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COVID-19 Travel Advice

Update as of 30th November 2021: From Friday 3rd December, all arriving passengers to Ireland regardless of vaccination status, will be required to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival. 

  • If you have proof of valid vaccination or recovery, a negative RT-PCR result from a test taken within 72 hours or a negative, professionally administered Antigen test, taken within 48 hours of arrival into the country, will be accepted.
  • If you do not have proof of valid vaccination or recovery, only a negative RT-PCR result from a test taken within 72 hours of arrival, will be accepted.
  • You will be required to present evidence from a testing facility of your negative COVID-19 test upon arrival at Dublin Airport. This can be in a paper or electronic format.
  • You must complete the Passenger Locator Form online in advance of travel and is a requirement for boarding your flight. To complete this form, click here.
  • Accompanying children under the age of 11 are exempt from the requirement to present a negative test.
  • For the latest Government advice on entry to Ireland and test requirements exemptions, please click here.

Departing passengers

  • If you are departing from Ireland to another country, please visit dfa.ie for all the information you need with regards to entry requirements for your destination.
  • These are the official and very best sources of information for departing from Ireland and for your return:
  • The Department of Foreign Affairs website - click here
  • The Government of Ireland website for international travel - click here
  • Your airline - please check with your airline as advice and entry requirements are subject to change.
  • For more information about travel and entry requirements within the EU, and the EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate, click here.

Arriving passengers  

  • Please see the most recent announcement from the Irish Government, as of Friday 3rd December 2021, pertaining to all arriving passengers to Ireland, who will now need to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival. Please see detail above, and should you have any further queries, please check with your airline or the Irish Government website gov.ie, click here.

Passenger Locator Form:

  • All passengers, Irish resident, EU and non-EU who enters the Irish state must complete the Passenger Locator Form online in advance of travel and is a requirement for boarding your flight. To complete this form click here. To find out more click here

Accompanying Children:

  • Accompanying children under the age of 11 are exempt from the requirement to present a negative test.

Connecting Passengers:

  • As travel advice and requirements are constantly changing, please check with your airline and visit gov.ie in advance of travel for the latest advice.

COVID-19 tests

  • If you require a COVID-19 test, you can use a local test centre near you or there are two private companies operating at Dublin Airport. To find our more, click here.
  • When outside of Ireland, and you will require a negative RT-PCR test for your return, please ensure to arrange for a test to be taken no more than 72 hours before arrival back to Ireland.

When to arrive at the Airport

For short haul flights, please be ready to go through Security at least 2 hours before your flight, and allow 3 hours for long haul flights.

Don’t forget your face masks 

It is now a legal requirement that all passengers wear a face mask or appropriate face covering throughout their full airport journey. Passengers should come to the airport with their face masks, but if new or more are required, masks will be available to purchase from vending machines and other outlets throughout the airport. 

Exemptions only apply to children under the age of 13 or passengers who can provide evidence of a valid medical reason. 

Prepare for Security screening

The Security screening process itself has not changed; we have just added extra safety measures to protect you. 

Remember: 

  • Ideally only 1 piece of hand baggage per person
  • Separate out liquids, gels and pastes into one single, clear one litre plastic bag with each container no bigger than 100ml
  • No sharp objects, have all electronic devices out and in the tray, along with shoes, jackets, coins and jewellery

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