COVID-19 Travel Restrictions for Ireland
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | Categories: Ireland Entry Requirements;
Over the past year, COVID-19 has cancelled three of our trips to Ireland and a few vacations to other destinations, leaving us yearning to travel abroad like never before. We check the COVID-19 travel restrictions constantly and ultimately decide that traveling at all during this pandemic is nothing more than selfishness and so we cancel and stay home.
With the rollout of vaccines and easing of restrictions, we are preparing to begin planning trips again for ourselves and our clients. That means we need to know what the rules are at all times and will be posting that information here as often as the requirements change.
As of right now, the US requires proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken with 72-hours of your departure or documentation showing you had COVID and recovered. These rules do not apply to children under 2. This is just to get on the plane to your destination ... you need to know the rules upon arriving.
As of today, Ireland is in lock-down and won't ease until Easter. Travelers are subjected to a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival and you must provide an address on the Passenger Locator Form - you will be checked on. You can take a COVID-19 RT-PCR test as soon as your 5th day of quarantine and end it if your test is negative.
The usual public precautions are observed including wearing a mask in public.
Future of COVID Travel
All of this is subject to change and we anticipate restrictions to ease as people are vaccinated. We anticipate that a Vaccine Passport will prove that you were vaccinated, allow you to forego the required testing before boarding a plane and quarantine upon arrival. We expect masks to continue to be mandatory for the rest of the year as herd immunity is achieved with the vaccine rollout.
So, with this informaton we are planning our vacation to Ireland this fall!