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COVID-19 Testing

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 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. 

RocDoc Health Check  

  • Pre-booked appointments, in-car testing facility & in-clinic testing facility available.
  • 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
  • Antigen/rapid test €89 with results in 60 minutes

Location:

The RocDoc Health Check in-car testing facility at Dublin Airport is located in the Green Car Park. Click here for directions. * RocDoc Health Check also offer an in-clinic test. *Please note pre-booking is essential.

Booking Information:

To book please visit website: https://rocdochealthcheck.ie

You can also call RocDoc direct on tel: 01- 969 7893

 

Randox

  • Pre-booked appointments, tests performed in-clinic.
  • PCR test €99 with results available the next day.

Location:

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.

Directions:

  1. When arriving at the airport, follow the directional signage for Terminal 2 parking. A detailed video can be found here
  2. After you have parked in the dedicated area, take the lift down to the ground floor.
  3. When you come out the lift, turn to your left to exit the car park.
  4. 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

 

Alternative Offsite Testing Suppliers

V1 Medical

Address: The Airport Hub, Unit 01 Furry Park Ind. Est, Santry, Dublin, D09 W5YV

Websitehttps://v1medical.ie/

Phone: +353 (0)83 099 9690

Pre-Departure COVID-19 Testing - Important Passenger Information

Passengers should carefully check the COVID-19 entry requirements for a particular country, state or region before travel. In some cases, entry requirements may apply to passengers transferring through an airport en route to another destination. 

The entry requirements for each location across the world can change rapidly in-line with local measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 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.  

The testing facilities named above are all third-party commercial testing facilities and are not part of daa plc, Dublin Airport or Cork Airport. Accordingly, daa plc does not accept any responsibility or liability for these services, including but not limited to the results provided by these services, the costs of the services or the turnaround times.

Important passenger information for passengers travelling from Ireland to the Netherlands

From 00:01 January 15, 2021 people travelling to the Netherlands from Ireland must provide proof that they have tested negative for coronavirus following a rapid test (antigen test) (taken within four hours before departure) in addition to a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to departure. As a result, travellers should add at least one hour onto their travelling time.

Passengers must provide:

1. proof of a negative result from a rapid test/antigen test (taken within four hours before departure)

2. proof of a negative result from a PCR test (taken within 72 hours prior to departure)

3. Both negative test results will need to be presented before boarding the plane

For more information click here.

 

LAMP test

You can also opt for a LAMP (loop-mediated isothermal amplification) test only. A negative LAMP test result is accepted, provided

the test was performed no more than 4 hours before boarding, and you have the test result.

If you show a negative LAMP test result, you do not need to show a negative result from a rapid antigen test and a negative PCR test result. For more information click here.

 

How Do I book the Antigen/Rapid COVID-19 test?

The antigen test must be taken directly before departure and is available to book at the RocDoc Health Check testing facility at Dublin Airport. The RocDoc Health Check in-car and in-clinic testing facility at Dublin Airport is located in the Green Car Park. Click here for directions. *Please note pre-booking is essential.

The antigen test is priced at €89 and results are available within 60 minutes.

To book please visit website: https://rocdochealthcheck.ie

You can also call RocDoc directly on 01- 969 7893

Before travelling to/from Ireland, passengers should consult the Irish Government Department of Foreign Affairs website, for its latest travel advice and guidance.

 

Information that must be provided on the mandatory rapid/antigen test result

The negative test result must be in English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish or Dutch. The document must contain the following information:

  • Type of test
  • Test result: the test result must be negative (or ‘not detected’) for SARS-CoV-2.
  • Passenger’s first and last name as stated in their passport.
  • Date and time of test: for passengers, the test must have been conducted no more than 4 hours prior to boarding the aircraft or ferry. For people working in the transport sector, the test must have been conducted no more than 24 hours prior to boarding the ferry.
  • Logo, stamp or details of the doctor or institute that conducted the test.
  • Either a digital or paper copy of the test result may be shown.
  • A translation of the test result will be accepted provided the translation bears the original signature or stamp of the doctor or institute that conducted the test.

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.

Arriving Passengers

The Irish Government has announced that from Saturday, January 16, 2021, all passengers arriving to Ireland except for children under six or international transport workers must have a negative or not detected COVID-19 PCR test, taken within 72 hours prior to arrival into Ireland and will be required to produce this evidence to Immigration Officers upon arrival at Dublin Airport. 

Passengers arriving from green and orange regions - as defined by the EU traffic light system - will not be required to restrict their movements on arrival, but must follow the local public health guidance. 

Passengers arriving from red or grey list regions and all other locations outside of Europe, should restrict their movements for 14 days after arrival. However, the need to restrict movements for 14 days can be waived for passengers who have a negative or not-detected result from a PCR test taken no less than five days after arrival to Ireland except for passengers arriving from Britain or South Africa.

According to Government guidelines, all passengers arriving from Britain and South Africa must isolate for 14 days after arrival, even if they take a second COVID test five days after arrival.

Connecting Passengers

Passengers who arrive in Ireland solely for the purpose of travelling onwards/connecting flight to another state and do not leave the airport are not required to provide evidence of a negative or not detected COVID-19 test.

For further details on this, please see the Irish government's advice on international travel here.

Passengers arriving from Britain and South Africa

HSE public health advice states that all passengers arriving from Britain or South Africa, must self-isolate for 14 days, even if they have or will take a COVID-19 test on day five of arriving and have a COVID-19 ‘not detected’ result.

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.

Departing Passengers

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.

Information about entry restrictions currently applied by other countries is available here on the country-specific travel advice pages on dfa.ie.

COVID-19 Testing FAQs

From Saturday, January 16, 2021, all passengers arriving to Ireland (except for children under six years or international transport workers) will be requested to have evidence of a negative (COVID-19 not detected) result from a pre-departure PCR COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours prior to arrival in Ireland. Ireland follows the EU traffic light system, where all arriving passengers from non-green or non-orange zones must self-isolate for 14 days. They have the option of a COVID-19 test on day 5 after arrival, and if the result is negative, do not need to self-isolate further unless they are arriving from Britain or South Africa, in that case they must self-isolate for 14 days.

From November 19th, two private companies, Roc Doc Health Check and Randox, will provide RT-PCR COVID-19 testing at Dublin Airport. For more information on how to pre-book a COVID-19 test, please follow the details below. 

Randox (walk-through service)

  • PCR test €99 with results available the next day.

    Please see website: https://booking.randox.ie

    You can also call the Randox booking helpline direct on tel: 0044 2890 394 286

RocDoc Health Check  (drive-through service)

  • 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

Please see website for details on how to book: https://rocdochealthcheck.ie

You can also call Roc Doc direct on tel: 01-969 7893

Location: The drive-through testing facility is located in the Express Green Car Park at Dublin Airport. Please click here for directions.

Important Passenger Information:

Passengers should carefully check the COVID-19 entry requirements for a particular country, state or region before travel. In some cases, entry requirements may apply to passengers transferring through an airport en route to another destination. 

The entry requirements for each location across the world can change rapidly in-line with local measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 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.  

The testing facilities named above are all third-party commercial testing facilities and are not part of daa plc, Dublin Airport or Cork Airport. Accordingly, daa plc does not accept any responsibility or liability for these services, including but not limited to the results provided by these services, the costs of the services or the turnaround times.

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.

Information about entry restrictions currently applied by other countries is available here on the country-specific travel advice pages on dfa.ie.

COVID-19 Testing Facilities at Dublin Airport

From November 19th, two private companies, Roc Doc Health Check and Randox, will provide RT-PCR COVID-19 testing at Dublin Airport. For more information on how to pre-book a COVID-19 test, please follow the details below. 

Randox (walk-through service)

  • PCR test €99 with results available the next day.

    Please see website:  https://booking.randox.ie

    You can also call the Randox booking helpline direct on tel: 0044 2890 394 286

    RocDoc Health Check  (drive-through service)

  • PCR test €129 with results in 1-2 working days
  • LAMP test €149 with results in 12 hours

Please see website for details on how to book: https://rocdochealthcheck.ie

You can also call Roc Doc direct on tel: 01-969 7893

Location: The drive-through testing facility is located in the Express Green Car Park at Dublin Airport. Please click here for directions.

Important Passenger Information:

Passengers should carefully check the COVID-19 entry requirements for a particular country, state or region before travel. In some cases, entry requirements may apply to passengers transferring through an airport en route to another destination. 

The entry requirements for each location across the world can change rapidly in-line with local measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 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.  

The testing facilities named above are all third-party commercial testing facilities and are not part of daa plc, Dublin Airport or Cork Airport. Accordingly, daa plc does not accept any responsibility or liability for these services, including but not limited to the results provided by these services, the costs of the services or the turnaround times.

 

It is not mandatory to take a pre-departure COVID-19 test before travelling to Ireland however you will have to complete an online Passenger Locator Form (see here). Ireland adopted the EU Traffic Light system on the 8th November 2020, and all passengers arriving from a red, orange or grey region will be required to restrict their movements for 14 days upon arrival in Ireland. 

Restrictions do not apply to passengers from green regions. Please see the official EU website here.

The period of 14 days to restrict movements can be waived for passengers arriving from an orange region if they have received a negative COVID-19 PCR test result during the three days before arriving in Ireland. In this case, passengers are requested to have supporting evidence of the negative test in their possession, according to Irish Government guidelines. 

Arriving passengers from red regions do not have to continue to restrict their movements for the full 14 days, if they have a negative/not-detected result from a PCR test taken at least five days - i.e. a minimum of five days - after arrival in the State. The Irish Government advises that in this case, you should wait for your negative test result to be returned before ending your period of restricted movements.

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. 

From November 19th, two private companies, Roc Doc Health Check and Randox, will provide RT-PCR COVID-19 testing at Dublin Airport. For more information on how to pre-book a COVID-19 test, please follow the details below. 

Randox (walk-through service)

  • PCR test €99 with results available the next day.

    Please see website:  https://booking.randox.ie

    You can also call the Randox booking helpline direct on tel: 0044 2890 394 286

RocDoc Health Check  (drive-through service)

  • 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

Please see website for details on how to book: https://rocdochealthcheck.ie

You can also call Roc Doc direct on tel: 01-969 7893

Location: The drive-through testing facility is located in the Express Green Car Park at Dublin Airport. Please click here for directions.

Important Passenger Information:

Passengers should carefully check the COVID-19 entry requirements for a particular country, state or region before travel. In some cases, entry requirements may apply to passengers transferring through an airport en route to another destination. 

The entry requirements for each location across the world can change rapidly in-line with local measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 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.  

The testing facilities named above are all third-party commercial testing facilities and are not part of daa plc, Dublin Airport or Cork Airport. Accordingly, daa plc does not accept any responsibility or liability for these services, including but not limited to the results provided by these services, the costs of the services or the turnaround times.

 

In most cases the certificate showing the test result must confirm this test has been performed within 72 hours or in some cases 48 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.

From Saturday, January 16, 2021, all arriving passengers to Ireland except for children under six years or international transport workers must have a negative result from a pre-departure PCR COVID-19 test (COVID-19 not detected) taken up to 72 hours prior to arrival in Ireland.

From 00:01 January 15, 2021 people travelling to the Netherlands from Ireland must provide proof that they have tested negative for coronavirus following a rapid test (antigen test) taken directly before departure in addition to a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to departure. You can also opt for a LAMP (loop-mediated isothermal amplification) test only. A negative LAMP test result is accepted, provided the test was performed no more than 4 hours before boarding and you have the test result. If you show a negative LAMP test result, you do not need to show a negative result from a rapid antigen test and a negative PCR test result.

For more information click here.

Please check with the destination country before travel to verify the documentation required to prove a negative COVID-19 test result. They may require a printed certificate to confirm a negative RT-PCR test for Covid-19, issued from a certified laboratory. Daa plc strongly recommend that all passengers prepare and print all such certificates in advance of arriving at the airport and travel. 

Please note that 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.

Please note from Saturday, January 9, 2021, all passengers arriving at Irish airports and ports whose journey originates in Great Britain or South Africa will be requested to have evidence of a negative result from a pre-departure PCR COVID-19 test (COVID-19 not detected) taken up to 72 hours prior to arrival in Ireland.

What is a COVID-19 PCR test?

PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test, uses a swab to take material from the back of the throat and/or the very top of the nostrils. The sample is sent to a laboratory to detect genetic material in the virus called RNA (the nucleic acid that converts DNA into proteins). RNA is collected as it carries the genetic information of coronavirus.

A solution (reagent) is added to the sample and then processed through various temperature steps in a thermal cycler so that it multiplies into larger quantities of DNA. Bioscientists can then see whether the SARS-CoV-2 virus (the virus that causes COVID-19) is present. It takes approximately 12 hours which is why results can take longer to be issued.

What is a COVID 19 LAMP test?

“LAMP” (loop-mediated isothermal amplification) tests uses a swab to collect material from the throat and nose but this is not processed in a thermal cycler. It produces more viral RNA copies without the need to heat and cool – a constant temperature is used. The samples are then placed in vials of reagents (substances that produce a chemical reaction to detect the RNA), then heated in a machine for 20 minutes. The sample is analysed to confirm the presence or not of SARS-CoV-2 RNA.

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