Open for travel Telegram bot
[We have 3071 restrictions for 243 countries and regions]

Republic of Ireland travel restrictions

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

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

Read more
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.
  • Passengers travelling to Ireland are advised to download the ‘COVID Tracker’ app (here) onto their phone.
  • The Irish Short Stay Visa Waiver Programme (SSVWP) for nationals of Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, India, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Montenegro, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine and Uzbekistan is currently suspended.
  • Passengers must quarantine for 14 days on arrival in Ireland.
  • This does not apply to the following passengers:
    • Passengers travelling from Estonia, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Norway or Slovakia, including those who transit through Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) as part of their journey from the exempted countries to Ireland,
    • Aircraft crew members arriving as part of their 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 their duties.
Read more
Movement restrictions

National movement restrictions: Free

Restrictive measures mandatory between 29 June 2020 to TBD

29 June (start of Phase 3 of the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business): From 29 June, you can travel anywhere in Ireland.

International movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 27 March 2020 to 20 July 2020

22 July: The Republic of Ireland has released a “green list” of 15 countries that travellers can go to and not self-isolate on their return. The 15 countries are Malta, Finland, Norway, Italy, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Cyprus, Slovakia, Greece, Greenland, Gibraltar, Monaco and San Marino. The list is reviewed every 2 weeks. The advice to avoid non-essential travel applies to all other countries.

29 June (start of Phase 3 of the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business): Regarding international travel, it is still recommended that all non-essential overseas travel should be avoided

Read more
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.

Travellers from countries on the “green list” may enter Ireland without restrictions. The COVID-19 green list is reviewed on a fortnightly basis, based on advice from officials including public health experts.

Passengers from any other location are asked to restrict their movements for 14 days .

Read more
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: Open

Restrictive measures mandatory between 29 June 2020 to TBD

29 June (start of Phase 3 of the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business): Most shops and other businesses can reopen. Cafes and restaurants, hotels, “pubs operating as restaurants”, hairdressers, beauty salons and driving schools are among the retail services that can restart operations under this phase of the easing of restrictions, provided they put in place infection-control measures. Galleries, museums and cinemas are also free to reopen their doors.

Events stop: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 29 June 2020 to TBD

From 29 June (start of Phase 23): Gatherings of up to 50 people indoors and 200 outdoors are permitted from Monday. This means weddings, funerals, sports events and conferences can go ahead within these limits. Close-contact sports, indoor gyms, swimming pools and other sports facilities can all reopen their doors from today, as can summer camps, creches, youth clubs and adult education facilities. In childcare, children will be grouped into pods of between six and 12 to reduce the risk of transmitting Covid-19.

Read more
Schools/Univercity closure

Schools/Univ. closure: Partially closed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 29 June 2020 to 20 July 2020

29 June (start of Phase 3 of the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business): Regarding education and childcare, from 29 June the following may reopen: all adult education facilities; creches, childminding facilities and pre-schools; summer camps; youth clubs; all indoor and outdoor amenities for children. Sometime after 20 July (i.e. start of phase 4), schools will reopen.

Read more
Other

Other: open/confirmed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 29 June 2020 to TBD

Many of the restrictions being lifted on 29 June were supposed to have remained in place for longer over the summer, but the easing of restrictions was brought forward earlier this month by the outgoing government due to progress made in suppressing the virus. Businesses reopening are required to implement physical distancing arrangements in their premises to limit the spread of Covid-19. Public-health officials say that, weeks after the easing of restrictions began, the disease remains largely suppressed with low numbers of new cases daily. However, they have expressed concern about a rise in cases related to foreign travel and among younger people.

Read more

Full Restrictions

  • 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.

    Read more
    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

    Read more
    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

    Read more
    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

    Read more
    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.

    Read more
    07.09.2020
  • 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:

    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.

    Read more
    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.

    Read more
    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.

    Read more
    21.08.2020
  • 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:

    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/].

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

    *****

    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:

    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.

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

    *****

    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 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.

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

    *****

    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.

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

    *****

    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. 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.

    Read more
    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.

    Read more
    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)

    *****

    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.

    Read more
    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.

    Read more
    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/]

    Read more
    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/]

    Read more
    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.​

    Read more
    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.​

    Read more
    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.​

    Read more
    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.​

    Read more
    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.

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