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COVID-19 Testing

Two private companies, Roc Doc Health Check and Randox are providing RT-PCR COVID-19 testing and rapid/antigen 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
  • Rapid Antigen test €89 with results in 60 minutes

Two Locations:

Express Green Car Park:

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.

Opening Hours:

08:00am-07:00pm daily

North Terminal:

The RocDoc North Terminal Rapid Antigen testing in-clinic facility opens from 02.00am to facilitate passengers travelling on the 05:55am and 07:00am flights to Amsterdam, please see full opening hours below.*Please note this is a in-clinic service only and the in-car service is only available at the Green Car Park facility.

Booking Information:

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

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

Opening Hours:

The opening hours are 02:00am-07:00pm, Monday-Sunday. 

Directions from Terminal 1:

  • Please follow the directional signage from outside Terminal 1 on the departures level.
  • Walk northwest from Terminal 1 on the departures road, then take the second left just before the Garda Station and then the first right. Please see map below.
  • Alternatively you can find the North Terminal by following the co-ordinates on Google Maps here. *Pre-booking is essential.
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 Randox
  • Pre-booked appointments, tests performed in-clinic.
  • PCR test €99 with results available the next day.
  • Rapid Antigen test €49 with results available after one hour.

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.

Opening Hours:

02:00am-08:00pm daily

Booking:

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 Off-site Testing Suppliers

In all cases, departing passengers must check the COVID-19 test and quarantine requirements for entry into the destination they are travelling to. Randox and RocDoc are the two lead COVID-19 test suppliers on-site at Dublin Airport .

There are off-site suppliers available, however we strongly advise passengers verify with their airline or destination State that these testing services fit entry requirements.

V1 Medical

*Rapid Antigen testing available with results in 30 minutes

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

Websitehttps://v1medical.ie/

Phone: +353 (0)83 099 9690


Lets Get Checked

Home COVID-19 testing kit using PCR/TMA lab analysis with an official medical cert provided within 24-72 hours.

Website: https://www.letsgetchecked.com/

Phone: +353 1 513 6654

 

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

If you are aged 13 or over and travelling to the Netherlands from a high-risk country, you must provide proof that you have tested negative for COVID-19. You can do this by presenting a negative NAAT (PCR) test result based on a sample collected no more than 24 hours before boarding.

Or passengers can present both a negative NAAT (PCR) test result based on a sample collected no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in the Netherlands and a negative Rapid (Antigen) test result based on a sample collected no more than 24 hours before boarding. For more information click here. Passengers who need to transfer in the Netherlands to a different flight for their onward journey will only need to show the results of an NAAT (PCR) test based on a sample collected no more than 72 hours before. The requirement to provide the results of an additional rapid test will be lifted.

How Do I Book an Antigen COVID-19 Test?

The antigen test must be taken no more than 24 hours before departure and is available to book at both of the RocDoc Health Check testing facilities and Randox testing facility at Dublin Airport. The RocDoc Health Check in-car testing facility at Dublin Airport is located in the Green Car Park. Click here for directions. The antigen test is priced at €89 and results are available within 60 minutes.

RocDoc North Terminal Facility Open for 05:55am and 07:00am Amsterdam Flights

The RocDoc Health Check North Terminal i-clinic antigen testing facility is open from 02.00 am-07:00pm daily to facilitate passengers travelling on the 05:55am and 07:00am flights to Amsterdam.*Please note this is a in-clinic service only and the in-car service is only available at the Green Car Park facility. Please follow directional signage from T1 departures. Alternatively you can find the North Terminal by following the co-ordinates on Google Maps here. *Pre-booking is essential.

To book please visit the website https://rocdochealthcheck.ie or call RocDoc Health Check directly on 01- 969 7893.

Randox Testing Facility

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. The antigen test is priced at €49 and results are available after one hour. *Pre-booking is essential.

To book please visit the website https://booking.randox.ie or call Randox directly on 0044 2890 394 286.

Information Required on 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.

COVID-19 Travel Advice

Before travelling to/from Ireland, arriving and departing passengers should consult the Irish Government Department of Foreign Affairs website dfa.ie and the Irish Government website gov.ie, for the latest travel advice and updates. 

Irish Government Announcements February and March 2021

There have been a number of announcements made by the Irish Government, regarding all international travel - be it arriving and departing passengers - and very specifically, new rules regarding quarantine. For the latest Irish Government information see here. The information below is correct as of March 23rd, 2021 with further updates to follow.

Arriving Passenger Information

All passengers are required by law to present a completed passenger locator form, a negative pre-departure COVID-19 RT-PCR test result and quarantine for 14 days on arrival to Ireland.

It is mandatory by law to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. All passengers are also required to have a negative / ‘not detected’ result from a pre-departure COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Ireland. Passengers will be asked to present evidence of their negative/‘not detected’ result before boarding their flight, and to produce this evidence to Immigration Officers on arrival at points of entry to the State.

The only limited exemptions from this requirement are international transport workers, patients travelling for urgent medical care and children aged six and under. For more information regarding COVID-19 travel requirements, please see www.gov.ie. If you arrive at Dublin Airport as a connecting passenger please contact the Irish Government's Border Management Unit (BMU) by email on BMU@justice.ie to find out what specific entry requirements and restrictions apply to you.

Mandatory 14 Day Quarantine

Mandatory 14 day quarantine applies to ALL passengers who arrive into Ireland. The Irish Government has introduced a legal requirement to home quarantine for 14 days at the address specified on the Passenger Locator Form.

Passengers who travel from another country to Ireland, and arrive via Northern Ireland, must also complete the 14 day quarantine. If you do not fulfil the legal requirement for mandatory quarantine you are committing an offence, and can be fined up to €2,500 or get a prison sentence of up to 6 months, or both.

With the exception of Category 2 country passengers with 14-day mandatory hotel quarantine, other arriving passengers are permitted to travel to a testing facility during their 14 day quarantine to take a RT-PCR test. Passengers can end the 14 day quarantine early if they receive a negative RT-PCR test, taken no less than 5 days after arrival in Ireland.

Category 2 Hotel Quarantine

From 4am Friday 26 March 2021, new Irish government rules for mandatory hotel quarantine will apply to all passengers arriving into Ireland from Category 2 countries and all passengers that arrive without a COVID-19 negative test result. For a list of Category 2 countries and for more information, please visit dfa.ie or gov.ie. Only very limited categories of passengers can be exempt from this legal requirement and a full list is available here.

For information as to what a passenger arriving from a Category 2 country can expect at Dublin Airport, 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

All passengers arriving to Ireland (except for children aged six years or under or international transport workers or patients travelling for urgent medical care) 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.

All passengers arriving to Ireland (except for children aged six years or under or international transport workers or patients travelling for urgent medical care) 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. All arriving passengers must quarantine at the address specified on their Passenger Locator Form for 14 days.  However arriving passengers have the option of taking a COVID-19 test on day 5 after arrival, and if the result is negative, do not need to quarantine further unless they are arriving from a 'Category 2 Country', in that case they must quarantine for 14 days. For a list of Category 2 countries please visit dfa.ie.

Two private companies, Roc Doc Health Check and Randox offer RT-PCR and Rapid Antigen COVID-19 testing at Dublin Airport. For more information on how to pre-book a COVID-19 test, 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 before arrival 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

Two private companies, Roc Doc Health Check and Randox, offer RT-PCR COVID-19 testing at Dublin Airport. For more information on how to pre-book a COVID-19 test, please click here.

Two private companies, Roc Doc Health Check and Randox, offer RT-PCR and Rapid Antigen COVID-19 testing at Dublin Airport. For more information on how to pre-book a COVID-19  test, please click here.

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 prior to arrival 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.

Passengers arriving in Ireland:

All arriving passengers to Ireland except for children aged six or under, patients requiring urgent medical care 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.

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 all passengers arriving at Irish airports are required 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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