Travel Restrictions for Ireland

Last updated: 26th July 2021

Here you will find the latest travel restrictions for entry in to Ireland. In any case, please ensure that you check the government advice page for the country you're travelling to for the latest entry requirements, including any countries you may be transiting through to get to your destination, as these are changing all the time.


Can I travel to Ireland?

From 19 July, travellers arriving in Ireland from Great Britain, should follow the Irish Government guidance for travellers arriving from non-EU/EEA countries. See below for more details on entry into Ireland, entry requirements will depend on your vaccination status.


Fully Vaccinated


No travel-related testing or quarantine will be necessary for travellers from the UK with valid proof of full vaccination. On arrival in Ireland, fully vaccinated passengers travelling from Great Britain will need to:


  • Have proof of their full vaccination.

  • Complete a passenger locator form.


Ireland will accept the UK’s solutions to demonstrate your COVID vaccination status. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.


Unvaccinated / Not Fully Vaccinated


Passengers without proof of full vaccination will need to complete the following:


  • Pre-departure negative RT-PCR test result within 72 hours prior to arrival in Ireland

  • Quarantine at home for 14 days. 


All travellers to Ireland must fill out a Passenger Locator Form - including if you are transiting through Northern Ireland to get to Ireland. Failure to complete this form is an offence.


View our table below for entry requirements on our Liverpool to Dublin route.


Liverpool to Dublin
Private Covid Test
PCR Test
Passenger Locator Form
Proof of Vaccination


Physical or Electronic Certificate

Within 72 hours of arrival

Filled in online

NHS or EuroPass.

Proof of Covid recovery within 180 days

Tourist Passenger- Not Fully Vaccinated




Tourist Passenger - Fully Vaccinated




Child 12-17

Required (unless vaccinated)

Required (for 16+)

If vaccinated

Child 0-11


Required on accompanying adult's form



Returning to the UK from Ireland

You do not need to take a COVID-19 test or quarantine on arrival in England if you are travelling within the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, (the Common Travel Area), and you have not been outside of the Common Travel Area in the previous 10 days.


Read the latest entry requirements by visiting the Ireland travel advice page on the site.


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