COVID-19 Travel Advice
Before travelling to/from Ireland, passengers should consult the Irish Government Department of Foreign Affairs website, for its latest travel advice and guidance.
EU Traffic Light System
On the 8th of November, the Irish government adopted the EU traffic light system for travel. Within the 'traffic lights' system, regions across the EU, EEA and the UK are categorised as green, orange, red or grey, on the basis of the risk levels associated with COVID-19. A map showing the designation of each region is published each week by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), based on agreed criteria, including the 14-day cumulative incidence rate, testing rate and testing positivity rates. You can access the latest map here.
There are no restrictions on travel from a green region to another country within the system. Each EU member state can set its own rules in relation to how it deals with arriving passengers from orange and red areas.
The Irish Government has said that passengers arriving from an orange region should restrict their movement for 14 days unless they have a negative/not-detected result from a COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than three days before their day of departure. Any passengers arriving from a red region are requested to restrict their movements for 14 days.
From midnight on November 29th, arriving passengers from red regions will not have to continue to restrict their movements for 14 days if they have a negative/not-detected result from a COVID-19 PCR test taken at least five days after arrival in Ireland. This general request to restrict movement for 14 days does not apply to certain defined categories of passengers. For further details on this, please see the Irish government's advice on international travel here.
Arriving from Denmark
There is currently a separate travel advisory for passengers arriving from Denmark. All such passengers, including those travelling for essential purposes are requested to self-isolate for 14 days. There are more details in relation to travel from Denmark here.
Electronic Passenger Locator Form
The COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form is provided for in Irish law under statutory instrument No.181/2020 of the Health Act 1947 and must be completed by all passengers arriving into Ireland via its airports and seaports before arrival at Dublin Airport. For more information on the passenger locator form and how to access it, please click here.
In the case of departing passengers, it is important to note that some countries, including those in the EU, may require visitors to have a negative COVID-19 test result in advance of travel, either to enter the country in the first place and/or eliminate the requirement to quarantine on arrival. In most cases, a certificate showing the negative COVID-19 test result must confirm this test has been performed within 72 hours of arriving in the country, state or region.
These requirements change rapidly, and passengers are advised to check the current COVID-19 entry requirements for a particular country, state or region before departing Ireland.
COVID-19 Testing Facilities at Dublin Airport
Two private companies, Roc Doc Health Check and Randox are providing RT-PCR COVID-19 testing at Dublin Airport.
*Please note COVID-19
tests at the testing facilities located at Dublin Airport need to be pre-booked in advance through the
service providers. It is not possible to get a test without booking in advance. For more information on how to pre-book a COVID-19 test, please follow the details below.
Randox (Pre-booked appointments, tests performed in clinic)
- PCR test €99 with results available the next day.
The Randox Travel Centre is located close to the Terminal 2 Short Term multi-storey car park at Dublin Airport. Dedicated parking is available on Level 5 of the Terminal 2 Short Term multi-storey car park. *Please note pre-booking is essential.
- When arriving at the airport, follow the directional signage for Terminal 2 parking. A detailed video can be found here.
- After you have parked in the dedicated area, take the lift down to the ground floor.
- When you come out the lift, turn to your left to exit the car park.
- You are now facing the back of the Randox Travel Centre. Cross the road and walk around the building to the Randox Travel Centre entrance.
Please see website for more information on how to book: https://booking.randox.ie
You can also call the Randox booking helpline direct on tel: 0044 2890 394 286
RocDoc Health Check (Pre-booked appointments, test performed in person's car)
- PCR test €129 with results in 1-2 working days
- LAMP test €149 with results in 12 hours
- LAMP test express €199 with results in 5 hours
Location: The RocDoc Health Check in-car testing facility at Dublin Airport is located in the Green Car Park. Click here for directions. *Please note pre-booking is essential.
From November 30th RocDoc will also be offering an in-clinic test. Please note this will also have to be pre-booked.
Please see website for more information on how to book: https://rocdochealthcheck.ie
You can also call RocDoc direct on tel: 01 969 7893.
Pre-Departure COVID-19 Testing - Important Passenger Information
The entry requirements for each location across the world can change rapidly in-line with local measures to prohibit the spread of COVID-19. In some cases, entry requirements may apply to passengers transferring through an airport en route to another destination.
Many governments prohibit entry for tourists and business travellers and may prohibit all non-citizens entry to their country, state or region, so please ensure you have the most accurate and up to date information before travel.
It is the responsibility of the passenger to ensure that any test certificate issued from a COVID-19 testing facility sufficiently meets the local entry requirements of the destination country, state or region including any connecting airport requirements. Certain locations may require the test result to be translated into the local language at each location. Passengers should check local requirements and keep up to date as they evolve.
For more information on COVID-19 testing facilities located in Ireland please click here.
For a full list of COVID-19 related FAQs please click here.