Two private companies, RocDoc 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
- Both facilities must be pre-booked:drive-thru (in-car) testing facility & walk-thru testing facility available.
- RT-PCR test €95 with results in 24 hours.
- LAMP test €149 with results in the same day.
- LAMP test express €199 with results within a few hours.
- Rapid Antigen test €49 with results within 1 hour.
- Antibody test €69 with results in four working days – please note that this does not detect if an individual currently has Covid-19.
Express Green Car Park:
The RocDoc Health Check drive-thru (in-car) testing facility at Dublin Airport is located in the Green Car Park. Click here for directions.*Please note pre-booking is essential.
To book please visit website: https://rocdochealthcheck.ie.
You can also call RocDoc direct on tel: 01- 969 7893.
24 hours, 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 preferred.
- Pre-booked appointments, tests performed in-clinic.
- PCR test €69 with results available the next day.
- Rapid Antigen test €45 with results available after one hour.
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
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.
*Rapid Antigen testing available with results in 30 minutes
Address: The Airport Hub, Unit 01 Furry Park Ind. Est, Santry, Dublin, D09 W5YV
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.
Phone: +353 1 513 6654
COVID-19 Travel Advice
Before travelling to/from Ireland, arriving and departing passengers should consult the Irish Government website gov.ie and the Irish Government Department of Foreign Affairs website dfa.ie, for the latest travel advice and updates. We would also strongly advise in advance of travel that all passengers check their exact requirements with their airline.
Irish Government Announcements Regarding Travel 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 click here. Please check regularly for further updates.
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. Please note if you are arriving from a Category 2 country, hotel quarantine is mandatory. For a list of Category 2 countries and for more information, please visit dfa.ie or gov.ie.
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 are a connecting passenger please contact the Irish Government's Border Management Unit (BMU) by email on BMU@justice.ie to find out 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 in 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 fulfill 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.
For all information and queries regarding your mandatory quarantine please visit gov.ie.
Category 2 Mandatory Hotel Quarantine
On Friday 26 March 2021, the Irish Government implemented a mandatory hotel quarantine for all passengers arriving in 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.
For essential travel, 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. We also strongly advise passengers check travel requirements directly with their airline prior to travel.
The entry requirements for each location across the world can change rapidly in-line with local measures to prevent 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.
Please note passengers travelling to/from or connecting through the Netherlands should check their travel requirements directly with their airline, dfa.ie and the Government of the Netherlands website here.
How do I book a Rapid Antigen COVID-19 test?
The Rapid 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 the Randox testing facility at Dublin Airport.
RocDoc Health Check In-Car Testing Facility - 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. The Rapid Antigen test is priced at €89 and results are available within 60 minutes.
RocDoc North Terminal In-Clinic Facility Open 24 hours
The RocDoc North Terminal Rapid Antigen testing facility is open 24 hours Monday-Sunday.*Please note this is a walk-thru (in-clinic) service only and the drive-thru (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.
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 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.
For essential travel, 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. We also strongly advise passengers check travel requirements directly with their airline prior to travel.
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.
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.