherings: there should be no visits to homes or gardens, except for essential purposes such as providing care to children, elderly or vulnerable people. If you live alone you can form a support bubble with another household. Read more here. It is possible to meet with one other household in an outdoor setting, which is not a home or garden, such as a park, including for exercise. No other social or family gatherings should take place.
    No organised indoor or outdoor gatherings (in controlled environments with a named organiser) should take place.
    Museums, galleries and other cultural attractions are closed.
    Bars, cafes and restaurants (including hotel restaurants and bars) can only serve take away food or delivery. Wet pubs may serve takeaway and delivery only, and in Dublin they remain closed.)
    Hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs may remain open, but only to support provision of essential services.
    Essential retail and essential services will remain open. This includes food shopping. All other retail and personal services are closed.
    You should work from home unless you are providing an essential service for which your physical presence is required.
    Domestic travel restrictions – stay at home, and exercise within 5 kilometres of home. There are various exceptions to this which can be viewed here. There will be a penalty for movement beyond 5km from home that does not meet one of these exemptions.
    Transport – public transport will operate at 25% capacity for the purposes of allowing essential services to get to work. People should walk or cycle where possible.
    For further detail on the restrictive measures in place, including religious services; weddings; funerals; playgrounds and parks; care facilities; nightclubs and casinos; and for guidelines on school and work, please see here.
    *Face coverings:
    The wearing of a face covering is mandatory in the following settings:
    • On public transport
    • In shops and many other indoor settings
    Some people are exempted from wearing masks. For more information and a complete list of settings where wearing a face covering is required, see the Irish Government website.

    Read more
    17.11.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Latest News: Authorities announce new COVID-19 restrictions, people should not travel more than five kilometers from home (Reuters,19.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:


    *From within the EU: Entry Restrictions- The Irish Authorities advise anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland and individuals arriving in Ireland from locations with a security rating of ‘normal precautions’, to restrict their movements for 14 days and this includes citizens and residents returning to Ireland. Restricting your movements means staying indoors in one location and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible.
    As no EU Member State or Associated schengen country is currently below the required 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases, it remains the case that there are no countries on the normal precautions list. Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 normal precautions list; Travelling to Ireland from a location that is NOT on the COVID-19 normal precautions list. Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements at www.inis.gov.ie.
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. Find out more: COVID-19 Travel Advice.

    *Transit: Entry Restrictions- The Irish Authorities advise anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland and individuals arriving in Ireland from locations with a security rating of ‘normal precautions’, to restrict their movements for 14 days, and this includes citizens and residents returning to Ireland. Restricting your movements means staying indoors in one location and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible. As no EU Member State or Associated schengen country is currently below the required 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases, it remains the case that there are no countries on the normal precautions list. Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 normal precautions list and Travelling to Ireland from a location that is NOT on the COVID-19 normal precautions list. Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements at www.inis.gov.ie.


    Travelling from Ireland or returning to Ireland- Given the current domestic and international situation, the government states that the safest thing to do is not to travel abroad. Depending on agreed criteria, travel to certain countries may be exempted from the general advice against non-essential travel overseas, and these countries may be given a normal precautions’ security status rating. The request to restrict movements does not apply to individuals arriving into Ireland from these countries. Travelling abroad from Ireland. Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Travelwise App (smartphone app designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas)
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. Find out more: COVID-19 Travel Advice.

    *From Third Countries: Entry Restrictions- The Irish Authorities advise anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland and individuals arriving in Ireland from locations with a security rating of ‘normal precautions’, to restrict their movements for 14 days, and this includes citizens and residents returning to Ireland.
    Restricting your movements means staying indoors in one location and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible.
    As no EU Member State or Associated schengen country is currently below the required 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases, it remains the case that there are no countries on the normal precautions list. Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 normal precautions list and Travelling to Ireland from a location that is NOT on the COVID-19 normal precautions list. Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements at www.inis.gov.ie.
    Travelling from Ireland or returning to Ireland- Given the current domestic and international situation, the government states that the safest thing to do is not to travel abroad. Depending on agreed criteria, travel to certain countries may be exempted from the general advice against non-essential travel overseas, and these countries may be given a normal precautions’ security status ‘ rating. The request to restrict movements does not apply to individuals arriving into Ireland from these countries. Travelling abroad from Ireland. Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Travelwise App (smartphone app designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas). Mandatory Travel Documentation- COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. Find out more: COVID-19 Travel Advice.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Local advice: On 15 September 2020, the Irish Government published a plan for ‘Living with COVID-19’ in the 6-9 months covering the end of 2020 and early 2021. The revised strategy includes a ‘Framework for Restrictive Measures’ designed to allow people to understand, anticipate and prepare for the measures the government might introduce to stop escalation of the virus. The Framework consists of 5 Levels, which will be imposed depending on the incidence of COVID-19. All of Ireland is currently at Level 5, as of 21 October and will remain so until at least December 1.
    You should check the Irish Government website, for comprehensive guidance on public health measures currently in force.

    *Nationwide restrictions: Level 5 is currently in force for all of Ireland.
    Level 5 restrictions include:
    Social and family gatherings: there should be no visits to homes or gardens, except for essential purposes such as providing care to children, elderly or vulnerable people. If you live alone you can form a support bubble with another household. Read more here. It is possible to meet with one other household in an outdoor setting, which is not a home or garden, such as a park, including for exercise. No other social or family gatherings should take place.
    No organised indoor or outdoor gatherings (in controlled environments with a named organiser) should take place.
    Museums, galleries and other cultural attractions are closed.
    Bars, cafes and restaurants (including hotel restaurants and bars) can only serve take away food or delivery. Wet pubs may serve takeaway and delivery only, and in Dublin they remain closed.)
    Hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs may remain open, but only to support provision of essential services.
    Essential retail and essential services will remain open. This includes food shopping. All other retail and personal services are closed.
    You should work from home unless you are providing an essential service for which your physical presence is required.
    Domestic travel restrictions – stay at home, and exercise within 5 kilometres of home. There are various exceptions to this which can be viewed here. There will be a penalty for movement beyond 5km from home that does not meet one of these exemptions.
    Transport – public transport will operate at 25% capacity for the purposes of allowing essential services to get to work. People should walk or cycle where possible.
    For further detail on the restrictive measures in place, including religious services; weddings; funerals; playgrounds and parks; care facilities; nightclubs and casinos; and for guidelines on school and work, please see here.
    *Face coverings:
    The wearing of a face covering is mandatory in the following settings:
    • On public transport
    • In shops and many other indoor settings
    Some people are exempted from wearing masks. For more information and a complete list of settings where wearing a face covering is required, see the Irish Government website.

    Read more
    11.11.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Latest News: Authorities announce new COVID-19 restrictions, people should not travel more than five kilometers from home (Reuters,19.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:


    *From within the EU: Entry Restrictions- The Irish Authorities advise anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland and individuals arriving in Ireland from locations with a security rating of ‘’, to restrict their movements for 14 days, and this includes citizens and residents returning to Ireland. Restricting your movements means staying indoors in one location and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible. As no EU Member State or Associated schengen country is currently below the required 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases, it remains the case that there are no countries on the normal precautions list. Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 normal precautions list;Travelling to Ireland from a location that is NOT on the COVID-19 normal precautions list. Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements at www.inis.gov.ie.
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. Find out more: COVID-19 Travel Advice.

    *Transit: Entry Restrictions- The Irish Authorities advise anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland and individuals arriving in Ireland from locations with a security rating of , to normal precautions restrict their movements for 14 days, and this includes citizens and residents returning to Ireland. Restricting your movements means staying indoors in one location and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible. As no EU Member State or Associated schengen country is currently below the required 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases, it remains the case that there are no countries on the normal precautions list. Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 normal precautions list and Travelling to Ireland from a location that is NOT on the COVID-19 normal precautions list. Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements at www.inis.gov.ie. Travelling from Ireland or returning to Ireland- Given the current domestic and international situation, the government states that the safest thing to do is not to travel abroad. Depending on agreed criteria, travel to certain countries may be exempted from the general advice against non-essential travel overseas, and these countries may be given a normal precautions’ security status rating. The request to restrict movements does not apply to individuals arriving into Ireland from these countries. Travelling abroad from Ireland. Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Travelwise App (smartphone app designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas)
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. Find out more: COVID-19 Travel Advice.

    *From Third Countries: Entry Restrictions- The Irish Authorities advise anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland and individuals arriving in Ireland from locations with a security rating of ‘normal precautions’, to restrict their movements for 14 days, and this includes citizens and residents returning to Ireland. Restricting your movements means staying indoors in one location and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible. As no EU Member State or Associated schengen country is currently below the required 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases, it remains the case that there are no countries on the normal precautions list. Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 normal precautions list and Travelling to Ireland from a location that is NOT on the COVID-19 normal precautions list. Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements at www.inis.gov.ie. Travelling from Ireland or returning to Ireland- Given the current domestic and international situation, the government states that the safest thing to do is not to travel abroad. Depending on agreed criteria, travel to certain countries may be exempted from the general advice against non-essential travel overseas, and these countries may be given a normal precautions’ security status ‘ rating. The request to restrict movements does not apply to individuals arriving into Ireland from these countries. Travelling abroad from Ireland. Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Travelwise App (smartphone app designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas). Mandatory Travel Documentation- COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. Find out more: COVID-19 Travel Advice.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Local advice: On 15 September 2020, the Irish Government published a plan for ‘Living with COVID-19’ in the 6-9 months covering the end of 2020 and early 2021. The revised strategy includes a ‘Framework for Restrictive Measures’ designed to allow people to understand, anticipate and prepare for the measures the government might introduce to stop escalation of the virus. The Framework consists of 5 Levels, which will be imposed depending on the incidence of COVID-19. All of Ireland is currently at Level 5, as of 21 October and will remain so until at least December 1.
    You should check the Irish Government website, for comprehensive guidance on public health measures currently in force.

    *Nationwide restrictions: Level 5 is currently in force for all of Ireland.
    Level 5 restrictions include:
    Social and family gatherings: there should be no visits to homes or gardens, except for essential purposes such as providing care to children, elderly or vulnerable people. If you live alone you can form a support bubble with another household. Read more here. It is possible to meet with one other household in an outdoor setting, which is not a home or garden, such as a park, including for exercise. No other social or family gatherings should take place.
    No organised indoor or outdoor gatherings (in controlled environments with a named organiser) should take place.
    Museums, galleries and other cultural attractions are closed.
    Bars, cafes and restaurants (including hotel restaurants and bars) can only serve take away food or delivery. Wet pubs may serve takeaway and delivery only, and in Dublin they remain closed.)
    Hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs may remain open, but only to support provision of essential services.
    Essential retail and essential services will remain open. This includes food shopping. All other retail and personal services are closed.
    You should work from home unless you are providing an essential service for which your physical presence is required.
    Domestic travel restrictions – stay at home, and exercise within 5 kilometres of home. There are various exceptions to this which can be viewed here. There will be a penalty for movement beyond 5km from home that does not meet one of these exemptions.
    Transport – public transport will operate at 25% capacity for the purposes of allowing essential services to get to work. People should walk or cycle where possible.
    For further detail on the restrictive measures in place, including religious services; weddings; funerals; playgrounds and parks; care facilities; nightclubs and casinos; and for guidelines on school and work, please see here.
    *Face coverings:
    The wearing of a face covering is mandatory in the following settings:
    • On public transport
    • In shops and many other indoor settings
    Some people are exempted from wearing masks. For more information and a complete list of settings where wearing a face covering is required, see the Irish Government website.

    Read more
    06.11.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Latest News: Authorities announce new COVID-19 restrictions, people should not travel more than five kilometers from home (Reuters,19.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:


    *From within the EU: Entry Restrictions- The Irish Authorities advise anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland and individuals arriving in Ireland from locations with a security rating of ‘’, to restrict their movements for 14 days, and this includes citizens and residents returning to Ireland. Restricting your movements means staying indoors in one location and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible. As no EU Member State or Associated schengen country is currently below the required 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases, it remains the case that there are no countries on the normal precautions list. Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 normal precautions list;Travelling to Ireland from a location that is NOT on the COVID-19 normal precautions list. Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements at www.inis.gov.ie. Mandatory Travel Documentation: COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. Find out more: COVID-19 Travel Advice.

    *Transit: Entry Restrictions- The Irish Authorities advise anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland and individuals arriving in Ireland from locations with a security rating of , to normal precautions restrict their movements for 14 days, and this includes citizens and residents returning to Ireland. Restricting your movements means staying indoors in one location and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible. As no EU Member State or Associated schengen country is currently below the required 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases, it remains the case that there are no countries on the normal precautions list. Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 normal precautions list and Travelling to Ireland from a location that is NOT on the COVID-19 normal precautions list. Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements at www.inis.gov.ie. Travelling from Ireland or returning to Ireland- Given the current domestic and international situation, the government states that the safest thing to do is not to travel abroad. Depending on agreed criteria, travel to certain countries may be exempted from the general advice against non-essential travel overseas, and these countries may be given a normal precautions’ security status rating. The request to restrict movements does not apply to individuals arriving into Ireland from these countries. Travelling abroad from Ireland. Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Travelwise App (smartphone app designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas) Mandatory Travel Documentation: COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. Find out more: COVID-19 Travel Advice.

    *From Third Countries: Entry Restrictions- The Irish Authorities advise anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland and individuals arriving in Ireland from locations with a security rating of ‘normal precautions’, to restrict their movements for 14 days, and this includes citizens and residents returning to Ireland. Restricting your movements means staying indoors in one location and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible. As no EU Member State or Associated schengen country is currently below the required 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases, it remains the case that there are no countries on the normal precautions list. Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 normal precautions list and Travelling to Ireland from a location that is NOT on the COVID-19 normal precautions list. Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements at www.inis.gov.ie. Travelling from Ireland or returning to Ireland- Given the current domestic and international situation, the government states that the safest thing to do is not to travel abroad. Depending on agreed criteria, travel to certain countries may be exempted from the general advice against non-essential travel overseas, and these countries may be given a normal precautions’ security status ‘ rating. The request to restrict movements does not apply to individuals arriving into Ireland from these countries. Travelling abroad from Ireland. Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Travelwise App (smartphone app designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas). Mandatory Travel Documentation- COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. Find out more: COVID-19 Travel Advice.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Local advice: On 15 September 2020, the Irish Government published a plan for ‘Living with COVID-19’ in the 6-9 months covering the end of 2020 and early 2021. The revised strategy includes a ‘Framework for Restrictive Measures’ designed to allow people to understand, anticipate and prepare for the measures the government might introduce to stop escalation of the virus. The Framework consists of 5 Levels, which will be imposed depending on the incidence of COVID-19. All of Ireland is currently at Level 5, as of 21 October and will remain so until at least December 1.
    You should check the Irish Government website, for comprehensive guidance on public health measures currently in force.

    *Nationwide restrictions: Level 5 is currently in force for all of Ireland.
    Level 5 restrictions include:
    Social and family gatherings: there should be no visits to homes or gardens, except for essential purposes such as providing care to children, elderly or vulnerable people. If you live alone you can form a support bubble with another household. Read more here. It is possible to meet with one other household in an outdoor setting, which is not a home or garden, such as a park, including for exercise. No other social or family gatherings should take place.
    No organised indoor or outdoor gatherings (in controlled environments with a named organiser) should take place.
    Museums, galleries and other cultural attractions are closed.
    Bars, cafes and restaurants (including hotel restaurants and bars) can only serve take away food or delivery. Wet pubs may serve takeaway and delivery only, and in Dublin they remain closed.)
    Hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs may remain open, but only to support provision of essential services.
    Essential retail and essential services will remain open. This includes food shopping. All other retail and personal services are closed.
    You should work from home unless you are providing an essential service for which your physical presence is required.
    Domestic travel restrictions – stay at home, and exercise within 5 kilometres of home. There are various exceptions to this which can be viewed here. There will be a penalty for movement beyond 5km from home that does not meet one of these exemptions.
    Transport – public transport will operate at 25% capacity for the purposes of allowing essential services to get to work. People should walk or cycle where possible.
    For further detail on the restrictive measures in place, including religious services; weddings; funerals; playgrounds and parks; care facilities; nightclubs and casinos; and for guidelines on school and work, please see here.
    *Face coverings:
    The wearing of a face covering is mandatory in the following settings:
    • On public transport
    • In shops and many other indoor settings
    Some people are exempted from wearing masks. For more information and a complete list of settings where wearing a face covering is required, see the Irish Government website.

    Read more
    03.11.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Latest News: Authorities announce new COVID-19 restrictions, people should not travel more than five kilometers from home (Reuters,19.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:


    *Travel from EU: Entry is partially permitted.
    Entry Restrictions- The Irish Authorities advise anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland and individuals arriving in Ireland from locations with a security rating of ‘normal precautions’’, to restrict their movements for 14 days, and this includes citizens and residents returning to Ireland.
    Restricting your movements means staying indoors in one location and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible.
    As no EU Member State or Associated schengen country is currently below the required 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases, it remains the case that there are no countries on the normal precautions list.
    Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 no restrictions list and Travelling to Ireland from a location that is NOT on the COVID-19 normal precautions list.
    Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements here.
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form.
    *Find out more: COVID-19 Travel Advice.

    *Transit: Travelling from Ireland or returning to Ireland: Given the current domestic and international situation, the governmet states that the safest thing to do is not to travel abroad.
    Depending on agreed criteria, travel to certain countries may be exempted from the general advice against non-essential travel overseas, and these countries may be given a ‘normal precautions’ security status rating. The request to restrict movements does not apply to individuals arriving into Ireland from these countries.
    Travelling abroad from Ireland.
    Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    Travelwise App (smartphone app designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas)

    *From Third Countries: As above.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Local advice: On 15 September 2020, the Irish Government published a plan for ‘Living with COVID-19’ in the 6-9 months covering the end of 2020 and early 2021. The revised strategy includes a ‘Framework for Restrictive Measures’ designed to allow people to understand, anticipate and prepare for the measures the government might introduce to stop escalation of the virus. The Framework consists of 5 Levels, which will be imposed depending on the incidence of COVID-19. All of Ireland is currently at Level 5, as of 21 October and will remain so until at least December 1.
    You should check the Irish Government website, for comprehensive guidance on public health measures currently in force.

    *Nationwide restrictions: Level 5 is currently in force for all of Ireland.
    Level 5 restrictions include:
    Social and family gatherings: there should be no visits to homes or gardens, except for essential purposes such as providing care to children, elderly or vulnerable people. If you live alone you can form a support bubble with another household. Read more here. It is possible to meet with one other household in an outdoor setting, which is not a home or garden, such as a park, including for exercise. No other social or family gatherings should take place.
    No organised indoor or outdoor gatherings (in controlled environments with a named organiser) should take place.
    Museums, galleries and other cultural attractions are closed.
    Bars, cafes and restaurants (including hotel restaurants and bars) can only serve take away food or delivery. Wet pubs may serve takeaway and delivery only, and in Dublin they remain closed.)
    Hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs may remain open, but only to support provision of essential services.
    Essential retail and essential services will remain open. This includes food shopping. All other retail and personal services are closed.
    You should work from home unless you are providing an essential service for which your physical presence is required.
    Domestic travel restrictions – stay at home, and exercise within 5 kilometres of home. There are various exceptions to this which can be viewed here. There will be a penalty for movement beyond 5km from home that does not meet one of these exemptions.
    Transport – public transport will operate at 25% capacity for the purposes of allowing essential services to get to work. People should walk or cycle where possible.
    For further detail on the restrictive measures in place, including religious services; weddings; funerals; playgrounds and parks; care facilities; nightclubs and casinos; and for guidelines on school and work, please see here.
    *Face coverings:
    The wearing of a face covering is mandatory in the following settings:
    • On public transport
    • In shops and many other indoor settings
    Some people are exempted from wearing masks. For more information and a complete list of settings where wearing a face covering is required, see the Irish Government website.

    Read more
    30.10.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Latest News: Authorities announce new COVID-19 restrictions, people should not travel more than five kilometers from home (Reuters,19.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:


    *Travel from EU: Entry Restrictions- The Irish Authorities advise anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland and individuals arriving in Ireland from locations with a security rating of ‘normal precautions’’, to restrict their movements for 14 days, and this includes citizens and residents returning to Ireland.
    Restricting your movements means staying indoors in one location and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible.
    As no EU Member State or Associated schengen country is currently below the required 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases, it remains the case that there are no countries on the normal precautions list.
    Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 no restrictions list and Travelling to Ireland from a location that is NOT on the COVID-19 normal precautions list.
    Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements here.
    *Travelling from (or returning to) Ireland – Given the current domestic and international situation, the governmet states that the safest thing to do is not to travel abroad.
    Depending on agreed criteria, travel to certain countries may be exempted from the general advice against non-essential travel overseas, and these countries may be given a ‘normal precautions’ security status. The request to restrict movements does not apply to individuals arriving into Ireland from these countries.
    Travelling abroad from Ireland and
    Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Travelwise App (smartphone app designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas).
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form.
    *Find out more: COVID-19 Travel Advice.

    *Transit: Travelling from Ireland or returning to Ireland: Given the current domestic and international situation, the governmet states that the safest thing to do is not to travel abroad.
    Depending on agreed criteria, travel to certain countries may be exempted from the general advice against non-essential travel overseas, and these countries may be given a ‘normal precautions’ security status rating. The request to restrict movements does not apply to individuals arriving into Ireland from these countries.
    Travelling abroad from Ireland.
    Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    Travelwise App (smartphone app designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas)

    *From Third Countries: As above.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Local advice: On 15 September 2020, the Irish Government published a plan for ‘Living with COVID-19’ in the 6-9 months covering the end of 2020 and early 2021. The revised strategy includes a ‘Framework for Restrictive Measures’ designed to allow people to understand, anticipate and prepare for the measures the government might introduce to stop escalation of the virus. The Framework consists of 5 Levels, which will be imposed depending on the incidence of COVID-19. All of Ireland is currently at Level 5, as of 21 October and will remain so until at least December 1.
    You should check the Irish Government website, for comprehensive guidance on public health measures currently in force.

    *Nationwide restrictions: Level 5 is currently in force for all of Ireland.
    Level 5 restrictions include:
    Social and family gatherings: there should be no visits to homes or gardens, except for essential purposes such as providing care to children, elderly or vulnerable people. If you live alone you can form a support bubble with another household. Read more here. It is possible to meet with one other household in an outdoor setting, which is not a home or garden, such as a park, including for exercise. No other social or family gatherings should take place.
    No organised indoor or outdoor gatherings (in controlled environments with a named organiser) should take place.
    Museums, galleries and other cultural attractions are closed.
    Bars, cafes and restaurants (including hotel restaurants and bars) can only serve take away food or delivery. Wet pubs may serve takeaway and delivery only, and in Dublin they remain closed.)
    Hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs may remain open, but only to support provision of essential services.
    Essential retail and essential services will remain open. This includes food shopping. All other retail and personal services are closed.
    You should work from home unless you are providing an essential service for which your physical presence is required.
    Domestic travel restrictions – stay at home, and exercise within 5 kilometres of home. There are various exceptions to this which can be viewed here. There will be a penalty for movement beyond 5km from home that does not meet one of these exemptions.
    Transport – public transport will operate at 25% capacity for the purposes of allowing essential services to get to work. People should walk or cycle where possible.
    For further detail on the restrictive measures in place, including religious services; weddings; funerals; playgrounds and parks; care facilities; nightclubs and casinos; and for guidelines on school and work, please see here.
    *Face coverings:
    The wearing of a face covering is mandatory in the following settings:
    • On public transport
    • In shops and many other indoor settings
    Some people are exempted from wearing masks. For more information and a complete list of settings where wearing a face covering is required, see the Irish Government website.

    Read more
    27.10.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Latest News: Authorities announce new COVID-19 restrictions, people should not travel more than five kilometers from home (Reuters,19.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:


    *Travel from EU: Entry Restrictions- The Irish Authorities advise anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland and individuals arriving in Ireland from locations with a security rating of ‘normal precautions’’, to restrict their movements for 14 days, and this includes citizens and residents returning to Ireland.
    Restricting your movements means staying indoors in one location and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible.
    As no EU Member State or Associated schengen country is currently below the required 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases, it remains the case that there are no countries on the normal precautions list.
    Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 no restrictions list and Travelling to Ireland from a location that is NOT on the COVID-19 green list. Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements here.
    *Travelling from (or returning to) Ireland – Given the current domestic and international situation, the governmet states that the safest thing to do is not to travel abroad.
    Depending on agreed criteria, travel to certain countries may be exempted from the general advice against non-essential travel overseas, and these countries may be given a ‘normal precautions’ security status. The request to restrict movements does not apply to individuals arriving into Ireland from these countries.
    Travelling abroad from Ireland and
    Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Travelwise App (smartphone app designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas).
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form.
    *Find out more: COVID-19 Travel Advice.

    *Transit: As above.

    *From Third Countries: As above.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Local advice: On 15 September 2020, the Irish Government published a plan for ‘Living with COVID-19’ in the 6-9 months covering the end of 2020 and early 2021. The revised strategy includes a ‘Framework for Restrictive Measures’ designed to allow people to understand, anticipate and prepare for the measures the government might introduce to stop escalation of the virus. The Framework consists of 5 Levels, which will be imposed depending on the incidence of COVID-19. All of Ireland is currently at Level 5, as of 21 October and will remain so until at least December 1.
    You should check the Irish Government website, for comprehensive guidance on public health measures currently in force.

    *Nationwide restrictions: Level 5 is currently in force for all of Ireland.
    Level 5 restrictions include:
    Social and family gatherings: there should be no visits to homes or gardens, except for essential purposes such as providing care to children, elderly or vulnerable people. If you live alone you can form a support bubble with another household. Read more here. It is possible to meet with one other household in an outdoor setting, which is not a home or garden, such as a park, including for exercise. No other social or family gatherings should take place.
    No organised indoor or outdoor gatherings (in controlled environments with a named organiser) should take place.
    Museums, galleries and other cultural attractions are closed.
    Bars, cafes and restaurants (including hotel restaurants and bars) can only serve take away food or delivery. Wet pubs may serve takeaway and delivery only, and in Dublin they remain closed.)
    Hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs may remain open, but only to support provision of essential services.
    Essential retail and essential services will remain open. This includes food shopping. All other retail and personal services are closed.
    You should work from home unless you are providing an essential service for which your physical presence is required.
    Domestic travel restrictions – stay at home, and exercise within 5 kilometres of home. There are various exceptions to this which can be viewed here. There will be a penalty for movement beyond 5km from home that does not meet one of these exemptions.
    Transport – public transport will operate at 25% capacity for the purposes of allowing essential services to get to work. People should walk or cycle where possible.
    For further detail on the restrictive measures in place, including religious services; weddings; funerals; playgrounds and parks; care facilities; nightclubs and casinos; and for guidelines on school and work, please see here.
    *Face coverings:
    The wearing of a face covering is mandatory in the following settings:
    • On public transport
    • In shops and many other indoor settings
    Some people are exempted from wearing masks. For more information and a complete list of settings where wearing a face covering is required, see the Irish Government website.

    Read more
    23.10.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Latest News: Authorities announce new COVID-19 restrictions, people should not travel more than five kilometers from home (Reuters,19.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:


    *Travel from EU: Entry Restrictions- The Irish Authorities advise anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland and individuals arriving in Ireland from locations with a security rating of ‘normal precautions’’, to restrict their movements for 14 days, and this includes citizens and residents returning to Ireland. Restricting your movements means staying indoors in one location and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible.
    As no EU Member State or Associated schengen country is currently below the required 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases, it remains the case that there are no countries on the normal precautions list.
    Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 no restrictions list and Travelling to Ireland from a location that is NOT on the COVID-19 green list. Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements here.
    *Travelling from (or returning to) Ireland – Given the current domestic and international situation, the governmet states that the safest thing to do is not to travel abroad.
    Depending on agreed criteria, travel to certain countries may be exempted from the general advice against non-essential travel overseas, and these countries may be given a ‘normal precautions’ security status. The request to restrict movements does not apply to individuals arriving into Ireland from these countries.
    Travelling abroad from Ireland and
    Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Travelwise App (smartphone app designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas).
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form.
    *Find out more: COVID-19 Travel Advice.

    *Transit: As above.

    *From Third Countries: As above.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Local advice: On 15 September 2020, the Irish Government published a plan for ‘Living with COVID-19’ in the 6-9 months covering the end of 2020 and early 2021. The revised strategy includes a ‘Framework for Restrictive Measures’ designed to allow people to understand, anticipate and prepare for the measures the government might introduce to stop escalation of the virus. The Framework consists of 5 Levels, which will be imposed depending on the incidence of COVID-19. All of Ireland is currently at Level 5, as of 21 October and will remain so until at least December 1.
    You should check the Irish Government website, for comprehensive guidance on public health measures currently in force.

    *Nationwide restrictions: Level 5 is currently in force for all of Ireland.
    Level 5 restrictions include:
    Social and family gatherings: there should be no visits to homes or gardens, except for essential purposes such as providing care to children, elderly or vulnerable people. If you live alone you can form a support bubble with another household. Read more here. It is possible to meet with one other household in an outdoor setting, which is not a home or garden, such as a park, including for exercise. No other social or family gatherings should take place.
    No organised indoor or outdoor gatherings (in controlled environments with a named organiser) should take place.
    Museums, galleries and other cultural attractions are closed.
    Bars, cafes and restaurants (including hotel restaurants and bars) can only serve take away food or delivery. Wet pubs may serve takeaway and delivery only, and in Dublin they remain closed.)
    Hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs may remain open, but only to support provision of essential services.
    Essential retail and essential services will remain open. This includes food shopping. All other retail and personal services are closed.
    You should work from home unless you are providing an essential service for which your physical presence is required.
    Domestic travel restrictions – stay at home, and exercise within 5 kilometres of home. There are various exceptions to this which can be viewed here. There will be a penalty for movement beyond 5km from home that does not meet one of these exemptions.
    Transport – public transport will operate at 25% capacity for the purposes of allowing essential services to get to work. People should walk or cycle where possible.
    For further detail on the restrictive measures in place, including religious services; weddings; funerals; playgrounds and parks; care facilities; nightclubs and casinos; and for guidelines on school and work, please see here.
    *Face coverings:
    The wearing of a face covering is mandatory in the following settings:
    • On public transport
    • In shops and many other indoor settings
    Some people are exempted from wearing masks. For more information and a complete list of settings where wearing a face covering is required, see the Irish Government website.

    Read more
    22.10.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Latest News: Authorities announce new COVID-19 restrictions, people should not travel more than five kilometers from home (Reuters,19.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:


    *Travel from EU: Entry Restrictions- Travel to a very limited set of locations (COVID-19 no restrictions list) is exempted from the general advice against non-essential travel overseas. Individuals arriving into Ireland from these locations will not be requested to restrict their movements upon entry. Passengers from any other location not on this list are asked to restrict their movements for 14 days. The general advice against non-essential travel includes Great Britain but does not apply to Northern Ireland.
    Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 no restrictions list and Travelling to Ireland from a location that is NOT on the COVID-19 green list. Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements here.
    *Travelling from (or returning to) Ireland Travelling abroad from Ireland and
    Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Travelwise App (smartphone app designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas).
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form.
    *Find out more: COVID-19 Travel Advice.

    *Transit: As above.

    *From Third Countries: As above.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Local advice: On 15 September 2020, the Irish Government published a plan for ‘Living with COVID-19’ in the 6-9 months covering the end of 2020 and early 2021. The revised strategy includes a ‘Framework for Restrictive Measures’ designed to allow people to understand, anticipate and prepare for the measures the government might introduce to stop escalation of the virus. The Framework consists of 5 Levels, which will be imposed depending on the incidence of COVID-19. All of Ireland is currently at Level 5, as of 21 October and will remain so until at least December 1.
    You should check the Irish Government website, for comprehensive guidance on public health measures currently in force.

    *Nationwide restrictions: Level 5 is currently in force for all of Ireland.
    Level 5 restrictions include:
    Social and family gatherings: there should be no visits to homes or gardens, except for essential purposes such as providing care to children, elderly or vulnerable people. If you live alone you can form a support bubble with another household. Read more here. It is possible to meet with one other household in an outdoor setting, which is not a home or garden, such as a park, including for exercise. No other social or family gatherings should take place.
    No organised indoor or outdoor gatherings (in controlled environments with a named organiser) should take place.
    Museums, galleries and other cultural attractions are closed.
    Bars, cafes and restaurants (including hotel restaurants and bars) can only serve take away food or delivery. Wet pubs may serve takeaway and delivery only, and in Dublin they remain closed.)
    Hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs may remain open, but only to support provision of essential services.
    Essential retail and essential services will remain open. This includes food shopping. All other retail and personal services are closed.
    You should work from home unless you are providing an essential service for which your physical presence is required.
    Domestic travel restrictions – stay at home, and exercise within 5 kilometres of home. There are various exceptions to this which can be viewed here. There will be a penalty for movement beyond 5km from home that does not meet one of these exemptions.
    Transport – public transport will operate at 25% capacity for the purposes of allowing essential services to get to work. People should walk or cycle where possible.
    For further detail on the restrictive measures in place, including religious services; weddings; funerals; playgrounds and parks; care facilities; nightclubs and casinos; and for guidelines on school and work, please see here.
    *Face coverings:
    The wearing of a face covering is mandatory in the following settings:
    • On public transport
    • In shops and many other indoor settings
    Some people are exempted from wearing masks. For more information and a complete list of settings where wearing a face covering is required, see the Irish Government website.

    Read more
    21.10.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Latest News: Authorities announce new COVID-19 restrictions, people should not travel more than five kilometers from home (Reuters,19.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:


    *Travel from EU: Entry Restrictions- Travel to a very limited set of locations (COVID-19 no restrictions list) is exempted from the general advice against non-essential travel overseas. Individuals arriving into Ireland from these locations will not be requested to restrict their movements upon entry. Passengers from any other location not on this list are asked to restrict their movements for 14 days. The general advice against non-essential travel includes Great Britain but does not apply to Northern Ireland.
    Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 no restrictions list and Travelling to Ireland from a location that is NOT on the COVID-19 green list. Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements here.
    *Travelling from (or returning to) Ireland Travelling abroad from Ireland and
    Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Travelwise App (smartphone app designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas).
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form.
    *Find out more: COVID-19 Travel Advice.

    *Transit: As above.

    *From Third Countries: As above.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Local advice:
    For information about the incidence of Coronavirus in Ireland over the past 14 days, including by county, here.
    On 15 September 2020, the Irish Government published a plan for ‘Living with COVID-19’ in the 6-9 months covering the end of 2020 and early 2021. The revised strategy includes a ‘Framework for Restrictive Measures’ designed to allow people to understand, anticipate and prepare for the measures the government might introduce to stop escalation of the virus. The Framework consists of 5 Levels, which will be imposed depending on the incidence of COVID-19. All of Ireland is currently at Level 3, as of 16 October. Counties Donegal, Monaghan and Cavan are at level 4.
    You should check the Irish Government website, for comprehensive guidance on public health measures currently in force.

    *Nationwide restrictions: Level 3.
    Level 3 is currently in force for the most of Ireland, with the exceptions of counties Donegal, Monaghan and Cavan (see local restrictions below)
    Restrictions include:
    – Social and family gatherings in your home or garden are limited to a maximum of six visitors from one other household.
    – Other settings outside your home or garden – no social or family gatherings should take place.
    – Organised gatherings: organised indoor gatherings (in controlled environments with a named organiser) should not take place.
    – Organised outdoor gatherings: can take place for up to 15 people.
    – Restaurants and cafes (including bars / pubs serving food) – open for take-away and delivery and outdoor dining up to a maximum of 15 people. Wet pubs in Dublin remain closed.
    – Hotels and accommodation – open, but with services limited to residents.
    – Museums, galleries and cultural attractions – closed
    – Transport – Public transport capacity will be limited to 50% and for essential workers and essential purposes only. You must wear a face covering on public transport. Walk or cycle where possible.
    – Domestic travel – stay in your county apart from work, education, and other essential purposes, if appropriate.
    – Work from home unless absolutely necessary to attend in person.
    For further detail on the restrictive measures in place, including religious services; weddings; funerals; playgrounds and parks; care facilities; and for guidelines on school and work, check the Irish Government website.

    *Local restrictions: Counties Donegal, Monaghan and Cavan are at Level 4.
    Level 4 restrictions beyond those at Level 3 include:
    – You cannot have visitors from outside of your own house hold in your home and garden. No social or family gatherings should take place in other settings.
    – Essential retail and businesses that are primarily outdoors only can remain open. All other retail and personal services are closed.
    – Hotels are open but only for existing guests, and those with essential non-social and non-tourist purposes.
    – Only essential or other designated workers should go to work.
    For full detail on the measures in place at Leve1 4, including which facilities are open, religious services; weddings; funerals; playgrounds and parks; care facilities; and for guidelines on school and work check the Irish Government website.
    *Face coverings:
    The wearing of a face covering is mandatory in the following settings:
    • On public transport
    • In shops and many other indoor settings
    Some people are exempted from wearing masks. For more information and a complete list of settings where wearing a face covering is required, see the Irish Government website.
    As of 6 October following the nation wide introduction of level 3 restrictions, people have been instructed to stay in their county apart from work, education and other essential services, if appropriate.

    Read more
    20.10.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Latest News: Ireland’s government tightens COVID-19 restrictions in three counties bordering Northern Ireland (Reuters,14.10.2020). Irish government adds Greece and Italy to list of countries from which travelers are required to quarantine for 14 days on arrival (Reuters , 17.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    On 15 September the government set out new rules for its quarantine-free travel “green list”, saying visitors from a list of countries with a COVID-19 infection rate of under 25 cases per 100,000 over the past two weeks can skip a 14-day quarantine. Previously the green list was made up of countries with lower infection rates than Ireland, but the government stopped updating the list when cases in Ireland surged to 45 cases per 100,000 over the past 14 days. The government would soon publish a new list and would then adopt a coordinated EU system of travel restrictions that he said would be approved at an EU General Affairs Council meeting on 13 October.


    *Travel from EU: Entry Restrictions- Travel to a very limited set of locations (COVID-19 green list) is exempted from the general advice against non-essential travel overseas. Individuals arriving into Ireland from these locations will not be requested to restrict their movements upon entry. Passengers from any other location not on this list are asked to restrict their movements for 14 days. The general advice against non-essential travel includes Great Britain but does not apply to Northern Ireland.
    Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 green list and Travelling to Ireland from a location that is NOT on the COVID-19 green list. Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements here.
    *Travelling from (or returning to) Ireland Travelling abroad from Ireland and
    Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Travelwise App (smartphone app designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas).
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. *Find out more: COVID-19 Travel Advice.

    *Transit: As above.

    *From Third Countries: As above.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Local advice:
    For information about the incidence of Coronavirus in Ireland over the past 14 days, including by county, here.
    On 15 September 2020, the Irish Government published a plan for ‘Living with COVID-19’ in the 6-9 months covering the end of 2020 and early 2021. The revised strategy includes a ‘Framework for Restrictive Measures’ designed to allow people to understand, anticipate and prepare for the measures the government might introduce to stop escalation of the virus. The Framework consists of 5 Levels, which will be imposed depending on the incidence of COVID-19. All of Ireland is currently at Level 3, as of 16 October. Counties Donegal, Monaghan and Cavan are at level 4.
    You should check the Irish Government website, for comprehensive guidance on public health measures currently in force.

    *Nationwide restrictions: Level 3.
    Level 3 is currently in force for the most of Ireland, with the exceptions of counties Donegal, Monaghan and Cavan (see local restrictions below)
    Restrictions include:
    – Social and family gatherings in your home or garden are limited to a maximum of six visitors from one other household.
    – Other settings outside your home or garden – no social or family gatherings should take place.
    – Organised gatherings: organised indoor gatherings (in controlled environments with a named organiser) should not take place.
    – Organised outdoor gatherings: can take place for up to 15 people.
    – Restaurants and cafes (including bars / pubs serving food) – open for take-away and delivery and outdoor dining up to a maximum of 15 people. Wet pubs in Dublin remain closed.
    – Hotels and accommodation – open, but with services limited to residents.
    – Museums, galleries and cultural attractions – closed
    – Transport – Public transport capacity will be limited to 50% and for essential workers and essential purposes only. You must wear a face covering on public transport. Walk or cycle where possible.
    – Domestic travel – stay in your county apart from work, education, and other essential purposes, if appropriate.
    – Work from home unless absolutely necessary to attend in person.
    For further detail on the restrictive measures in place, including religious services; weddings; funerals; playgrounds and parks; care facilities; and for guidelines on school and work, check the Irish Government website.

    *Local restrictions: Counties Donegal, Monaghan and Cavan are at Level 4.
    Level 4 restrictions beyond those at Level 3 include:
    – You cannot have visitors from outside of your own house hold in your home and garden. No social or family gatherings should take place in other settings.
    – Essential retail and businesses that are primarily outdoors only can remain open. All other retail and personal services are closed.
    – Hotels are open but only for existing guests, and those with essential non-social and non-tourist purposes.
    – Only essential or other designated workers should go to work.
    For full detail on the measures in place at Leve1 4, including which facilities are open, religious services; weddings; funerals; playgrounds and parks; care facilities; and for guidelines on school and work check the Irish Government website.
    *Face coverings:
    The wearing of a face covering is mandatory in the following settings:
    • On public transport
    • In shops and many other indoor settings
    Some people are exempted from wearing masks. For more information and a complete list of settings where wearing a face covering is required, see the Irish Government website.
    As of 6 October following the nation wide introduction of level 3 restrictions, people have been instructed to stay in their county apart from work, education and other essential services, if appropriate.

    Read more
    16.10.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Latest News: Ireland’s government tightens COVID-19 restrictions in three counties bordering Northern Ireland (Reuters,14.10.2020). Irish government adds Greece and Italy to list of countries from which travelers are required to quarantine for 14 days on arrival (Reuters , 17.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    On 15 September the government set out new rules for its quarantine-free travel “green list”, saying visitors from a list of countries with a COVID-19 infection rate of under 25 cases per 100,000 over the past two weeks can skip a 14-day quarantine. Previously the green list was made up of countries with lower infection rates than Ireland, but the government stopped updating the list when cases in Ireland surged to 45 cases per 100,000 over the past 14 days. The government would soon publish a new list and would then adopt a coordinated EU system of travel restrictions that he said would be approved at an EU General Affairs Council meeting on 13 October.


    *Travel from EU: Entry Restrictions- Travel to a very limited set of locations (COVID-19 green list) is exempted from the general advice against non-essential travel overseas. Individuals arriving into Ireland from these locations will not be requested to restrict their movements upon entry. Passengers from any other location not on this list are asked to restrict their movements for 14 days. The general advice against non-essential travel includes Great Britain but does not apply to Northern Ireland.
    Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 green list and Travelling to Ireland from a location that is NOT on the COVID-19 green list. Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements here.
    *Travelling from (or returning to) Ireland Travelling abroad from Ireland and
    Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Travelwise App (smartphone app designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas).
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. *Find out more: COVID-19 Travel Advice.

    *Transit: As above.

    *From Third Countries: As above.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Local advice:
    For information about the incidence of Coronavirus in Ireland over the past 14 days, including by county, here.
    On 15 September 2020, the Irish Government published a plan for ‘Living with COVID-19’ in the 6-9 months covering the end of 2020 and early 2021. The revised strategy includes a ‘Framework for Restrictive Measures’ designed to allow people to understand, anticipate and prepare for the measures the government might introduce to stop escalation of the virus. The Framework consists of 5 Levels, which will be imposed depending on the incidence of COVID-19. All of Ireland is currently at Level 3, as of 6 October.
    You should check the Irish Government website, for comprehensive guidance on public health measures currently in force.

    *Nationwide restrictions: Level 3
    Level 3 is currently in force for the whole of Ireland, full details on the restrictions in place are on the Irish Government’s Website.
    Restrictions include:
    – Social and family gatherings in your home or garden are limited to a maximum of six visitors from one other household.
    – Other settings outside your home or garden – no social or family gatherings should take place.
    – Organised gatherings: organised indoor gatherings (in controlled environments with a named organiser) should not take place.
    – Organised outdoor gatherings: can take place for up to 15 people.
    – Restaurants and cafes (including bars / pubs serving food) – open for take-away and delivery and outdoor dining up to a maximum of 15 people. Wet pubs in Dublin remain closed.
    – Hotels and accommodation – open, but with services limited to residents.
    – Museums, galleries and cultural attractions – closed
    – Transport – Public transport capacity will be limited to 50% and for essential workers and essential purposes only. You must wear a face covering on public transport. Walk or cycle where possible.
    – Domestic travel – stay in your county apart from work, education, and other essential purposes, if appropriate.

    *Face coverings:
    The wearing of a face covering is mandatory in the following settings:
    • On public transport
    • In shops and many other indoor settings
    Some people are exempted from wearing masks. For more information and a complete list of settings where wearing a face covering is required, see the Irish Government website.
    As of 6 October following the nation wide introduction of level 3 restrictions, people have been instructed to stay in their county apart from work, education and other essential services, if appropriate.

    Read more
    09.10.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Latest News: Irish government adds Greece and Italy to list of countries from which travelers are required to quarantine for 14 days on arrival (Reuters , 17.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    On 15 September the government set out new rules for its quarantine-free travel “green list”, saying visitors from a list of countries with a COVID-19 infection rate of under 25 cases per 100,000 over the past two weeks can skip a 14-day quarantine. Previously the green list was made up of countries with lower infection rates than Ireland, but the government stopped updating the list when cases in Ireland surged to 45 cases per 100,000 over the past 14 days. The government would soon publish a new list and would then adopt a coordinated EU system of travel restrictions that he said would be approved at an EU General Affairs Council meeting on 13 October.


    *Travel from EU: Entry Restrictions- Travel to a very limited set of locations (COVID-19 green list) is exempted from the general advice against non-essential travel overseas. Individuals arriving into Ireland from these locations will not be requested to restrict their movements upon entry. Passengers from any other location not on this list are asked to restrict their movements for 14 days. The general advice against non-essential travel includes Great Britain but does not apply to Northern Ireland.
    Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 green list and Travelling to Ireland from a location that is NOT on the COVID-19 green list. Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements here.
    *Travelling from (or returning to) Ireland Travelling abroad from Ireland and
    Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Travelwise App (smartphone app designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas).
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. *Find out more: COVID-19 Travel Advice.

    *Transit: As above.

    *From Third Countries: As above.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Local advice:
    For information about the incidence of Coronavirus in Ireland over the past 14 days, including by county, here.
    On 15 September 2020, the Irish Government published a plan for ‘Living with COVID-19’ in the 6-9 months covering the end of 2020 and early 2021. The revised strategy includes a ‘Framework for Restrictive Measures’ designed to allow people to understand, anticipate and prepare for the measures the government might introduce to stop escalation of the virus. The Framework consists of 5 Levels, which will be imposed depending on the incidence of COVID-19. All of Ireland is currently at Level 3, as of 6 October.
    You should check the Irish Government website, for comprehensive guidance on public health measures currently in force.

    *Nationwide restrictions: Level 3
    Level 3 is currently in force for the whole of Ireland, full details on the restrictions in place are on the Irish Government’s Website.
    Restrictions include:
    – Social and family gatherings in your home or garden are limited to a maximum of six visitors from one other household.
    – Other settings outside your home or garden – no social or family gatherings should take place.
    – Organised gatherings: organised indoor gatherings (in controlled environments with a named organiser) should not take place.
    – Organised outdoor gatherings: can take place for up to 15 people.
    – Restaurants and cafes (including bars / pubs serving food) – open for take-away and delivery and outdoor dining up to a maximum of 15 people. Wet pubs in Dublin remain closed.
    – Hotels and accommodation – open, but with services limited to residents.
    – Museums, galleries and cultural attractions – closed
    – Transport – Public transport capacity will be limited to 50% and for essential workers and essential purposes only. You must wear a face covering on public transport. Walk or cycle where possible.
    – Domestic travel – stay in your county apart from work, education, and other essential purposes, if appropriate.

    *Face coverings:
    The wearing of a face covering is mandatory in the following settings:
    • On public transport
    • In shops and many other indoor settings
    Some people are exempted from wearing masks. For more information and a complete list of settings where wearing a face covering is required, see the Irish Government website.
    As of 6 October following the nation wide introduction of level 3 restrictions, people have been instructed to stay in their county apart from work, education and other essential services, if appropriate.

    Read more
    07.10.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Latest News: Irish government adds Greece and Italy to list of countries from which travelers are required to quarantine for 14 days on arrival (Reuters , 17.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    On 15 September the government set out new rules for its quarantine-free travel “green list”, saying visitors from a list of countries with a COVID-19 infection rate of under 25 cases per 100,000 over the past two weeks can skip a 14-day quarantine. Previously the green list was made up of countries with lower infection rates than Ireland, but the government stopped updating the list when cases in Ireland surged to 45 cases per 100,000 over the past 14 days. The government would soon publish a new list and would then adopt a coordinated EU system of travel restrictions that he said would be approved at an EU General Affairs Council meeting on 13 October.


    *Travel from EU: Entry Restrictions- Travel to a very limited set of locations (COVID-19 green list) is exempted from the general advice against non-essential travel overseas. Individuals arriving into Ireland from these locations will not be requested to restrict their movements upon entry. Passengers from any other location not on this list are asked to restrict their movements for 14 days. The general advice against non-essential travel includes Great Britain but does not apply to Northern Ireland. Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 green list and Travelling to Ireland from a location that is NOT on the COVID-19 green list. Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements here.

    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. * Travelling from (or returning to) Ireland Travelling abroad from Ireland and
    Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Travelwise App (smartphone app designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas) *Find out more: COVID-19 Travel Advice.

    *Transit: As above.

    *From Third Countries: As above.

    Internal Restrictions: *Local advice: For information about the incidence of Coronavirus in Ireland over the past 14 days, including by county, here.
    On 15 September 2020, the Irish Government published a plan for ‘Living with COVID-19’ in the 6-9 months covering the end of 2020 and early 2021.
    The revised strategy includes a ‘Framework for Restrictive Measures’ designed to allow people to understand, anticipate and prepare for the measures the government might introduce to stop escalation of the virus. The Framework consists of 5 Levels, which will be imposed depending on the incidence of COVID-19. Ireland (except Dublin) is currently at Level 2. As of 19 September, Dublin is at Level 3 (see Dublin section below)
    You should check the Irish Government website, for comprehensive guidance on public health measures currently in force.
    *Nationwide restrictions:
    Level 2 is currently in force for the whole of Ireland except Dublin and Donegal (which are at Level 3 – see section below). Full details are on the Irish Government website. Restrictions include:
    • Social and family gatherings in your home or garden are limited to a maximum of six visitors from up to three households including your own.
    • Other settings outside your home or garden – members of different households can continue to meet socially in other settings up to 6 people indoors and 15 outdoors from up to three households including your own.
    • Bars, cafes and restaurants (including hotel restaurants and bars) – Open with protective measures in place. Maximum numbers in restaurants and cafes linked to capacity of establishment, taking account of public health advice, but with individual groups limited to 6 people from up to 3 households.
    • Pubs or bars which do not serve food – open with robust protective measures in place. Maximum numbers linked to capacity of establishment, taking account of public health advice including appropriate social distancing, but with individual groups limited to 6 people from no more than 3 households.
    • Those aged 70 years and over and the medically vulnerable should exercise judgement regarding the extent to which they engage with others and in activities outside home.
    • Transport: you must wear a face covering on public transport. Walk or cycle where possible. Public transport capacity is limited to 50% and peak hours are for essential workers and essential purposes only.
    • Hotels and accommodation are open with protective measures in place.
    • There are no restrictions on domestic travel outside of Dublin.
    For further detail on the restrictive measures in place including on attending organised indoor and outdoor gatherings; sports events; religious services; weddings; funerals; museums and other cultural attractions; playgrounds and parks; care facilities; and for guidelines on school and work, check the Irish Government website.
    *Dublin and Dongeal:
    Level 3 is in force in Dublin and Donegal. Full details for restrictions in Dublin
    here and for Dongeal here. Restrictions include:
    • Social and family gatherings in your home or garden are limited to a maximum of six visitors from one other household.
    • Other settings outside your home or garden – no social or family gatherings should take place.
    • Organised gatherings – organised indoor gatherings (in controlled environments with a named organiser) should not take place. Organised outdoor gatherings – can take place for up to 15 people.
    • Restaurants and cafes (including bars / pubs serving food) – open for take-away and delivery and outdoor dining only to a maximum of 15 people.
    • Hotels and accommodation – open, but with services limited to residents.
    • Museums, galleries and cultural attractions – closed
    • Transport – Public transport capacity will be limited to 50% and for essential workers and essential purposes only. You must wear a face covering on public transport. Walk or cycle where possible.
    • Domestic travel – stay in the county of Dublin apart from work, education, and other essential purposes, if appropriate.
    • Pubs or bars not serving food are closed in Dublin; pubs or bars not serving food are open in Donegal for take-away and outdoor service.
    For further detail on the restrictive measures in place on: weddings; sports; religious services; funerals; retail and services; work; schools and educational settings; playground and play areas; and long-term residential facilities, please consult the links provided at the start of this section.

    *Face coverings:
    The wearing of a face covering is mandatory in the following settings:
    • On public transport
    • In shops and many other indoor settings
    Some people are exempted from wearing masks. For more information and a complete list of settings where wearing a face covering is required, see the
    Irish Government website.
    *Travel in Ireland: There are public health measures in place across all counties in Ireland from 16 September. You are able to travel freely in most of Ireland, but there are restrictions on travel into and out of Dublin.

    Read more
    02.10.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Latest News: Irish government adds Greece and Italy to list of countries from which travelers are required to quarantine for 14 days on arrival (Reuters , 17.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    On 15 September the government set out new rules for its quarantine-free travel “green list”, saying visitors from a list of countries with a COVID-19 infection rate of under 25 cases per 100,000 over the past two weeks can skip a 14-day quarantine. Previously the green list was made up of countries with lower infection rates than Ireland, but the government stopped updating the list when cases in Ireland surged to 45 cases per 100,000 over the past 14 days. The government would soon publish a new list and would then adopt a coordinated EU system of travel restrictions that he said would be approved at an EU General Affairs Council meeting on 13 October.


    *Travel from EU: Entry Restrictions- Travel to a very limited set of locations (COVID-19 green list) is exempted from the general advice against non-essential travel overseas. Individuals arriving into Ireland from these locations will not be requested to restrict their movements upon entry. Passengers from any other location not on this list are asked to restrict their movements for 14 days. The general advice against non-essential travel includes Great Britain but does not apply to Northern Ireland. Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 green list and Travelling to Ireland from a location that is NOT on the COVID-19 green list. Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements here. *Mandatory Travel Documentation-COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. * Travelling from (or returning to) Ireland Travelling abroad from Ireland and
    Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Travelwise App (smartphone app designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas) *Find out more: COVID-19 Travel Advice.

    *Transit: As above.

    *From Third Countries: As above.

    Internal Restrictions: *Local advice: For information about the incidence of Coronavirus in Ireland over the past 14 days, including by county, here.
    On 15 September 2020, the Irish Government published a plan for ‘Living with COVID-19’ in the 6-9 months covering the end of 2020 and early 2021.
    The revised strategy includes a ‘Framework for Restrictive Measures’ designed to allow people to understand, anticipate and prepare for the measures the government might introduce to stop escalation of the virus. The Framework consists of 5 Levels, which will be imposed depending on the incidence of COVID-19. Ireland (except Dublin) is currently at Level 2. As of 19 September, Dublin is at Level 3 (see Dublin section below)
    You should check the Irish Government website, for comprehensive guidance on public health measures currently in force.
    *Nationwide restrictions:
    Level 2 is currently in force for the whole of Ireland except Dublin and Donegal (which are at Level 3 – see section below). Full details are on the Irish Government website. Restrictions include:
    • Social and family gatherings in your home or garden are limited to a maximum of six visitors from up to three households including your own.
    • Other settings outside your home or garden – members of different households can continue to meet socially in other settings up to 6 people indoors and 15 outdoors from up to three households including your own.
    • Bars, cafes and restaurants (including hotel restaurants and bars) – Open with protective measures in place. Maximum numbers in restaurants and cafes linked to capacity of establishment, taking account of public health advice, but with individual groups limited to 6 people from up to 3 households.
    • Pubs or bars which do not serve food – open with robust protective measures in place. Maximum numbers linked to capacity of establishment, taking account of public health advice including appropriate social distancing, but with individual groups limited to 6 people from no more than 3 households.
    • Those aged 70 years and over and the medically vulnerable should exercise judgement regarding the extent to which they engage with others and in activities outside home.
    • Transport: you must wear a face covering on public transport. Walk or cycle where possible. Public transport capacity is limited to 50% and peak hours are for essential workers and essential purposes only.
    • Hotels and accommodation are open with protective measures in place.
    • There are no restrictions on domestic travel outside of Dublin.
    For further detail on the restrictive measures in place including on attending organised indoor and outdoor gatherings; sports events; religious services; weddings; funerals; museums and other cultural attractions; playgrounds and parks; care facilities; and for guidelines on school and work, check the Irish Government website.
    *Dublin and Dongeal:
    Level 3 is in force in Dublin and Donegal. Full details for restrictions in Dublin
    here and for Dongeal here. Restrictions include:
    • Social and family gatherings in your home or garden are limited to a maximum of six visitors from one other household.
    • Other settings outside your home or garden – no social or family gatherings should take place.
    • Organised gatherings – organised indoor gatherings (in controlled environments with a named organiser) should not take place. Organised outdoor gatherings – can take place for up to 15 people.
    • Restaurants and cafes (including bars / pubs serving food) – open for take-away and delivery and outdoor dining only to a maximum of 15 people.
    • Hotels and accommodation – open, but with services limited to residents.
    • Museums, galleries and cultural attractions – closed
    • Transport – Public transport capacity will be limited to 50% and for essential workers and essential purposes only. You must wear a face covering on public transport. Walk or cycle where possible.
    • Domestic travel – stay in the county of Dublin apart from work, education, and other essential purposes, if appropriate.
    • Pubs or bars not serving food are closed in Dublin; pubs or bars not serving food are open in Donegal for take-away and outdoor service.
    For further detail on the restrictive measures in place on: weddings; sports; religious services; funerals; retail and services; work; schools and educational settings; playground and play areas; and long-term residential facilities, please consult the links provided at the start of this section.

    *Face coverings:
    The wearing of a face covering is mandatory in the following settings:
    • On public transport
    • In shops and many other indoor settings
    Some people are exempted from wearing masks. For more information and a complete list of settings where wearing a face covering is required, see the
    Irish Government website.
    *Travel in Ireland: There are public health measures in place across all counties in Ireland from 16 September. You are able to travel freely in most of Ireland, but there are restrictions on travel into and out of Dublin.

    Read more
    01.10.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Latest News: Irish government adds Greece and Italy to list of countries from which travelers are required to quarantine for 14 days on arrival (Reuters , 17.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    On 15 September the government set out new rules for its quarantine-free travel “green list”, saying visitors from a list of countries with a COVID-19 infection rate of under 25 cases per 100,000 over the past two weeks can skip a 14-day quarantine. Previously the green list was made up of countries with lower infection rates than Ireland, but the government stopped updating the list when cases in Ireland surged to 45 cases per 100,000 over the past 14 days. The government would soon publish a new list and would then adopt a coordinated EU system of travel restrictions that he said would be approved at an EU General Affairs Council meeting on 13 October.


    *Travel from EU: Entry Restrictions- Travel to a very limited set of locations (COVID-19 green list) is exempted from the general advice against non-essential travel overseas. Individuals arriving into Ireland from these locations will not be requested to restrict their movements upon entry. Passengers from any other location not on this list are asked to restrict their movements
    for 14 days. The general advice against non-essential travel includes Great Britain but does not apply to Northern Ireland. Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 green list and Travelling to Ireland from a location that is NOT on the COVID-19 green list. Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements here. *Mandatory Travel Documentation-COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. * Travelling from (or returning to) Ireland Travelling abroad from Ireland and
    Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Travelwise App (smartphone app designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas) *Find out more: COVID-19 Travel Advice.

    *Transit: As above.

    *From Third Countries: As above.

    Internal Restrictions: *Local advice: For information about the incidence of Coronavirus in Ireland over the past 14 days, including by county, here.
    On 15 September 2020, the Irish Government published a plan for ‘Living with COVID-19’ in the 6-9 months covering the end of 2020 and early 2021.
    The revised strategy includes a ‘Framework for Restrictive Measures’ designed to allow people to understand, anticipate and prepare for the measures the government might introduce to stop escalation of the virus. The Framework consists of 5 Levels, which will be imposed depending on the incidence of COVID-19. Ireland (except Dublin) is currently at Level 2. As of 19 September, Dublin is at Level 3 (see Dublin section below)
    You should check the Irish Government website, for comprehensive guidance on public health measures currently in force.
    *Nationwide restrictions:
    Level 2 is currently in force for the whole of Ireland except Dublin and Donegal (which are at Level 3 – see section below). Full details are on the Irish Government website. Restrictions include:
    • Social and family gatherings in your home or garden are limited to a maximum of six visitors from up to three households including your own.
    • Other settings outside your home or garden – members of different households can continue to meet socially in other settings up to 6 people indoors and 15 outdoors from up to three households including your own.
    • Bars, cafes and restaurants (including hotel restaurants and bars) – Open with protective measures in place. Maximum numbers in restaurants and cafes linked to capacity of establishment, taking account of public health advice, but with individual groups limited to 6 people from up to 3 households.
    • Pubs or bars which do not serve food – open with robust protective measures in place. Maximum numbers linked to capacity of establishment, taking account of public health advice including appropriate social distancing, but with individual groups limited to 6 people from no more than 3 households.
    • Those aged 70 years and over and the medically vulnerable should exercise judgement regarding the extent to which they engage with others and in activities outside home.
    • Transport: you must wear a face covering on public transport. Walk or cycle where possible. Public transport capacity is limited to 50% and peak hours are for essential workers and essential purposes only.
    • Hotels and accommodation are open with protective measures in place.
    • There are no restrictions on domestic travel outside of Dublin.
    For further detail on the restrictive measures in place including on attending organised indoor and outdoor gatherings; sports events; religious services; weddings; funerals; museums and other cultural attractions; playgrounds and parks; care facilities; and for guidelines on school and work, check the Irish Government website.
    *Dublin and Dongeal:
    Level 3 is in force in Dublin and Donegal. Full details for restrictions in Dublin
    here and for Dongeal here. Restrictions include:
    • Social and family gatherings in your home or garden are limited to a maximum of six visitors from one other household.
    • Other settings outside your home or garden – no social or family gatherings should take place.
    • Organised gatherings – organised indoor gatherings (in controlled environments with a named organiser) should not take place. Organised outdoor gatherings – can take place for up to 15 people.
    • Restaurants and cafes (including bars / pubs serving food) – open for take-away and delivery and outdoor dining only to a maximum of 15 people.
    • Hotels and accommodation – open, but with services limited to residents.
    • Museums, galleries and cultural attractions – closed
    • Transport – Public transport capacity will be limited to 50% and for essential workers and essential purposes only. You must wear a face covering on public transport. Walk or cycle where possible.
    • Domestic travel – stay in the county of Dublin apart from work, education, and other essential purposes, if appropriate.
    • Pubs or bars not serving food are closed in Dublin; pubs or bars not serving food are open in Donegal for take-away and outdoor service.
    For further detail on the restrictive measures in place on: weddings; sports; religious services; funerals; retail and services; work; schools and educational settings; playground and play areas; and long-term residential facilities, please consult the links provided at the start of this section.

    *Face coverings:
    The wearing of a face covering is mandatory in the following settings:
    • On public transport
    • In shops and many other indoor settings
    Some people are exempted from wearing masks. For more information and a complete list of settings where wearing a face covering is required, see the
    Irish Government website.
    *Travel in Ireland: There are public health measures in place across all counties in Ireland from 16 September. You are able to travel freely in most of Ireland, but there are restrictions on travel into and out of Dublin.

    Read more
    28.09.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Latest News: Irish government adds Greece and Italy to list of countries from which travelers are required to quarantine for 14 days on arrival (Reuters , 17.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    On 15 September the government set out new rules for its quarantine-free travel “green list”, saying visitors from a list of countries with a COVID-19 infection rate of under 25 cases per 100,000 over the past two weeks can skip a 14-day quarantine. Previously the green list was made up of countries with lower infection rates than Ireland, but the government stopped updating the list when cases in Ireland surged to 45 cases per 100,000 over the past 14 days. The government would soon publish a new list and would then adopt a coordinated EU system of travel restrictions that he said would be approved at an EU General Affairs Council meeting on 13 October.


    **Travelling from the EU: Travel to a very limited set of locations (COVID-19 green list) is exempted from the general advice against non-essential travel overseas. Individuals arriving into Ireland from these locations will not be requested to restrict their movements upon entry. Passengers from any other location not on this list are asked to restrict their movements for 14 days. The general advice against non-essential travel includes Great Britain but does not apply to Northern Ireland. Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 green list. Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements at www.inis.gov.ie. *Mandatory Travel Documentation:
    COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. *Travelling from (or returning to) Ireland: Travelling abroad from Ireland; Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. *Travelwise App (smartphone app designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas) * Find out more: COVID-19 Travel Advice.

    **Transit: As above.

    **Third Countries: As above

    Internal Restrictions: *Local advice: For information about the incidence of Coronavirus in Ireland over the past 14 days, including by county, here.
    On 15 September 2020, the Irish Government published a plan for ‘Living with COVID-19’ in the 6-9 months covering the end of 2020 and early 2021.
    The revised strategy includes a ‘Framework for Restrictive Measures’ designed to allow people to understand, anticipate and prepare for the measures the government might introduce to stop escalation of the virus. The Framework consists of 5 Levels, which will be imposed depending on the incidence of COVID-19. Ireland (except Dublin) is currently at Level 2. As of 19 September, Dublin is at Level 3 (see Dublin section below)
    You should check the Irish Government website, for comprehensive guidance on public health measures currently in force.
    *Nationwide restrictions:
    Level 2 is currently in force for the whole of Ireland except Dublin and Donegal (which are at Level 3 – see section below). Full details are on the Irish Government website. Restrictions include:
    • Social and family gatherings in your home or garden are limited to a maximum of six visitors from up to three households including your own.
    • Other settings outside your home or garden – members of different households can continue to meet socially in other settings up to 6 people indoors and 15 outdoors from up to three households including your own.
    • Bars, cafes and restaurants (including hotel restaurants and bars) – Open with protective measures in place. Maximum numbers in restaurants and cafes linked to capacity of establishment, taking account of public health advice, but with individual groups limited to 6 people from up to 3 households.
    • Pubs or bars which do not serve food – open with robust protective measures in place. Maximum numbers linked to capacity of establishment, taking account of public health advice including appropriate social distancing, but with individual groups limited to 6 people from no more than 3 households.
    • Those aged 70 years and over and the medically vulnerable should exercise judgement regarding the extent to which they engage with others and in activities outside home.
    • Transport: you must wear a face covering on public transport. Walk or cycle where possible. Public transport capacity is limited to 50% and peak hours are for essential workers and essential purposes only.
    • Hotels and accommodation are open with protective measures in place.
    • There are no restrictions on domestic travel outside of Dublin.
    For further detail on the restrictive measures in place including on attending organised indoor and outdoor gatherings; sports events; religious services; weddings; funerals; museums and other cultural attractions; playgrounds and parks; care facilities; and for guidelines on school and work, check the Irish Government website.
    *Dublin and Dongeal:
    Level 3 is in force in Dublin and Donegal. Full details for restrictions in Dublin
    here and for Dongeal here. Restrictions include:
    • Social and family gatherings in your home or garden are limited to a maximum of six visitors from one other household.
    • Other settings outside your home or garden – no social or family gatherings should take place.
    • Organised gatherings – organised indoor gatherings (in controlled environments with a named organiser) should not take place. Organised outdoor gatherings – can take place for up to 15 people.
    • Restaurants and cafes (including bars / pubs serving food) – open for take-away and delivery and outdoor dining only to a maximum of 15 people.
    • Hotels and accommodation – open, but with services limited to residents.
    • Museums, galleries and cultural attractions – closed
    • Transport – Public transport capacity will be limited to 50% and for essential workers and essential purposes only. You must wear a face covering on public transport. Walk or cycle where possible.
    • Domestic travel – stay in the county of Dublin apart from work, education, and other essential purposes, if appropriate.
    • Pubs or bars not serving food are closed in Dublin; pubs or bars not serving food are open in Donegal for take-away and outdoor service.
    For further detail on the restrictive measures in place on: weddings; sports; religious services; funerals; retail and services; work; schools and educational settings; playground and play areas; and long-term residential facilities, please consult the links provided at the start of this section.

    *Face coverings:
    The wearing of a face covering is mandatory in the following settings:
    • On public transport
    • In shops and many other indoor settings
    Some people are exempted from wearing masks. For more information and a complete list of settings where wearing a face covering is required, see the
    Irish Government website.
    *Travel in Ireland: There are public health measures in place across all counties in Ireland from 16 September. You are able to travel freely in most of Ireland, but there are restrictions on travel into and out of Dublin.

    Read more
    25.09.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Latest News: Irish government adds Greece and Italy to list of countries from which travelers are required to quarantine for 14 days on arrival (Reuters , 17.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    On 15 September the government set out new rules for its quarantine-free travel “green list”, saying visitors from a list of countries with a COVID-19 infection rate of under 25 cases per 100,000 over the past two weeks can skip a 14-day quarantine. Previously the green list was made up of countries with lower infection rates than Ireland, but the government stopped updating the list when cases in Ireland surged to 45 cases per 100,000 over the past 14 days. The government would soon publish a new list and would then adopt a coordinated EU system of travel restrictions that he said would be approved at an EU General Affairs Council meeting on 13 October.


    **Travelling from the EU: Travel to a very limited set of locations (COVID-19 green list) is exempted from the general advice against non-essential travel overseas. Individuals arriving into Ireland from these locations will not be requested to restrict their movements upon entry. Passengers from any other location not on this list are asked to restrict their movements for 14 days. The general advice against non-essential travel includes Great Britain but does not apply to Northern Ireland. Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 green list. Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements at www.inis.gov.ie. *Mandatory Travel Documentation:
    COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. *Travelling from (or returning to) Ireland: Travelling abroad from Ireland; Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. *Travelwise App (smartphone app designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas) * Find out more: COVID-19 Travel Advice.

    **Transit: As above.

    **Third Countries: As above

    Internal Restrictions: On 15 September 2020, the Irish Government published a plan for ‘Living with COVID-19’ in the 6-9 months covering the end of 2020 and early 2021. The revised strategy includes a ‘Framework for Restrictive Measures’ designed to allow people to understand, anticipate and prepare for the measures the government might introduce to stop escalation of the virus. The Framework consists of 5 Levels, which will be imposed depending on the incidence of COVID-19. Ireland (except Dublin) is currently at Level 2. As of 19 September, Dublin is at Level 3.
    You should check the Irish Government website, for comprehensive guidance on public health measures currently in force.
    Nationwide restrictions: Level 2: Level 2 is currently in force for the whole of Ireland except Dublin (which is at Level 3 – see section below). Full details are on the Irish Government website.

    Restrictions include: Social and family gatherings in your home or garden are limited to a maximum of six visitors from up to three households including your own.
    • Other settings outside your home or garden – members of different households can continue to meet socially in other settings up to 6 people indoors and 15 outdoors from up to three households including your own.
    • Bars, cafes and restaurants (including hotel restaurants and bars) – Open with protective measures in place. Maximum numbers in restaurants and cafes linked to capacity of establishment, taking account of public health advice, but with individual groups limited to 6 people from up to 3 households.
    • Pubs or bars which do not serve food – open with robust protective measures in place. Maximum numbers linked to capacity of establishment, taking account of public health advice including appropriate social distancing, but with individual groups limited to 6 people from no more than 3 households.
    • Those aged 70 years and over and the medically vulnerable should exercise judgement regarding the extent to which they engage with others and in activities outside home.
    • Transport: you must wear a face covering on public transport. Walk or cycle where possible. Public transport capacity is limited to 50% and peak hours are for essential workers and essential purposes only.
    • Hotels and accommodation are open with protective measures in place.
    • There are no restrictions on domestic travel outside of Dublin.
    For further detail on the restrictive measures in place including on attending organised indoor and outdoor gatherings; sports events; religious services; weddings; funerals; museums and other cultural attractions; playgrounds and parks; care facilities; and for guidelines on school and work, check the Irish Government website.

    Dublin: Level 3: Level 3 is in force in Dublin. Full details are on the Irish Government website.

    Restrictions include:
    • Social and family gatherings in your home or garden are limited to a maximum of six visitors from one other household.
    • Other settings outside your home or garden – no social or family gatherings should take place.
    • Organised gatherings – organised indoor gatherings (in controlled environments with a named organiser) should not take place. Organised outdoor gatherings – can take place for up to 15 people.
    • Restaurants and cafes (including bars / pubs serving food) – open for take-away and delivery and outdoor dining only to a maximum of 15 people.
    • Pubs or bars not serving food – closed.
    • Hotels and accommodation – open, but with services limited to residents.
    • Museums, galleries and cultural attractions – closed
    • Transport – Public transport capacity will be limited to 50% and for essential workers and essential purposes only. You must wear a face covering on public transport. Walk or cycle where possible.
    • Domestic travel -: stay in the county of Dublin apart from work, education, and other essential purposes, if appropriate.
    For further detail on the restrictive measures in place on: weddings; sports; religious services; funerals; ; retail and services; work; schools and educational settings; playground and play areas; and long-term residential facilities, please check the Irish Government website.

    *Face coverings:
    The wearing of a face covering is mandatory in the following settings:
    • On public transport
    • In shops and many other indoor settings
    Some people are exempted from wearing masks. For more information and a complete list of settings where wearing a face covering is required, see the Irish Government website.

    Read more
    19.09.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Latest News: Irish government adds Greece and Italy to list of countries from which travelers are required to quarantine for 14 days on arrival (Reuters , 17.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    On 15 September the government set out new rules for its quarantine-free travel “green list”, saying visitors from a list of countries with a COVID-19 infection rate of under 25 cases per 100,000 over the past two weeks can skip a 14-day quarantine. Previously the green list was made up of countries with lower infection rates than Ireland, but the government stopped updating the list when cases in Ireland surged to 45 cases per 100,000 over the past 14 days. The government would soon publish a new list and would then adopt a coordinated EU system of travel restrictions that he said would be approved at an EU General Affairs Council meeting on 13 October.


    **Travelling from the EU: Travel to a very limited set of locations (COVID-19 green list) is exempted from the general advice against non-essential travel overseas. Individuals arriving into Ireland from these locations will not be requested to restrict their movements upon entry. Passengers from any other location not on this list are asked to restrict their movements for 14 days. The general advice against non-essential travel includes Great Britain but does not apply to Northern Ireland. Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 green list. Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements at www.inis.gov.ie. *Mandatory Travel Documentation:
    COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. *Travelling from (or returning to) Ireland: Travelling abroad from Ireland; Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. *Travelwise App (smartphone app designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas) * Find out more: COVID-19 Travel Advice.

    **Transit: As above.

    **Third Countries: As above

    Internal Restrictions:
    On 15 September 2020, the Irish Government published a plan for ‘Living with COVID-19’ in the 6-9 months covering the end of 2020 and early 2021.

    The revised strategy includes a ‘Framework for Restrictive Measures’ designed to allow people to understand, anticipate and prepare for the measures the government might introduce to stop escalation of the virus. The Framework consists of 5 Levels, which will be imposed depending on the incidence of COVID-19. Ireland is currently at Level 2. There are additional specific measures in place for Dublin (see section on Dublin below).

    You should check the Irish Government website, for comprehensive guidance on public health measures currently in force. Nationwide restrictions currently in force include the following:
    Social and family gatherings in your home or garden – limited to a maximum of six visitors from up to three households including your own; Other settings outside your home or garden – members of different households can continue to meet socially in other settings up to 6 people indoors and 15 outdoors from up to three households including your own; Bars, cafes and restaurants (including hotel restaurants and bars) – Open with protective measures in place. Maximum numbers in restaurants and cafes linked to capacity of establishment, taking account of public health advice, but with individual groups limited to 6 people from up to 3 households; Pubs or bars which do not serve food – open with robust protective measures in place. Maximum numbers linked to capacity of establishment, taking account of public health advice including appropriate social distancing, but with individual groups limited to 6 people from no more than 3 households; Those aged 70 years and over and the medically vulnerable should exercise judgement regarding the extent to which they engage with others and in activities outside home; Transport: you must wear a face covering on public transport. Walk or cycle where possible. Public transport capacity is limited to 50% and peak hours are for essential workers and essential purposes only; Hotels and accommodation are open with protective measures in place; There are no restrictions on domestic travel outside of Dublin.
    For further detail on the restrictive measures in place including on attending organised indoor and outdoor gatherings; sports events; religious services; weddings; funerals; museums and other cultural attractions; playgrounds and parks; care facilities; and for guidelines on school and work, check the Irish government website. The wearing of a face covering is mandatory in the following settings: On public transport; In shops and many other indoor settings. Some people are exempted from wearing masks. For more information and a complete list of settings where wearing a face covering is required, please see the Irish Government website.

    Read more
    18.09.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Latest News: Government sets new rules for quarantine-free travel (Reuters , 15.09.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    On 15 September the government set out new rules for its quarantine-free travel “green list”, saying visitors from a list of countries with a COVID-19 infection rate of under 25 cases per 100,000 over the past two weeks can skip a 14-day quarantine. Previously the green list was made up of countries with lower infection rates than Ireland, but the government stopped updating the list when cases in Ireland surged to 45 cases per 100,000 over the past 14 days. The government would soon publish a new list and would then adopt a coordinated EU system of travel restrictions that he said would be approved at an EU General Affairs Council meeting on 13 October.


    **Travelling from the EU: Entry Restrictions: Travel to a very limited set of locations (COVID-19 green list) is exempted from the general advice against non-essential travel overseas. Individuals arriving into Ireland from these locations will not be requested to restrict their movements upon entry. Passengers from any other location not on this list are asked to restrict their movements for 14 days. The general advice against non-essential travel includes Great Britain but does not apply to Northern Ireland. Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 green list; Travelling to Ireland from a location that is NOT on the COVID-19 green list.
    Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements here. *Mandatory Travel Documentation:COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. *Travelling from (or returning to) Ireland: Travelling abroad from Ireland . Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Travelwise App (smartphone app designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas)

    **Transit: As above.

    **Third Countries: As above.

    Internal Restrictions:
    On 15 September 2020, the Irish Government published a plan for ‘Living with COVID-19’ in the 6-9 months covering the end of 2020 and early 2021.

    The revised strategy includes a ‘Framework for Restrictive Measures’ designed to allow people to understand, anticipate and prepare for the measures the government might introduce to stop escalation of the virus. The Framework consists of 5 Levels, which will be imposed depending on the incidence of COVID-19. Ireland is currently at Level 2. There are additional specific measures in place for Dublin (see section on Dublin below).

    You should check the Irish Government website, for comprehensive guidance on public health measures currently in force. Nationwide restrictions currently in force include the following:
    Social and family gatherings in your home or garden – limited to a maximum of six visitors from up to three households including your own; Other settings outside your home or garden – members of different households can continue to meet socially in other settings up to 6 people indoors and 15 outdoors from up to three households including your own; Bars, cafes and restaurants (including hotel restaurants and bars) – Open with protective measures in place. Maximum numbers in restaurants and cafes linked to capacity of establishment, taking account of public health advice, but with individual groups limited to 6 people from up to 3 households; Pubs or bars which do not serve food – open with robust protective measures in place. Maximum numbers linked to capacity of establishment, taking account of public health advice including appropriate social distancing, but with individual groups limited to 6 people from no more than 3 households; Those aged 70 years and over and the medically vulnerable should exercise judgement regarding the extent to which they engage with others and in activities outside home; Transport: you must wear a face covering on public transport. Walk or cycle where possible. Public transport capacity is limited to 50% and peak hours are for essential workers and essential purposes only; Hotels and accommodation are open with protective measures in place; There are no restrictions on domestic travel outside of Dublin.
    For further detail on the restrictive measures in place including on attending organised indoor and outdoor gatherings; sports events; religious services; weddings; funerals; museums and other cultural attractions; playgrounds and parks; care facilities; and for guidelines on school and work, check the Irish government website. The wearing of a face covering is mandatory in the following settings: On public transport; In shops and many other indoor settings. Some people are exempted from wearing masks. For more information and a complete list of settings where wearing a face covering is required, please see the Irish Government website.

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    16.09.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Latest News: Government sets new rules for quarantine-free travel (Reuters , 15.09.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    On 15 September the government set out new rules for its quarantine-free travel “green list”, saying visitors from a list of countries with a COVID-19 infection rate of under 25 cases per 100,000 over the past two weeks can skip a 14-day quarantine. Previously the green list was made up of countries with lower infection rates than Ireland, but the government stopped updating the list when cases in Ireland surged to 45 cases per 100,000 over the past 14 days. The government would soon publish a new list and would then adopt a coordinated EU system of travel restrictions that he said would be approved at an EU General Affairs Council meeting on 13 October.


    **From EU: Entry Restrictions: A COVID-19 green list is reviewed on a fortnightly basis. Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 green list. Travelling to Ireland from a location that is NOT on the COVID-19 green list.
    Travelling from (or returning to) Ireland: Travelling abroad from Ireland; Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
    **Rules and Exceptions: The Irish Authorities advise anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland and from locations with a security rating of “normal precautions” (green), to restrict their movements for 14 days. This includes citizens and residents returning to Ireland. Restricting your movements means staying indoors in one location and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible. Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements here. **Mandatory Travel Documentation: COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. Find out more: COVID-19 Travel Advice.

    **Transit: As above.

    **Third Countries: As above.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Indoor gatherings are restricted to a maximum of 6 people from up to 3 households. Outdoor gatherings are restricted to a maximum of 15 people. You should not use public transport in Kildare unless it is absolutely necessary to do so. Hotels can open but must limit occupancy to essential non-social and non-tourist reasons. Full details of business and amenity restrictions in these counties can be found on the Irish Government website.
    There are other public health measures in place across all counties in Ireland from 18 August. A maximum of 6 people from a maximum of 3 different households are permitted in a private home or garden gatherings. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 15 people. Restaurants and cafes can remain open, with a mandatory closing time of 11.30pm. Most community, religious, cultural, social and sport facilities are open, whilst observing physical distancing and other relevant public health guidelines and protocols. All sporting events are to take place behind closed doors, with a strict avoidance of social gatherings before and after matches, social distancing in between and on the sidelines. The limit of 15 people outdoors also applies to sports training and indoor exercises classes are limited to 6 people. The resumption of visiting at hospitals, nursing homes and other residential settings is continuing on a planned, phased basis. A number of educational facilities are now able to open, whilst observing all of the relevant public health guidelines. See the Irish Government website for further details.
    There are penalties for non-compliance in these settings; wear a face mask if you are travelling in a private vehicle with someone from outside of your household. Some people are exempted from wearing masks. For more information, please see the Irish Government website. If you are over 70 or extremely medically vulnerable you can still meet with people and go outside for exercise but are advised, if at all possible, to avoid public transport, shop during designated hours or seek assistance if needed in accessing food, essential supplies and medicine. You are also advised to maintain a 2 metre distance from others when exercising outdoors and to wash hands on returning home. The Irish Government states that as risk cannot be completely eliminated, you will need to decide what is right for you and your health. See the Irish Government website for further information, which covers relevant information for a range of different scenarios.r

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    15.09.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Authorities tighten COVID-19 restrictions until September 13. (Garda, 19.08.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    ****From EU: Entry Restrictions: A COVID-19 green list is reviewed on a fortnightly basis. Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 green list. Travelling to Ireland from a location that is NOT on the COVID-19 green list. **Travelling from (or returning to) Ireland: Travelling abroad from Ireland; Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. **Rules and Exceptions: The Irish Authorities advise anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland and from locations with a security rating of “normal precautions” (green), to restrict their movements for 14 days. This includes citizens and residents returning to Ireland. Restricting your movements means staying indoors in one location and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible. Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements here. **Mandatory Travel Documentation: COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. Find out more: COVID-19 Travel Advice.

    **Transit: As above

    **Third Countries: As above.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Indoor gatherings are restricted to a maximum of 6 people from up to 3 households. Outdoor gatherings are restricted to a maximum of 15 people. You should not use public transport in Kildare unless it is absolutely necessary to do so. Hotels can open but must limit occupancy to essential non-social and non-tourist reasons. Full details of business and amenity restrictions in these counties can be found on the Irish Government website.
    There are other public health measures in place across all counties in Ireland from 18 August. A maximum of 6 people from a maximum of 3 different households are permitted in a private home or garden gatherings. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 15 people. Restaurants and cafes can remain open, with a mandatory closing time of 11.30pm. Most community, religious, cultural, social and sport facilities are open, whilst observing physical distancing and other relevant public health guidelines and protocols. All sporting events are to take place behind closed doors, with a strict avoidance of social gatherings before and after matches, social distancing in between and on the sidelines. The limit of 15 people outdoors also applies to sports training and indoor exercises classes are limited to 6 people. The resumption of visiting at hospitals, nursing homes and other residential settings is continuing on a planned, phased basis. A number of educational facilities are now able to open, whilst observing all of the relevant public health guidelines. See the Irish Government website for further details.
    There are penalties for non-compliance in these settings; wear a face mask if you are travelling in a private vehicle with someone from outside of your household. Some people are exempted from wearing masks. For more information, please see the Irish Government website. If you are over 70 or extremely medically vulnerable you can still meet with people and go outside for exercise but are advised, if at all possible, to avoid public transport, shop during designated hours or seek assistance if needed in accessing food, essential supplies and medicine. You are also advised to maintain a 2 metre distance from others when exercising outdoors and to wash hands on returning home. The Irish Government states that as risk cannot be completely eliminated, you will need to decide what is right for you and your health. See the Irish Government website for further information, which covers relevant information for a range of different scenarios.r

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    14.09.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Authorities tighten COVID-19 restrictions until September 13. (Garda, 19.08.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    *****From EU: Travellers from Estonia, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Slovakia may enter Ireland without restrictions. Passengers from any other location are asked to restrict their movements for 14 days. The COVID-19 green list is reviewed on a fortnightly basis, based on advice from officials including public health experts. Irish citizens travelling to locations with a “normal precautions” (green) rating are advised to follow the public health guidelines of the local health authorities and to continue to practice physical distancing measures, hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette etc. The security rating for all other locations remains unchanged at either to “avoid non-essential travel” (orange) or to “do not travel” (red). Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. **Rules and Exceptions: The Irish Authorities advise anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland and from locations with a security rating of “normal precautions” (green), to restrict their movements for 14 days. This includes citizens and residents returning to Ireland. Restricting your movements means staying indoors in one location and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible. Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements at here. Further information on these requirements and the list of countries is available here. **Mandatory Travel Documentation: All passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas are obliged to complete a mandatory Public Health Passenger Locator Form and to submit it to the relevant authority at their port of entry. This form must include your address or the address of where you will be staying while you are in the country, as well as a contact number. **Specific measures for Irish residents exiting or returning to Ireland: Irish citizens travelling to locations with a “normal precautions” (green) rating are advised to follow the public health guidelines of the local health authorities and to continue to practice physical distancing measures, hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette etc. The security rating for all other locations remains unchanged at either to “avoid non-essential travel” (orange) or to “do not travel (red). Travel advice by country.

    **Transit: As above

    **Third Countries: As above.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Indoor gatherings are restricted to a maximum of 6 people from up to 3 households. Outdoor gatherings are restricted to a maximum of 15 people. You should not use public transport in Kildare unless it is absolutely necessary to do so. Hotels can open but must limit occupancy to essential non-social and non-tourist reasons. Full details of business and amenity restrictions in these counties can be found on the Irish Government website.
    There are other public health measures in place across all counties in Ireland from 18 August. A maximum of 6 people from a maximum of 3 different households are permitted in a private home or garden gatherings. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 15 people. Restaurants and cafes can remain open, with a mandatory closing time of 11.30pm. Most community, religious, cultural, social and sport facilities are open, whilst observing physical distancing and other relevant public health guidelines and protocols. All sporting events are to take place behind closed doors, with a strict avoidance of social gatherings before and after matches, social distancing in between and on the sidelines. The limit of 15 people outdoors also applies to sports training and indoor exercises classes are limited to 6 people. The resumption of visiting at hospitals, nursing homes and other residential settings is continuing on a planned, phased basis. A number of educational facilities are now able to open, whilst observing all of the relevant public health guidelines. See the Irish Government website for further details.
    There are penalties for non-compliance in these settings; wear a face mask if you are travelling in a private vehicle with someone from outside of your household. Some people are exempted from wearing masks. For more information, please see the Irish Government website. If you are over 70 or extremely medically vulnerable you can still meet with people and go outside for exercise but are advised, if at all possible, to avoid public transport, shop during designated hours or seek assistance if needed in accessing food, essential supplies and medicine. You are also advised to maintain a 2 metre distance from others when exercising outdoors and to wash hands on returning home. The Irish Government states that as risk cannot be completely eliminated, you will need to decide what is right for you and your health. See the Irish Government website for further information, which covers relevant information for a range of different scenarios.r

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    11.09.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Authorities tighten COVID-19 restrictions until September 13. (Garda, 19.08.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    **From the EU: Travellers from Estonia, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Slovakia may enter Ireland without restrictions. Passengers from any other location are asked to restrict their movements for 14 days see here. The COVID-19 green list is reviewed on a fortnightly basis, based on advice from officials including public health experts. Travelling from Ireland or returning to Ireland Irish citizens travelling to locations with a normal precautions (green) rating are advised to follow the public health guidelines of the local health authorities and to continue to practice physical distancing measures, hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette etc. The security rating for all other locations remains unchanged at either to “avoid non-essential travel” (orange) or to “do not travel” (red). Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    **Rules and Exceptions: The Irish Authorities advise anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland and from locations with a security rating of “normal precautions” (green), to restrict their movements for 14 days. This includes citizens and residents returning to Ireland. Restricting your movements means staying indoors in one location and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible. Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements at [www.inis.gov.ie]. Further information on these requirements and the list of countries is available at here **Mandatory Travel Documentation: All passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas are obliged to complete a mandatory Public Health Passenger Locator Form

    **Transit: As above

    **Third Countries: As above.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Indoor gatherings are restricted to a maximum of 6 people from up to 3 households. Outdoor gatherings are restricted to a maximum of 15 people. You should not use public transport in Kildare unless it is absolutely necessary to do so. Hotels can open but must limit occupancy to essential non-social and non-tourist reasons. Full details of business and amenity restrictions in these counties can be found on the Irish Government website.
    There are other public health measures in place across all counties in Ireland from 18 August. A maximum of 6 people from a maximum of 3 different households are permitted in a private home or garden gatherings. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 15 people. Restaurants and cafes can remain open, with a mandatory closing time of 11.30pm. Most community, religious, cultural, social and sport facilities are open, whilst observing physical distancing and other relevant public health guidelines and protocols. All sporting events are to take place behind closed doors, with a strict avoidance of social gatherings before and after matches, social distancing in between and on the sidelines. The limit of 15 people outdoors also applies to sports training and indoor exercises classes are limited to 6 people. The resumption of visiting at hospitals, nursing homes and other residential settings is continuing on a planned, phased basis. A number of educational facilities are now able to open, whilst observing all of the relevant public health guidelines. See the Irish Government website for further details.
    There are penalties for non-compliance in these settings; wear a face mask if you are travelling in a private vehicle with someone from outside of your household. Some people are exempted from wearing masks. For more information, please see the Irish Government website. If you are over 70 or extremely medically vulnerable you can still meet with people and go outside for exercise but are advised, if at all possible, to avoid public transport, shop during designated hours or seek assistance if needed in accessing food, essential supplies and medicine. You are also advised to maintain a 2 metre distance from others when exercising outdoors and to wash hands on returning home. The Irish Government states that as risk cannot be completely eliminated, you will need to decide what is right for you and your health. See the Irish Government website for further information, which covers relevant information for a range of different scenarios.

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    07.09.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Authorities tighten COVID-19 restrictions until September 13. (Garda, 19.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    **From the EU: Travellers from Estonia, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Slovakia may enter Ireland without restrictions. Passengers from any other location are asked to restrict their movements for 14 days [https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/managing-coronavirus-at-home/if-you-live-with-someone-who-has-coronavirus.html#restrict]. The COVID-19 green list [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/8868e-view-the-covid-19-travel-advice-list/] is reviewed on a fortnightly basis, based on advice from officials including public health experts. Travelling from Ireland or returning to Ireland Irish citizens travelling to locations with a “normal precautions [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/8868e-view-the-covid-19-travel-advice-list/] (green) rating are advised to follow the public health guidelines of the local health authorities and to continue to practice physical distancing measures, hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette etc. The security rating for all other locations remains unchanged at either to “avoid non-essential travel” (orange) or to “do not travel” (red). Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade [https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/] **Rules and Exceptions: The Irish Authorities advise anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland and from locations with a security rating of “normal precautions” (green), to restrict their movements for 14 days. This includes citizens and residents returning to Ireland. Restricting your movements means staying indoors in one location and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible. Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements at [www.inis.gov.ie]. Further information on these requirements and the list of countries is available at [https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/] **Mandatory Travel Documentation: All passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas are obliged to complete a mandatory Public Health Passenger Locator Form [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/ab900-covid-19-passenger-locator-form/]

    **Transit: As above

    **Third Countries: As above.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Indoor gatherings are restricted to a maximum of 6 people from up to 3 households. Outdoor gatherings are restricted to a maximum of 15 people. You should not use public transport in Kildare unless it is absolutely necessary to do so. Hotels can open but must limit occupancy to essential non-social and non-tourist reasons. Full details of business and amenity restrictions in these counties can be found on the Irish Government website [[https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/7b237-special-advice-for-those-living-in-kildare-laois-and-offaly-friday-7-august-2020/]. There are other public health measures in place across all counties in Ireland from 18 August. A maximum of 6 people from a maximum of 3 different households are permitted in a private home or garden gatherings. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 15 people. Restaurants and cafes can remain open, with a mandatory closing time of 11.30pm. Most community, religious, cultural, social and sport facilities are open, whilst observing physical distancing and other relevant public health guidelines and protocols. All sporting events are to take place behind closed doors, with a strict avoidance of social gatherings before and after matches, social distancing in between and on the sidelines. The limit of 15 people outdoors also applies to sports training and indoor exercises classes are limited to 6 people. The resumption of visiting at hospitals, nursing homes and other residential settings is continuing on a planned, phased basis. A number of educational facilities are now able to open, whilst observing all of the relevant public health guidelines. See the Irish Government website [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/cf9b0d-new-public-health-measures-effective-now-to-prevent-further-spread-o/#education-and-childcare-measures] for further details.
    There are penalties for non-compliance in these settings; wear a face mask if you are travelling in a private vehicle with someone from outside of your household. Some people are exempted from wearing masks. For more information, please see the Irish Government website [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/aac74c-guidance-on-safe-use-of-face-coverings/]. If you are over 70 or extremely medically vulnerable you can still meet with people and go outside for exercise but are advised, if at all possible, to avoid public transport, shop during designated hours or seek assistance if needed in accessing food, essential supplies and medicine. You are also advised to maintain a 2 metre distance from others when exercising outdoors and to wash hands on returning home. The Irish Government states that as risk cannot be completely eliminated, you will need to decide what is right for you and your health. See the Irish Government website [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/cf9b0d-new-public-health-measures-effective-now-to-prevent-further-spread-o/#advice-for-people-over-70-and-those-who-are-extremely-medically-vulnerable] for further information, which covers relevant information for a range of different scenarios.

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    01.09.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Authorities tighten COVID-19 restrictions until September 13. (Garda, 19.08.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    **From the EU: Travellers from Estonia, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Slovakia may enter Ireland without restrictions. Passengers from any other location are asked to restrict their movements for 14 days [https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/managing-coronavirus-at-home/if-you-live-with-someone-who-has-coronavirus.html#restrict]. The COVID-19 green list [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/8868e-view-the-covid-19-travel-advice-list/] is reviewed on a fortnightly basis, based on advice from officials including public health experts. Travelling from Ireland or returning to Ireland Irish citizens travelling to locations with a “normal precautions [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/8868e-view-the-covid-19-travel-advice-list/] (green) rating are advised to follow the public health guidelines of the local health authorities and to continue to practice physical distancing measures, hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette etc. The security rating for all other locations remains unchanged at either to “avoid non-essential travel” (orange) or to “do not travel” (red). Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade [https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/] **Rules and Exceptions: The Irish Authorities advise anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland and from locations with a security rating of “normal precautions” (green), to restrict their movements for 14 days. This includes citizens and residents returning to Ireland. Restricting your movements means staying indoors in one location and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible. Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements at [www.inis.gov.ie]. Further information on these requirements and the list of countries is available at [https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/] **Mandatory Travel Documentation: All passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas are obliged to complete a mandatory Public Health Passenger Locator Form [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/ab900-covid-19-passenger-locator-form/]

    **Transit: As above

    **Third Countries: As above.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    There are local restrictions in place in the county of Kildare from midnight on 7 August. People from outside Kildare should not travel to the county except for work or essential reasons [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/7b237-special-advice-for-those-living-in-kildare-laois-and-offaly-friday-7-august-2020/]. If you need to travel through Kildare you should not stop, unless for essential purposes. People in Kildare should only travel within their county except for the essential reasons set out. Indoor gatherings are restricted to a maximum of 6 people from up to 3 households. Outdoor gatherings are restricted to a maximum of 15 people. You should not use public transport in Kildare unless it is absolutely necessary to do so. Hotels can open but must limit occupancy to essential non-social and non-tourist reasons. Full details of business and amenity restrictions in these counties can be found on the Irish Government website [[https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/7b237-special-advice-for-those-living-in-kildare-laois-and-offaly-friday-7-august-2020/]. There are other public health measures in place across all counties in Ireland from 18 August. You are able to travel anywhere in Ireland with the exception of Kildare and most businesses, services and cultural activities can reopen, but there are limits on the numbers who may gather both indoors and outdoors.
    Across Ireland, physical distancing should be maintained at all times. Amongst other measures, you are advised to: wash your hands well and often; observe good cough and sneeze etiquette; distance yourself at least 2 metres away from other people, especially those who might be unwell; limit your contact with others when out and about; keep your close contacts to a small number of people; avoid crowded areas; keep a log of all of your contacts throughout the day; avoid using public transport, where possible; wear a face covering in situations where physical distancing is not possible and as a mandatory measure in shops,shopping centres and on public transport. There are penalties for non-compliance in these settings; wear a face mask if you are travelling in a private vehicle with someone from outside of your household. Some people are exempted from wearing masks. For more information, please see the Irish Government website [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/aac74c-guidance-on-safe-use-of-face-coverings/]. If you are over 70 or extremely medically vulnerable you can still meet with people and go outside for exercise but are advised, if at all possible, to avoid public transport, shop during designated hours or seek assistance if needed in accessing food, essential supplies and medicine. You are also advised to maintain a 2 metre distance from others when exercising outdoors and to wash hands on returning home. The Irish Government states that as risk cannot be completely eliminated, you will need to decide what is right for you and your health. See the Irish Government website [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/cf9b0d-new-public-health-measures-effective-now-to-prevent-further-spread-o/#advice-for-people-over-70-and-those-who-are-extremely-medically-vulnerable] for further information, which covers relevant information for a range of different scenarios.

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    25.08.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Authorities tighten COVID-19 restrictions until September 13. (Garda, 19.08.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    **From the EU: Travellers from Estonia, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Slovakia may enter Ireland without restrictions. Passengers from any other location are asked to restrict their movements [https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/managing-coronavirus-at-home/if-you-live-with-someone-who-has-coronavirus.html#restrict] for 14 days. The COVID-19 green list [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/8868e-view-the-covid-19-travel-advice-list/] is reviewed on a fortnightly basis, based on advice from officials including public health experts. Travelling from Ireland or returning to Ireland Irish citizens travelling to locations with a “normal precautions [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/8868e-view-the-covid-19-travel-advice-list/] (green) rating are advised to follow the public health guidelines of the local health authorities and to continue to practice physical distancing measures, hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette etc. The security rating for all other locations remains unchanged at either to “avoid non-essential travel” (orange) or to “do not travel” (red). Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade [https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/]
    **The Irish Authorities advise anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland and from locations with a security rating of “normal precautions” (green), to restrict their movements [https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/managing-coronavirus-at-home/if-you-live-with-someone-who-has-coronavirus.html#restrict] for 14 days. This includes citizens and residents returning to Ireland. Restricting your movements means staying indoors in one location and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible. Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements at [www.inis.gov.ie]. ll passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas are obliged to complete a mandatory Public Health Passenger Locator Form [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/ab900-covid-19-passenger-locator-form/] and to submit it to the relevant authority at their port of entry. This form must include your address or the address of where you will be staying while you are in the country, as well as a contact number.
    **Transit: As above
    **Third Countries: As above.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    There are local restrictions in place in the county of Kildare from midnight on 7 August. People from outside Kildare should not travel to the county except for work or essential reasons [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/7b237-special-advice-for-those-living-in-kildare-laois-and-offaly-friday-7-august-2020/]. If you need to travel through Kildare you should not stop, unless for essential purposes. People in Kildare should only travel within their county except for the essential reasons set out. Indoor gatherings are restricted to a maximum of 6 people from up to 3 households. Outdoor gatherings are restricted to a maximum of 15 people. You should not use public transport in Kildare unless it is absolutely necessary to do so. Hotels can open but must limit occupancy to essential non-social and non-tourist reasons. Full details of business and amenity restrictions in these counties can be found on the Irish Government website [[https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/7b237-special-advice-for-those-living-in-kildare-laois-and-offaly-friday-7-august-2020/]. There are other public health measures in place across all counties in Ireland from 18 August. You are able to travel anywhere in Ireland with the exception of Kildare and most businesses, services and cultural activities can reopen, but there are limits on the numbers who may gather both indoors and outdoors.
    Across Ireland, physical distancing should be maintained at all times. Amongst other measures, you are advised to: wash your hands well and often; observe good cough and sneeze etiquette; distance yourself at least 2 metres away from other people, especially those who might be unwell; limit your contact with others when out and about; keep your close contacts to a small number of people; avoid crowded areas; keep a log of all of your contacts throughout the day; avoid using public transport, where possible; wear a face covering in situations where physical distancing is not possible and as a mandatory measure in shops,shopping centres and on public transport. There are penalties for non-compliance in these settings; wear a face mask if you are travelling in a private vehicle with someone from outside of your household. Some people are exempted from wearing masks. For more information, please see the Irish Government website [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/aac74c-guidance-on-safe-use-of-face-coverings/]. If you are over 70 or extremely medically vulnerable you can still meet with people and go outside for exercise but are advised, if at all possible, to avoid public transport, shop during designated hours or seek assistance if needed in accessing food, essential supplies and medicine. You are also advised to maintain a 2 metre distance from others when exercising outdoors and to wash hands on returning home. The Irish Government states that as risk cannot be completely eliminated, you will need to decide what is right for you and your health. See the Irish Government website [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/cf9b0d-new-public-health-measures-effective-now-to-prevent-further-spread-o/#advice-for-people-over-70-and-those-who-are-extremely-medically-vulnerable] for further information, which covers relevant information for a range of different scenarios.

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    21.08.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Authorities tighten COVID-19 restrictions until September 13. (Garda, 19.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    **From the EU: Travellers from Estonia, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Slovakia may enter Ireland without restrictions. Passengers from any other location are asked to restrict their movements [https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/managing-coronavirus-at-home/if-you-live-with-someone-who-has-coronavirus.html#restrict] for 14 days. The COVID-19 green list [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/8868e-view-the-covid-19-travel-advice-list/] is reviewed on a fortnightly basis, based on advice from officials including public health experts. Travelling from Ireland or returning to Ireland Irish citizens travelling to locations with a “normal precautions [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/8868e-view-the-covid-19-travel-advice-list/] (green) rating are advised to follow the public health guidelines of the local health authorities and to continue to practice physical distancing measures, hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette etc. The security rating for all other locations remains unchanged at either to “avoid non-essential travel” (orange) or to “do not travel” (red). Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade [https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/]
    **The Irish Authorities advise anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland and from locations with a security rating of “normal precautions” (green), to restrict their movements [https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/managing-coronavirus-at-home/if-you-live-with-someone-who-has-coronavirus.html#restrict] for 14 days. This includes citizens and residents returning to Ireland. Restricting your movements means staying indoors in one location and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible. Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements at [www.inis.gov.ie]. ll passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas are obliged to complete a mandatory Public Health Passenger Locator Form [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/ab900-covid-19-passenger-locator-form/] and to submit it to the relevant authority at their port of entry. This form must include your address or the address of where you will be staying while you are in the country, as well as a contact number.
    **Transit: As above
    **Third Countries: As above.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Since 18 August, other public health measures are in place across all counties in Ireland . You are able to travel anywhere in Ireland (with the exceptions of Kildare, Laois and Offaly), and most businesses, services and cultural activities can reopen, but there are limits on the numbers who may gather both indoors and outdoors.
    Across Ireland, physical distancing should be maintained at all times. Amongst other measures, you are advised to: wash your hands well and often, observe good cough and sneeze etiquette, distance yourself at least 2 metres away from other people, especially those who might be unwell, limit your contact with others when out and about, keep your close contacts to a small number of people, avoid crowded areas
    keep a log of all of your contacts throughout the day, avoid using public transport, where possible, wear a face covering in situations where physical distancing is not possible and as a mandatory measure in shops,shopping centres and on public transport. There are penalties for non-compliance in these settings. Wear a face mask if you are travelling in a private vehicle with someone from outside of your household. Some people are exempted from wearing masks. For more information, please see the Irish Government website [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/aac74c-guidance-on-safe-use-of-face-coverings/]. If you are over 70 or extremely medically vulnerable you can still meet with people and go outside for exercise but are advised, if at all possible, to avoid public transport, shop during designated hours or seek assistance if needed in accessing food, essential supplies and medicine. You are also advised to maintain a 2 metre distance from others when exercising outdoors and to wash hands on returning home.
    **Kildare, Laois and Offaly counties: There are local restrictions in place in the counties of Kildare, Laois and Offaly from midnight on 7 August. People from outside these counties should not travel to Kildare, Laois or Offaly, except for work or essential reasons. If you need to travel through these counties you should not stop, unless for essential purposes.
    People in Kildare, Laois or Offaly should only travel within their county except for the essential reasons set out.
    Indoor gatherings are restricted to a maximum of 6 people from up to 3 households. Outdoor gatherings are restricted to a maximum of 15 people. You should not use public transport in these counties unless it is absolutely necessary to do so. Hotels can open but must limit occupancy to essential non-social and non-tourist reasons.
    Full details of business and amenity restrictions in these counties can be found on the Irish Government website [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/7b237-special-advice-for-those-living-in-kildare-laois-and-offaly-friday-7-august-2020/].

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    20.08.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Authorities postpone Phase 4 reopening on August 4 (Garda, 05.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    **From the EU: Travellers from Estonia, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Slovakia may enter Ireland without restrictions. Passengers from any other location are asked to restrict their movements [https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/managing-coronavirus-at-home/if-you-live-with-someone-who-has-coronavirus.html#restrict] for 14 days. The COVID-19 green list [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/8868e-view-the-covid-19-travel-advice-list/] is reviewed on a fortnightly basis, based on advice from officials including public health experts. Travelling from Ireland or returning to Ireland Irish citizens travelling to locations with a “normal precautions [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/8868e-view-the-covid-19-travel-advice-list/] (green) rating are advised to follow the public health guidelines of the local health authorities and to continue to practice physical distancing measures, hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette etc. The security rating for all other locations remains unchanged at either to “avoid non-essential travel” (orange) or to “do not travel” (red). Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade [https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/]
    **The Irish Authorities advise anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland and from locations with a security rating of “normal precautions” (green), to restrict their movements [https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/managing-coronavirus-at-home/if-you-live-with-someone-who-has-coronavirus.html#restrict] for 14 days. This includes citizens and residents returning to Ireland. Restricting your movements means staying indoors in one location and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible. Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements at [www.inis.gov.ie]. ll passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas are obliged to complete a mandatory Public Health Passenger Locator Form [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/ab900-covid-19-passenger-locator-form/] and to submit it to the relevant authority at their port of entry. This form must include your address or the address of where you will be staying while you are in the country, as well as a contact number.
    **Transit: As above
    **Third Countries: As above.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    All non-essential overseas travel to and from Ireland should be avoided. From 29 June 2020, people can travel throughout the country and to Ireland’s offshore islands. Public transport timetables returned to normal from 8 June 2020 but overall passenger capacity is restricted to 50% of pre-COVID levels. It should only be used by essential workers or other people making essential journeys. In line with Government guidance, wearing a face covering is mandatory on public transport from Monday 29th June.
    There are local restrictions in place in the counties of Kildare, Laois and Offaly from midnight on 7 August. People from outside these counties should not travel to Kildare, Laois or Offaly, except for work or the essential reasons set out here [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/7b237-special-advice-for-those-living-in-kildare-laois-and-offaly-friday-7-august-2020/]. If you need to travel through these counties you should not stop, unless for essential purposes. People in Kildare, Laois or Offaly should only travel within their county except for the essential reasons set out. Indoor gatherings are restricted to a maximum of 6 people from up to 3 households. Outdoor gatherings are restricted to a maximum of 15 people. You should not use public transport in these counties unless it is absolutely necessary to do so. Hotels can open but must limit occupancy to essential non-social and non-tourist reasons.
    Across Ireland: Physical distancing should be maintained at all times. Amongst other measures, you are advised to: wash your hands well and often; observe good cough and sneeze etiquette; distance yourself at least 2 metres away from other people, especially those who might be unwell; limit your contact with others when out and about; keep your close contacts to a small number of people; avoid crowded areas; wear a face covering in situations where physical distancing is not possible, for example shops and shopping centres (mandatory from 10 August), busy public transport (also mandatory), or if you are meeting someone who is vulnerable to the virus; keep a log of all of your contacts throughout the day; The wearing of face coverings on public transport is mandatory. Wearing face coverings in shops and shopping centres will be mandatory from Monday 10 August . There are penalties for non-compliance, although some people are exempted from wearing masks. Wearing a cloth face covering remains recommended in other situations where it is difficult to practice social distancing. For more information, please see the Irish Government website.
    There is specific guidance for people who are over 70 or extremely medically vulnerable, including to protect yourself by staying at home as much as you can. Should you wish to visit someone, receive visitors in your home, visit shops, travel and engage in other outdoor activities, it is recommended that you continue to follow the relevant public health and social distancing guidance. The Irish Government states that as risk cannot be completely eliminated, you will need to decide what is right for you and your health. See the Irish Government website [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/cf9b0d-new-public-health-measures-effective-now-to-prevent-further-spread-o/#advice-for-people-over-70-and-those-who-are-extremely-medically-vulnerable] for further information, which covers relevant information for a range of different scenarios.

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    18.08.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Authorities postpone Phase 4 reopening on August 4 (Garda, 05.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    **From the EU: Travellers from Estonia, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Slovakia may enter Ireland without restrictions. Passengers from any other location are asked to restrict their movements for 14 days [https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/managing-coronavirus-at-home/if-you-live-with-someone-who-has-coronavirus.html#restrict]. The COVID-19 green list will be reviewed on a fortnightly basis, based on advice from officials including public health experts. The COVID-19 green list [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/8868e-view-the-covid-19-travel-advice-list/] will be reviewed on a fortnightly basis, based on advice from officials including public health experts.**Rules and Exceptions: The Irish Authorities advise anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland and from locations with a security rating of “normal precautions” (green), to restrict their movements for 14 days. This includes citizens and residents returning to Ireland. Restricting your movements means staying indoors in one location and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible. Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements at [www.inis.gov.ie]. Further information on these requirements and the list of countries is available at [https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/] **Mandatory Travel Documentation: All passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas are obliged to complete a mandatory Public Health Passenger Locator Form [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/ab900-covid-19-passenger-locator-form/] and to submit it to the relevant authority at their port of entry. This form must include your address or the address of where you will be staying while you are in the country, as well as a contact number. **Specific measures for Irish residents exiting or returning to Ireland: Irish citizens travelling to locations with a “normal precautions” (green) [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/8868e-view-the-covid-19-travel-advice-list/] rating are advised to follow the public health guidelines of the local health authorities and to continue to practice physical distancing measures, hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette etc. The security rating for all other locations remains unchanged at either to “avoid non-essential travel” (orange) or to “do not travel (red).
    **Transit: As above
    **Third Countries: As above.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    All non-essential overseas travel to and from Ireland should be avoided. From 29 June 2020, people can travel throughout the country and to Ireland’s offshore islands. Public transport timetables returned to normal from 8 June 2020 but overall passenger capacity is restricted to 50% of pre-COVID levels. It should only be used by essential workers or other people making essential journeys. In line with Government guidance, wearing a face covering is mandatory on public transport from Monday 29th June.

    There are local restrictions in place in the counties of Kildare, Laois and Offaly from midnight on 7 August. People from outside these counties should not travel to Kildare, Laois or Offaly, except for work or the essential reasons set out here [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/7b237-special-advice-for-those-living-in-kildare-laois-and-offaly-friday-7-august-2020/]. If you need to travel through these counties you should not stop, unless for essential purposes. People in Kildare, Laois or Offaly should only travel within their county except for the essential reasons set out. Indoor gatherings are restricted to a maximum of 6 people from up to 3 households. Outdoor gatherings are restricted to a maximum of 15 people. You should not use public transport in these counties unless it is absolutely necessary to do so. Hotels can open but must limit occupancy to essential non-social and non-tourist reasons.
    Across Ireland: Physical distancing should be maintained at all times. Amongst other measures, you are advised to: wash your hands well and often; observe good cough and sneeze etiquette; distance yourself at least 2 metres away from other people, especially those who might be unwell; limit your contact with others when out and about; keep your close contacts to a small number of people; avoid crowded areas; wear a face covering in situations where physical distancing is not possible, for example shops and shopping centres (mandatory from 10 August), busy public transport (also mandatory), or if you are meeting someone who is vulnerable to the virus; keep a log of all of your contacts throughout the day; The wearing of face coverings on public transport is mandatory. Wearing face coverings in shops and shopping centres will be mandatory from Monday 10 August . There are penalties for non-compliance, although some people are exempted from wearing masks. Wearing a cloth face covering remains recommended in other situations where it is difficult to practice social distancing. For more information, please see the Irish Government website.
    There is specific guidance for people who are over 70 or extremely medically vulnerable, including to protect yourself by staying at home as much as you can. Should you wish to visit someone, receive visitors in your home, visit shops, travel and engage in other outdoor activities, it is recommended that you continue to follow the relevant public health and social distancing guidance. The Irish Government states that as risk cannot be completely eliminated, you will need to decide what is right for you and your health. See the Irish Government website [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/cf9b0d-new-public-health-measures-effective-now-to-prevent-further-spread-o/#advice-for-people-over-70-and-those-who-are-extremely-medically-vulnerable] for further information, which covers relevant information for a range of different scenarios.

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    13.08.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Authorities postpone Phase 4 reopening on August 4 (Garda, 05.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    **From the EU: Anyone arriving into Ireland from Estonia, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Slovakia will not have to restrict their movements. Passengers from any other location not on this list are asked to restrict their movements [https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/managing-coronavirus-at-home/if-you-live-with-someone-who-has-coronavirus.html#restrict] for 14 days. The COVID-19 green list [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/8868e-view-the-covid-19-travel-advice-list/] will be reviewed on a fortnightly basis, based on advice from officials including public health experts. **Rules and Exceptions: Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements at [www.inis.gov.ie]. **Mandatory Travel Documentation: Passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas are legally required to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form [https://assets.gov.ie/74902/7bb8a8fe-68ae-4a92-be13-50bf3b7b7976.pdf]. You must print and complete this form before travelling to Ireland. The completed form should be given to an officer at your point of entry into the State. This form must include your address or the address of where you will be staying while you are in the country, as well as a contact number. **Specific measures for Irish residents exiting or returning to Ireland: We are asking passengers who arrive into Ireland to restrict their movements to limit the potential of importing COVID-19 and infecting their families, communities and workplaces. There are a small number of locations [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/8868e-view-the-covid-19-travel-advice-list/]. for which the advice is different. In respect of these locations, Government has agreed that the Department of Foreign Affairs Travel Advice for them is ‘normal precautions’ [https://www.dfa.ie/travel/assistance-abroad/security-ratings/]. In these locations, the incidence of COVID-19 is similar or lower than in Ireland. In recognition of this fact, Ireland will not require people arriving from these locations to restrict their movements. The COVID-19 Green List is updated fortnightly.
    **Transit: As above.
    **Third Countries: As above.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    There are local restrictions in place in the counties of Kildare, Laois and Offaly from midnight on 7 August. People from outside these counties should not travel to Kildare, Laois or Offaly, except for work or the essential reasons set out here [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/7b237-special-advice-for-those-living-in-kildare-laois-and-offaly-friday-7-august-2020/]. If you need to travel through these counties you should not stop, unless for essential purposes. People in Kildare, Laois or Offaly should only travel within their county except for the essential reasons set out. Indoor gatherings are restricted to a maximum of 6 people from up to 3 households. Outdoor gatherings are restricted to a maximum of 15 people. You should not use public transport in these counties unless it is absolutely necessary to do so. Hotels can open but must limit occupancy to essential non-social and non-tourist reasons.
    Across Ireland: Physical distancing should be maintained at all times. Amongst other measures, you are advised to: wash your hands well and often; observe good cough and sneeze etiquette; distance yourself at least 2 metres away from other people, especially those who might be unwell; limit your contact with others when out and about; keep your close contacts to a small number of people; avoid crowded areas; wear a face covering in situations where physical distancing is not possible, for example shops and shopping centres (mandatory from 10 August), busy public transport (also mandatory), or if you are meeting someone who is vulnerable to the virus; keep a log of all of your contacts throughout the day; The wearing of face coverings on public transport is mandatory. Wearing face coverings in shops and shopping centres will be mandatory from Monday 10 August . There are penalties for non-compliance, although some people are exempted from wearing masks. Wearing a cloth face covering remains recommended in other situations where it is difficult to practice social distancing. For more information, please see the Irish Government website.
    There is specific guidance for people who are over 70 or extremely medically vulnerable, including to protect yourself by staying at home as much as you can. Should you wish to visit someone, receive visitors in your home, visit shops, travel and engage in other outdoor activities, it is recommended that you continue to follow the relevant public health and social distancing guidance. The Irish Government states that as risk cannot be completely eliminated, you will need to decide what is right for you and your health. See the Irish Government website [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/cf9b0d-new-public-health-measures-effective-now-to-prevent-further-spread-o/#advice-for-people-over-70-and-those-who-are-extremely-medically-vulnerable] for further information, which covers relevant information for a range of different scenarios.

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    07.08.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Authorities postpone Phase 4 reopening on August 4 (Garda, 05.08.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    **From the EU:The airports are open, but there is limited availability of commercial flights. All non-essential overseas travel to and from Ireland should be avoided. Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements [http://www.inis.gov.ie/]. Passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas are legally required to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form [https://www2.hse.ie/file-library/coronavirus/covid-19-passenger-locator-form.pdf]. Foreign diplomats do not need to complete the form. You must print and complete this form before travelling to Ireland. The completed form should be given to an officer at your point of entry into the State. This form must include your address or the address of where you will be staying while you are in the country, as well as a contact number. Passengers arriving from overseas territories that are not included on the ‘green list’ are expected to self-isolate for 14 days. Further information on these requirements is available at [www.gov.ie].
    **Transit: As above.
    **Third Countries: All non-essential overseas travel to and from Ireland should be avoided. If you are a visa required national, you should note that Immigration Service Delivery is not accepting any visa applications for tourism or business until further notice. Certain priority/emergency visa cases will continue to be processed. Current visa information can be found at [http://www.inis.gov.ie/]. All passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas are legally required to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. Passengers arriving from overseas are expected to self-isolate for 14 days.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Restricting movement on arrival All arrivals from overseas, including Irish residents, are asked to restrict their movement [https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/travel.html] for 14 days on arrival. This means staying at home and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible. There is more information on restricting movement on the Irish Government’s website [https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/75d92-covid-19-travel-advice/?referrer=http://www.gov.ie/en/publication/e885b2-covid-19-coronavirus-travel-advice/].
    You do not need to restrict your movements if you are: arriving in Ireland from Northern Ireland, aircraft crew, including pilots, in Ireland as part of your work duties, holders of a Certificate for International Transport Workers, or drivers of a heavy goods vehicle, who are in Ireland for this work, ship crew, including the maritime master, in the course of performing your duties, If you are leaving the port or airport but will not be residing in Ireland overnight because you are travelling on to Northern Ireland or overseas, you do not need to provide further contact information. You may be asked for evidence in support of this.
    From 28 May there is a legal requirement for passengers arriving in Ireland from overseas to complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form [https://www2.hse.ie/file-library/coronavirus/covid-19-passenger-locator-form.pdf], with penalties for non-compliance as detailed in the form.

    From 29 June 2020, people can travel throughout the country and to Ireland’s offshore islands.
    The Irish Government is reminding people of the ongoing risk posed by COVID-19. Physical distancing should be maintained at all times. Amongst other measures, you are still advised to: wash your hands well and often; observe good cough and sneeze etiquette; distance yourself at least 2 metres away from other people, especially those who might be unwell; limit your contact with others when out and about; keep your close contacts to a small number of people; avoid crowded areas; wear a face covering in situations where physical distancing is not possible, for example shops, busy public transport (now mandatory), or if you are meeting someone who is vulnerable to the virus; keep a log of all of your contacts throughout the day. The wearing of face coverings on public transport is mandatory as of 13 July. There are penalties for non-compliance, but some people are exempt from wearing masks. Wearing a cloth face covering remains recommended in situations where it is difficult to practice social distancing, for example in shops. For more information, please see the Irish Government website [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/aac74c-guidance-on-safe-use-of-face-coverings/]. The guidance for people who are over 70 or extremely medically vulnerable has been updated. The main guidance is to protect yourself by staying at home as much as you can. Should you wish to visit someone, receive visitors in your home, visit shops, travel and engage in other outdoor activities, it is recommended that you continue to follow the public health and social distancing guidance.

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    03.08.2020
  • Republic of Ireland *****

    International restrictions:

    **From the EU:The airports are open, but there is limited availability of commercial flights. All non-essential overseas travel to and from Ireland should be avoided. Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements [http://www.inis.gov.ie/]. Passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas are legally required to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form [https://www2.hse.ie/file-library/coronavirus/covid-19-passenger-locator-form.pdf]. Foreign diplomats do not need to complete the form. You must print and complete this form before travelling to Ireland. The completed form should be given to an officer at your point of entry into the State. This form must include your address or the address of where you will be staying while you are in the country, as well as a contact number. Passengers arriving from overseas territories that are not included on the ‘green list’ are expected to self-isolate for 14 days. Further information on these requirements is available at [www.gov.ie].
    **Transit: As above.
    **Third Countries: All non-essential overseas travel to and from Ireland should be avoided. If you are a visa required national, you should note that Immigration Service Delivery is not accepting any visa applications for tourism or business until further notice. Certain priority/emergency visa cases will continue to be processed. Current visa information can be found at [http://www.inis.gov.ie/]. All passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas are legally required to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. Passengers arriving from overseas are expected to self-isolate for 14 days.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Restricting movement on arrival All arrivals from overseas, including Irish residents, are asked to restrict their movement [https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/travel.html] for 14 days on arrival. This means staying at home and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible. There is more information on restricting movement on the Irish Government’s website [https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/75d92-covid-19-travel-advice/?referrer=http://www.gov.ie/en/publication/e885b2-covid-19-coronavirus-travel-advice/].
    You do not need to restrict your movements if you are: arriving in Ireland from Northern Ireland, aircraft crew, including pilots, in Ireland as part of your work duties, holders of a Certificate for International Transport Workers, or drivers of a heavy goods vehicle, who are in Ireland for this work, ship crew, including the maritime master, in the course of performing your duties, If you are leaving the port or airport but will not be residing in Ireland overnight because you are travelling on to Northern Ireland or overseas, you do not need to provide further contact information. You may be asked for evidence in support of this.
    From 28 May there is a legal requirement for passengers arriving in Ireland from overseas to complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form [https://www2.hse.ie/file-library/coronavirus/covid-19-passenger-locator-form.pdf], with penalties for non-compliance as detailed in the form.

    From 29 June 2020, people can travel throughout the country and to Ireland’s offshore islands.
    The Irish Government is reminding people of the ongoing risk posed by COVID-19. Physical distancing should be maintained at all times. Amongst other measures, you are still advised to: wash your hands well and often; observe good cough and sneeze etiquette; distance yourself at least 2 metres away from other people, especially those who might be unwell; limit your contact with others when out and about; keep your close contacts to a small number of people; avoid crowded areas; wear a face covering in situations where physical distancing is not possible, for example shops, busy public transport (now mandatory), or if you are meeting someone who is vulnerable to the virus; keep a log of all of your contacts throughout the day. The wearing of face coverings on public transport is mandatory as of 13 July. There are penalties for non-compliance, but some people are exempt from wearing masks. Wearing a cloth face covering remains recommended in situations where it is difficult to practice social distancing, for example in shops. For more information, please see the Irish Government website [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/aac74c-guidance-on-safe-use-of-face-coverings/]. The guidance for people who are over 70 or extremely medically vulnerable has been updated. The main guidance is to protect yourself by staying at home as much as you can. Should you wish to visit someone, receive visitors in your home, visit shops, travel and engage in other outdoor activities, it is recommended that you continue to follow the public health and social distancing guidance.

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    30.07.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Government to drop 14-day COVID-19 quarantine requirement for travelers arriving from 15 countries (Malta, Finland, Norway, Italy, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Cyprus, Slovakia, Greece, Greenland, Gibraltar, Monaco, and San Marino) (Reuters, 21.07.2020). Ireland to retain 14 day quarantine period for travelers entering from British mainland amid ongoing COVID-19 concerns (Reuters, 27.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    **From the EU:The airports are open, but there is limited availability of commercial flights. All non-essential overseas travel to and from Ireland should be avoided. Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements [http://www.inis.gov.ie/]. Passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas are legally required to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form [https://www2.hse.ie/file-library/coronavirus/covid-19-passenger-locator-form.pdf]. Foreign diplomats do not need to complete the form. You must print and complete this form before travelling to Ireland. The completed form should be given to an officer at your point of entry into the State. This form must include your address or the address of where you will be staying while you are in the country, as well as a contact number. Passengers arriving from overseas territories that are not included on the ‘green list’ are expected to self-isolate for 14 days. Further information on these requirements is available at [www.gov.ie].
    **Transit: As above.
    **Third Countries: All non-essential overseas travel to and from Ireland should be avoided. If you are a visa required national, you should note that Immigration Service Delivery is not accepting any visa applications for tourism or business until further notice. Certain priority/emergency visa cases will continue to be processed. Current visa information can be found at [http://www.inis.gov.ie/]. All passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas are legally required to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. Passengers arriving from overseas are expected to self-isolate for 14 days.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Restricting movement on arrival All arrivals from overseas, including Irish residents, are asked to restrict their movement [https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/travel.html] for 14 days on arrival. This means staying at home and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible. There is more information on restricting movement on the Irish Government’s website [https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/75d92-covid-19-travel-advice/?referrer=http://www.gov.ie/en/publication/e885b2-covid-19-coronavirus-travel-advice/].
    You do not need to restrict your movements if you are: arriving in Ireland from Northern Ireland, aircraft crew, including pilots, in Ireland as part of your work duties, holders of a Certificate for International Transport Workers, or drivers of a heavy goods vehicle, who are in Ireland for this work, ship crew, including the maritime master, in the course of performing your duties, If you are leaving the port or airport but will not be residing in Ireland overnight because you are travelling on to Northern Ireland or overseas, you do not need to provide further contact information. You may be asked for evidence in support of this.
    From 28 May there is a legal requirement for passengers arriving in Ireland from overseas to complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form [https://www2.hse.ie/file-library/coronavirus/covid-19-passenger-locator-form.pdf], with penalties for non-compliance as detailed in the form.

    From 29 June 2020, people can travel throughout the country and to Ireland’s offshore islands.
    The Irish Government is reminding people of the ongoing risk posed by COVID-19. Physical distancing should be maintained at all times. Amongst other measures, you are still advised to: wash your hands well and often; observe good cough and sneeze etiquette; distance yourself at least 2 metres away from other people, especially those who might be unwell; limit your contact with others when out and about; keep your close contacts to a small number of people; avoid crowded areas; wear a face covering in situations where physical distancing is not possible, for example shops, busy public transport (now mandatory), or if you are meeting someone who is vulnerable to the virus; keep a log of all of your contacts throughout the day. The wearing of face coverings on public transport is mandatory as of 13 July. There are penalties for non-compliance, but some people are exempt from wearing masks. Wearing a cloth face covering remains recommended in situations where it is difficult to practice social distancing, for example in shops. For more information, please see the Irish Government website [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/aac74c-guidance-on-safe-use-of-face-coverings/]. The guidance for people who are over 70 or extremely medically vulnerable has been updated. The main guidance is to protect yourself by staying at home as much as you can. Should you wish to visit someone, receive visitors in your home, visit shops, travel and engage in other outdoor activities, it is recommended that you continue to follow the public health and social distancing guidance.

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    27.07.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Government to drop 14-day COVID-19 quarantine requirement for travelers arriving from 15 countries (Malta, Finland, Norway, Italy, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Cyprus, Slovakia, Greece, Greenland, Gibraltar, Monaco, and San Marino) (Reuters, 21.07.2020). Ireland to retain 14 day quarantine period for travelers entering from British mainland amid ongoing COVID-19 concerns (Reuters, 27.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    **From the EU:The airports are open, but there is limited availability of commercial flights. All non-essential overseas travel to and from Ireland should be avoided. Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements [http://www.inis.gov.ie/].
    **Passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas are legally required to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form [https://www2.hse.ie/file-library/coronavirus/covid-19-passenger-locator-form.pdf]. Foreign diplomats do not need to complete the form.
    Passengers arriving from overseas are expected to self-isolate for 14 days. Further information on these requirements is available at [www.gov.ie].
    **Transit: As above.
    **Third Countries: All non-essential overseas travel to and from Ireland should be avoided. If you are a visa required national, you should note that Immigration Service Delivery is not accepting any visa applications for tourism or business until further notice. Certain priority/emergency visa cases will continue to be processed. Current visa information can be found at [http://www.inis.gov.ie/]. All passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas are legally required to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. Passengers arriving from overseas are expected to self-isolate for 14 days.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Restricting movement on arrival All arrivals from overseas, including Irish residents, are asked to restrict their movement [https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/travel.html] for 14 days on arrival. This means staying at home and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible. There is more information on restricting movement on the Irish Government’s website [https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/75d92-covid-19-travel-advice/?referrer=http://www.gov.ie/en/publication/e885b2-covid-19-coronavirus-travel-advice/].
    You do not need to restrict your movements if you are: arriving in Ireland from Northern Ireland, aircraft crew, including pilots, in Ireland as part of your work duties, holders of a Certificate for International Transport Workers, or drivers of a heavy goods vehicle, who are in Ireland for this work, ship crew, including the maritime master, in the course of performing your duties, If you are leaving the port or airport but will not be residing in Ireland overnight because you are travelling on to Northern Ireland or overseas, you do not need to provide further contact information. You may be asked for evidence in support of this.
    From 28 May there is a legal requirement for passengers arriving in Ireland from overseas to complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form [https://www2.hse.ie/file-library/coronavirus/covid-19-passenger-locator-form.pdf], with penalties for non-compliance as detailed in the form.

    From 29 June 2020, people can travel throughout the country and to Ireland’s offshore islands.
    The Irish Government is reminding people of the ongoing risk posed by COVID-19. Physical distancing should be maintained at all times. Amongst other measures, you are still advised to: wash your hands well and often; observe good cough and sneeze etiquette; distance yourself at least 2 metres away from other people, especially those who might be unwell; limit your contact with others when out and about; keep your close contacts to a small number of people; avoid crowded areas; wear a face covering in situations where physical distancing is not possible, for example shops, busy public transport (now mandatory), or if you are meeting someone who is vulnerable to the virus; keep a log of all of your contacts throughout the day. The wearing of face coverings on public transport is mandatory as of 13 July. There are penalties for non-compliance, but some people are exempt from wearing masks. Wearing a cloth face covering remains recommended in situations where it is difficult to practice social distancing, for example in shops. For more information, please see the Irish Government website [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/aac74c-guidance-on-safe-use-of-face-coverings/]. The guidance for people who are over 70 or extremely medically vulnerable has been updated. The main guidance is to protect yourself by staying at home as much as you can. Should you wish to visit someone, receive visitors in your home, visit shops, travel and engage in other outdoor activities, it is recommended that you continue to follow the public health and social distancing guidance.

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    24.07.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Government to ease quarantine restrictions for travelers from countries with low COVID-19 rates on 20 July (Reuters, 05.07.2020). Ireland to retain 14 day quarantine period for travelers entering from British mainland amid ongoing COVID-19 concerns (Reuters, 27.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    **From the EU:The airports are open, but there is limited availability of commercial flights. All non-essential overseas travel to and from Ireland should be avoided. Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements [http://www.inis.gov.ie/]. Passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas are legally required to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form [https://www2.hse.ie/file-library/coronavirus/covid-19-passenger-locator-form.pdf]. Passengers arriving from overseas are expected to self-isolate for 14 days. Further information on these requirements is available at www.gov.ie.
    **Transit: As above.
    **Third Countries: All non-essential overseas travel to and from Ireland should be avoided. If you are a visa required national, you should note that Immigration Service Delivery is not accepting any visa applications for tourism or business until further notice. Certain priority/emergency visa cases will continue to be processed. Current visa information can be found at [http://www.inis.gov.ie/]. All passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas are legally required to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. Passengers arriving from overseas are expected to self-isolate for 14 days.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    From 29 June 2020, people can travel throughout the country and to Ireland’s offshore islands.
    The Irish Government is reminding people of the ongoing risk posed by COVID-19. Physical distancing should be maintained at all times. Amongst other measures, you are still advised to: wash your hands well and often; observe good cough and sneeze etiquette; distance yourself at least 2 metres away from other people, especially those who might be unwell; limit your contact with others when out and about; keep your close contacts to a small number of people; avoid crowded areas; wear a face covering in situations where physical distancing is not possible, for example shops, busy public transport (now mandatory), or if you are meeting someone who is vulnerable to the virus; keep a log of all of your contacts throughout the day. The wearing of face coverings on public transport is mandatory as of 13 July. There are penalties for non-compliance, but some people are exempt from wearing masks. Wearing a cloth face covering remains recommended in situations where it is difficult to practice social distancing, for example in shops. For more information, please see the Irish Government website [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/aac74c-guidance-on-safe-use-of-face-coverings/]. The guidance for people who are over 70 or extremely medically vulnerable has been updated. The main guidance is to protect yourself by staying at home as much as you can. Should you wish to visit someone, receive visitors in your home, visit shops, travel and engage in other outdoor activities, it is recommended that you continue to follow the public health and social distancing guidance.

    Read more
    15.07.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Government to ease quarantine restrictions for travelers from countries with low COVID-19 rates on 20 July (Reuters, 05.07.2020). Ireland to retain 14 day quarantine period for travelers entering from British mainland amid ongoing COVID-19 concerns (Reuters, 27.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    The airports are open, but there is limited availability of commercial flights.
    All arrivals from overseas, including Irish residents, are asked to self-isolate [https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/travel.html] for 14 days on arrival. You do not need to self-isolate if you are: arriving in Ireland from Northern Ireland, briefly stopping over at an airport or port on your way to another country
    leaving the airport or port to travel overseas or to Northern Ireland, but not staying overnight in Ireland, aircraft crew, including pilots, in Ireland as part of your work duties, holders of a Certificate for International Transport Workers, or drivers of a heavy goods vehicle, who are in Ireland for this work, ship crew, including the maritime master, in the course of performing your duties. If you are leaving the port or airport but will not be residing in Ireland overnight because you are travelling on to Northern Ireland or overseas, you do not need to provide further contact information. You may be asked for evidence in support of this. From 28 May there is a legal requirement for passengers arriving in Ireland from overseas to complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form [https://www2.hse.ie/file-library/coronavirus/covid-19-passenger-locator-form.pdf], with penalties for non-compliance as detailed in the form. The form may be used by health authorities to contact you to verify your location in the country. It will also help contact tracers [https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/testing/contact-tracing.html] get in touch with you if there is a confirmed case of coronavirus on your flight or ferry.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    On 29 June, Ireland moved to Phase 3 of its roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions. You are now able to travel anywhere in Ireland, and most businesses, services and cultural activities can reopen.
    The Irish Government is reminding people of the ongoing risk posed by COVID-19. Physical distancing should be maintained at all times. Amongst other measures, you are still advised to: wash your hands well and often; observe good cough and sneeze etiquette; distance yourself at least 2 metres away from other people, especially those who might be unwell; limit your contact with others when out and about; keep your close contacts to a small number of people; avoid crowded areas; wear a face covering in situations where physical distancing is not possible, for example shops, busy public transport, or if you are meeting someone who is vulnerable to the virus; keep a log of all of your contacts throughout the day. The guidance for people who are over 70 or extremely medically vulnerable has been updated. The main guidance is to protect yourself by staying at home as much as you can. Should you wish to visit someone, receive visitors in your home, visit shops, travel and engage in other outdoor activities, it is recommended that you continue to follow the public health and social distancing guidance. The Irish Government states that as risk cannot be completely eliminated, you will need to decide what is right for you and your health. See the Irish Government website [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/cf9b0d-new-public-health-measures-effective-now-to-prevent-further-spread-o/#advice-for-people-over-70-and-those-who-are-extremely-medically-vulnerable] for further information, which covers relevant information for a range of different scenarios.

    Read more
    14.07.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Government to ease quarantine restrictions for travelers from countries with low COVID-19 rates on 20 July (Reuters, 05.07.2020). Ireland to retain 14 day quarantine period for travelers entering from British mainland amid ongoing COVID-19 concerns (Reuters, 27.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    The airports are open, but there is limited availability of commercial flights.
    From an EU Country: Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements at www.inis.gov.ie. Passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas are legally required to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form [https://www2.hse.ie/file-library/coronavirus/covid-19-passenger-locator-form.pdf]
    Passengers arriving from overseas are expected to self-isolate for 14 days. Further information on these requirements is available at www.gov.ie.
    Transit is permitted, with limitation: Transiting passengers who remain airside are not required to complete the form. [https://www2.hse.ie/file-library/coronavirus/covid-19-passenger-locator-form.pdf]. Further information on these requirements is available www.gov.ie.
    Third Country Nationals: If you are a visa required national, you should note that Immigration Service Delivery is not accepting any visa applications for tourism or business until further notice. Certain priority/emergency visa cases will continue to be processed. Current visa information can be found at www.inis.gov.ie. All passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas are legally required to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. Passengers arriving from overseas are expected to self-isolate for 14 days.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    On 29 June, Ireland moved to Phase 3 of its roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions. You are now able to travel anywhere in Ireland, and most businesses, services and cultural activities can reopen.
    The Irish Government is reminding people of the ongoing risk posed by COVID-19. Physical distancing should be maintained at all times. Amongst other measures, you are still advised to: wash your hands well and often; observe good cough and sneeze etiquette; distance yourself at least 2 metres away from other people, especially those who might be unwell; limit your contact with others when out and about; keep your close contacts to a small number of people; avoid crowded areas; wear a face covering in situations where physical distancing is not possible, for example shops, busy public transport, or if you are meeting someone who is vulnerable to the virus; keep a log of all of your contacts throughout the day. The guidance for people who are over 70 or extremely medically vulnerable has been updated. The main guidance is to protect yourself by staying at home as much as you can. Should you wish to visit someone, receive visitors in your home, visit shops, travel and engage in other outdoor activities, it is recommended that you continue to follow the public health and social distancing guidance. The Irish Government states that as risk cannot be completely eliminated, you will need to decide what is right for you and your health. See the Irish Government website [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/cf9b0d-new-public-health-measures-effective-now-to-prevent-further-spread-o/#advice-for-people-over-70-and-those-who-are-extremely-medically-vulnerable] for further information, which covers relevant information for a range of different scenarios.

    Read more
    13.07.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Government to ease quarantine restrictions for travelers from countries with low COVID-19 rates on 20 July (Reuters, 05.07.2020). Ireland to retain 14 day quarantine period for travelers entering from British mainland amid ongoing COVID-19 concerns (Reuters, 27.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    The airports are open, but there is limited availability of commercial flights.
    Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements at www.inis.gov.ie. Passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas are legally required to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form [https://www2.hse.ie/file-library/coronavirus/covid-19-passenger-locator-form.pdf]
    Passengers arriving from overseas are expected to self-isolate for 14 days. Further information on these requirements is available at www.gov.ie.
    Transit is permitted, with limitation: Passengers who enter the country for the purposes of onwards travel to another jurisdiction, including Northern Ireland, are required to fill out a portion of the form (name and signature). Transiting passengers who remain airside are not required to complete the form.
    Further information on these requirements is available www.gov.ie.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].
    If you are a visa required national, you should note that Immigration Service Delivery is not accepting any visa applications for tourism or business until further notice. Certain priority/emergency visa cases will continue to be processed. Current visa information can be found at www.inis.gov.ie. All passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas are legally required to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. Passengers arriving from overseas are expected to self-isolate for 14 days.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    On 29 June, Ireland moved to Phase 3 of its roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions. You are now able to travel anywhere in Ireland, and most businesses, services and cultural activities can reopen.
    The Irish Government is reminding people of the ongoing risk posed by COVID-19. Physical distancing should be maintained at all times. Amongst other measures, you are still advised to: wash your hands well and often; observe good cough and sneeze etiquette; distance yourself at least 2 metres away from other people, especially those who might be unwell; limit your contact with others when out and about; keep your close contacts to a small number of people; avoid crowded areas; wear a face covering in situations where physical distancing is not possible, for example shops, busy public transport, or if you are meeting someone who is vulnerable to the virus; keep a log of all of your contacts throughout the day. The guidance for people who are over 70 or extremely medically vulnerable has been updated. The main guidance is to protect yourself by staying at home as much as you can. Should you wish to visit someone, receive visitors in your home, visit shops, travel and engage in other outdoor activities, it is recommended that you continue to follow the public health and social distancing guidance. The Irish Government states that as risk cannot be completely eliminated, you will need to decide what is right for you and your health. See the Irish Government website [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/cf9b0d-new-public-health-measures-effective-now-to-prevent-further-spread-o/#advice-for-people-over-70-and-those-who-are-extremely-medically-vulnerable] for further information, which covers relevant information for a range of different scenarios.

    Read more
    05.07.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Ireland to retain 14 day quarantine period for travelers entering from British mainland amid ongoing COVID-19 concerns (Reuters, 27.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    The airports are open, but there is limited availability of commercial flights.
    Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements at www.inis.gov.ie. Passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas are legally required to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form [https://www2.hse.ie/file-library/coronavirus/covid-19-passenger-locator-form.pdf]
    Passengers arriving from overseas are expected to self-isolate for 14 days. Further information on these requirements is available at www.gov.ie.
    Transit is permitted, with limitation: Passengers who enter the country for the purposes of onwards travel to another jurisdiction, including Northern Ireland, are required to fill out a portion of the form (name and signature). Transiting passengers who remain airside are not required to complete the form.
    Further information on these requirements is available www.gov.ie.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].
    If you are a visa required national, you should note that Immigration Service Delivery is not accepting any visa applications for tourism or business until further notice. Certain priority/emergency visa cases will continue to be processed. Current visa information can be found at www.inis.gov.ie. All passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas are legally required to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. Passengers arriving from overseas are expected to self-isolate for 14 days.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    On 29 June, Ireland moved to Phase 3 of its roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions. You are now able to travel anywhere in Ireland, and most businesses, services and cultural activities can reopen.
    The Irish Government is reminding people of the ongoing risk posed by COVID-19. Physical distancing should be maintained at all times. Amongst other measures, you are still advised to: wash your hands well and often; observe good cough and sneeze etiquette; distance yourself at least 2 metres away from other people, especially those who might be unwell; limit your contact with others when out and about; keep your close contacts to a small number of people; avoid crowded areas; wear a face covering in situations where physical distancing is not possible, for example shops, busy public transport, or if you are meeting someone who is vulnerable to the virus; keep a log of all of your contacts throughout the day. The guidance for people who are over 70 or extremely medically vulnerable has been updated. The main guidance is to protect yourself by staying at home as much as you can. Should you wish to visit someone, receive visitors in your home, visit shops, travel and engage in other outdoor activities, it is recommended that you continue to follow the public health and social distancing guidance. The Irish Government states that as risk cannot be completely eliminated, you will need to decide what is right for you and your health. See the Irish Government website [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/cf9b0d-new-public-health-measures-effective-now-to-prevent-further-spread-o/#advice-for-people-over-70-and-those-who-are-extremely-medically-vulnerable] for further information, which covers relevant information for a range of different scenarios.

    Read more
    02.07.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Ireland to retain 14 day quarantine period for travelers entering from British mainland amid ongoing COVID-19 concerns (Reuters, 27.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    The airports are open, but there is limited availability of commercial flights.
    All arrivals are required to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival. Self-isolation means staying indoors and completely avoiding contact with other people, according to the HSE. The HSE rules include not going to work or to public places; not taking public transport or taxis; and not inviting visitors to your home.
    The arrival of personal non-national maritime leisure vessels is banned (except to exceptions as ‘port in a storm’).
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    On 8 June, Ireland moved to Phase 2 of a roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions. Travel is allowed within counties for up to 20 kilometres from your home. Travel is allowed beyond under the following conditions: to travel to and from work, if your work cannot be carried out from home; to shop for essential food and household goods; to attend medical appointments and collect medicines; for vital family reasons, such as providing care to children, elderly or vulnerable people – but excluding social family visits; to escape domestic violence. Social distancing should be maintained at all times.
    Up to 6 people who are not from the same household may also visit another household indoors. These visits should be kept as short as possible and last no more than an hour. Indoor visits should be in well-ventilated rooms where possible and everyone should practise good hand hygiene by washing their hands or using hand sanitiser. Social distancing should be maintained with all people keeping 2 metres apart.
    Groups of up to 6 people who are not from the same household can meet outdoors. This can include a family meeting an individual friend or neighbour, a group of individuals meeting outdoors, and three couples meeting outdoors.
    You may practice sport or fitness activities in groups of up to 15 outdoors but you must practice social distancing, minimise contact, not share equipment and practise strict hygiene. Activities involving children should involve no more than 12 children to allow for 3 supervisors to be present to oversee the activity and make sure that public health guidance is being followed. Over 70s and those extremely medically vulnerable to Covid-19 (“cocooning”). Up to 6 people may visit the home of those cocooning for a short period of time while maintaining strict social distancing, observation of hand hygiene practices, and where feasible in well-ventilated spaces. Outdoor visits are encouraged where possible. This public health advice also applies for those cocooning when visiting other households. As those who are cocooning begin to meet with increased numbers of people, they may wish to consider meeting with the same group of family or friends to reduce the risk of infection. An approach for those cocooning may be to identify a core small group of particular friends and family as regular visitors. The risk of spread of disease is higher when people meet changing groups of people.
    Anyone who can work from home should continue to do so. There will be a phased return to work for solitary workers and other workers who, due to the nature of their work, can maintain a constant distance of 2 metres from other people.
    The Irish Government recommends wearing a cloth face coverings on public transport.
    In addition to the county and 20 kilometre travel restrictions, travel to Ireland’s offshore islands is limited to residents of those islands and the arrival of personal non-national maritime leisure vessels is banned (with exceptions such as ‘port in a storm’).
    The latest Irish Government guidance can be viewed on the Irish Government website. [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/cf9b0d-new-public-health-measures-effective-now-to-prevent-further-spread-o/?referrer=/en/publication/539d23-stay-at-home-the-latest-public-health-measures-to-prevent-the-spread/]

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    01.07.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Ireland to retain 14 day quarantine period for travelers entering from British mainland amid ongoing COVID-19 concerns (Reuters, 27.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    The airports are open, but there is limited availability of commercial flights.
    All arrivals are required to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival. Self-isolation means staying indoors and completely avoiding contact with other people, according to the HSE. The HSE rules include not going to work or to public places; not taking public transport or taxis; and not inviting visitors to your home.
    The arrival of personal non-national maritime leisure vessels is banned (except to exceptions as ‘port in a storm’).

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    On 8 June, Ireland moved to Phase 2 of a roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions. Travel is allowed within counties for up to 20 kilometres from your home. Travel is allowed beyond under the following conditions: to travel to and from work, if your work cannot be carried out from home; to shop for essential food and household goods; to attend medical appointments and collect medicines; for vital family reasons, such as providing care to children, elderly or vulnerable people – but excluding social family visits; to escape domestic violence. Social distancing should be maintained at all times.
    Up to 6 people who are not from the same household may also visit another household indoors. These visits should be kept as short as possible and last no more than an hour. Indoor visits should be in well-ventilated rooms where possible and everyone should practise good hand hygiene by washing their hands or using hand sanitiser. Social distancing should be maintained with all people keeping 2 metres apart.
    Groups of up to 6 people who are not from the same household can meet outdoors. This can include a family meeting an individual friend or neighbour, a group of individuals meeting outdoors, and three couples meeting outdoors.
    You may practice sport or fitness activities in groups of up to 15 outdoors but you must practice social distancing, minimise contact, not share equipment and practise strict hygiene. Activities involving children should involve no more than 12 children to allow for 3 supervisors to be present to oversee the activity and make sure that public health guidance is being followed. Over 70s and those extremely medically vulnerable to Covid-19 (“cocooning”). Up to 6 people may visit the home of those cocooning for a short period of time while maintaining strict social distancing, observation of hand hygiene practices, and where feasible in well-ventilated spaces. Outdoor visits are encouraged where possible. This public health advice also applies for those cocooning when visiting other households. As those who are cocooning begin to meet with increased numbers of people, they may wish to consider meeting with the same group of family or friends to reduce the risk of infection. An approach for those cocooning may be to identify a core small group of particular friends and family as regular visitors. The risk of spread of disease is higher when people meet changing groups of people.
    Anyone who can work from home should continue to do so. There will be a phased return to work for solitary workers and other workers who, due to the nature of their work, can maintain a constant distance of 2 metres from other people.
    The Irish Government recommends wearing a cloth face coverings on public transport.
    In addition to the county and 20 kilometre travel restrictions, travel to Ireland’s offshore islands is limited to residents of those islands and the arrival of personal non-national maritime leisure vessels is banned (with exceptions such as ‘port in a storm’).
    The latest Irish Government guidance can be viewed on the Irish Government website. [https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/cf9b0d-new-public-health-measures-effective-now-to-prevent-further-spread-o/?referrer=/en/publication/539d23-stay-at-home-the-latest-public-health-measures-to-prevent-the-spread/]

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    27.06.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Passengers arriving in Ireland (Rep.) are required to self-quarantine for 14 days and complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form.
    – This does not apply when arriving from Northern Ireland.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic passport.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    The airports are open, but there is limited availability of commercial flights.
    All arrivals are required to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival. Self-isolation means staying indoors and completely avoiding contact with other people, according to the HSE. The HSE rules include not going to work or to public places; not taking public transport or taxis; and not inviting visitors to your home.
    The arrival of personal non-national maritime leisure vessels is banned (except to exceptions as ‘port in a storm’).

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Lockdown measures are gradually being eased. Certain businesses, including hardware stores, motor repair shops, IT outlets and opticians, reopened on 18 May, some workers may return to work.
    Citizens are advised to avoid unnecessary journeys and stay within 5km of their residence.
    Facemasks are mandatory on public transport and enclosed indoor areas such as small shops.
    Educational institutions as well as bars and pubs are closed until further notice. All non-essential businesses are closed.
    The government banned social gatherings of more than four people.

    *****Relaxation in restrictions:
    Lockdown measures are gradually being eased. This process will start with increasing the allowed exercise area to 5km and allowing over-70s to go out for exercise.
    From 8 June, people may travel up to 20 km from their home, further retail outlets can reopen and up to four people may visit another household.
    From 29 June, events can take place but will not be open to the public. Organisations where employees have low levels of interaction with people can reopen. Cafes and restaurants may reopen. Public transport will be restricted, measures will be introduced at ports and airports.
    Hotels will potentially reopen from 20 July. Cultural venues can open, social gatherings will be allowed.
    Larger events may be allowed from 10 August.

    The Irish government has established a phone number for COVID-19-related travel queries:  +353 1 613 1733.​

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    16.06.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Passengers arriving in Ireland (Rep.) are required to self-quarantine for 14 days and complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form.
    – This does not apply when arriving from Northern Ireland.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic passport.

    International restrictions:

    The airports are open, but there is limited availability of commercial flights.
    All arrivals are required to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival. Self-isolation means staying indoors and completely avoiding contact with other people, according to the HSE. The HSE rules include not going to work or to public places; not taking public transport or taxis; and not inviting visitors to your home.
    The arrival of personal non-national maritime leisure vessels is banned (except to exceptions as ‘port in a storm’).

    Internal restrictions:

    Lockdown measures are gradually being eased. Certain businesses, including hardware stores, motor repair shops, IT outlets and opticians, reopened on 18 May, some workers may return to work.
    Citizens are advised to avoid unnecessary journeys and stay within 5km of their residence.
    Facemasks are mandatory on public transport and enclosed indoor areas such as small shops.
    Educational institutions as well as bars and pubs are closed until further notice. All non-essential businesses are closed.
    The government banned social gatherings of more than four people.

    Relaxation in restrictions:
    Lockdown measures are gradually being eased. This process will start with increasing the allowed exercise area to 5km and allowing over-70s to go out for exercise.
    From 8 June, people may travel up to 20 km from their home, further retail outlets can reopen and up to four people may visit another household.
    From 29 June, events can take place but will not be open to the public. Organisations where employees have low levels of interaction with people can reopen. Cafes and restaurants may reopen. Public transport will be restricted, measures will be introduced at ports and airports.
    Hotels will potentially reopen from 20 July. Cultural venues can open, social gatherings will be allowed.
    Larger events may be allowed from 10 August.

    The Irish government has established a phone number for COVID-19-related travel queries:  +353 1 613 1733.​

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    29.05.2020
  • Republic of Ireland Passengers arriving in Ireland (Rep.) are required to self-quarantine for 14 days and complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form. – This does not apply when arriving from Northern Ireland. – This does not apply to essential supply chain workers, for example, a pilot or a haulier.

    International restrictions:

    The airports are open, but there is limited availability of commercial flights. All arrivals are required to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival. Self-isolation means staying indoors and completely avoiding contact with other people, according to the HSE. The HSE rules include not going to work or to public places; not taking public transport or taxis; and not inviting visitors to your home. The arrival of personal non-national maritime leisure vessels is banned (except to exceptions as ‘port in a storm’).

    Internal restrictions:

    Lockdown measures are gradually being eased. Certain businesses, including hardware stores, motor repair shops, IT outlets and opticians, reopened on 18 May, some workers may return to work. Citizens are advised to avoid unnecessary journeys and stay within 5km of their residence. Facemasks are mandatory on public transport and enclosed indoor areas such as small shops. Educational institutions as well as bars and pubs are closed until further notice. All non-essential businesses are closed. The government banned social gatherings of more than four people. Relaxation in restrictions: Lockdown measures are gradually being eased. This process will start with increasing the allowed exercise area to 5km and allowing over-70s to go out for exercise. From 8 June, people may travel up to 20 km from their home, further retail outlets can reopen and up to four people may visit another household. From 29 June, events can take place but will not be open to the public. Organisations where employees have low levels of interaction with people can reopen. Cafes and restaurants may reopen. Public transport will be restricted, measures will be introduced at ports and airports. Hotels will potentially reopen from 20 July. Cultural venues can open, social gatherings will be allowed. Larger events may be allowed from 10 August. The Irish government has established a phone number for COVID-19-related travel queries:  +353 1 613 1733.​

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    27.05.2020
  • Republic of Ireland

    International restrictions:

    Anyone coming into Ireland (apart from Northern Ireland) is advised to self-quarantine on arrival for 14 days. This includes Irish residents. Flights are still operating from Dublin and Cork Airport but at a reduced availability. Most of the flights still operating are to repatriate Irish nationals. Travel restrictions for people coming from China, Iran, Italy and Spain.

    Internal restrictions:

    Lockdown measures are gradually being eased. Certain businesses, including hardware stores, motor repair shops, IT outlets and opticians, reopened on 18 May, some workers may return to work. Citizens are advised to avoid unnecessary journeys and stay within 5km of their residence. Facemasks are mandatory on public transport and enclosed indoor areas such as small shops. Educational institutions as well as bars and pubs are closed until further notice. All non-essential businesses are closed. The government banned social gatherings of more than four people. Relaxation in restrictions Lockdown measures are gradually being eased. This process will start with increasing the allowed exercise area to 5km and allowing over-70s to go out for exercise. From 8 June, people may travel up to 20 km from their home, further retail outlets can reopen and up to four people may visit another household. From 29 June, events can take place but will not be open to the public. Organisations where employees have low levels of interaction with people can reopen. Cafes and restaurants may reopen. Public transport will be restricted, measures will be introduced at ports and airports. Hotels will potentially reopen from 20 July. Cultural venues can open, social gatherings will be allowed. Larger events may be allowed from 10 August. The Irish government has established a phone number for COVID-19-related travel queries:  +353 1 613 1733.​

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    19.05.2020
  • Republic of Ireland COVID-19 lockdown extended to 18 May (AP, 02.05.2020).

    Passengers arriving in Ireland (Rep.) are required to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    – This does not apply when arriving from Northern Ireland.
    – This does not apply to essential supply chain workers, for example, a pilot or a haulier.Anyone coming into Ireland (apart from Northern Ireland) will be required to restrict their movements on arrival for 14 days. This includes Irish residents. Flights are still operating from Dublin and Cork Airport but at a reduced availability. Most of the flights still operating are to repatriate Irish nationals.Travel restrictions for people coming from China, Iran, Italy and Spain.

    Internal restrictions:

    Lockdown measures are in place until at least 18 May. Residents are required to remain at home except for grocery shopping or exercise within two km from their accommodation. Only essential workers are allowed to leave their homes to perform their duties. Educational institutions as well as bars and pubs are closed until further notice. All non-essential businesses are closed. The government banned social gatherings of more than four people.

    Lockdown measures will start to be gradually eased from 5 May. This process will start with increasing the allowed exercise area to 5km and allowing over-70s to go out for exercise. From 18 May some non-essential workers, including builders, gardeners and repair workers will be able to return to work.

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    09.05.2020
  • Source Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    Re-open Europe/
    Government of Ireland/
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