Ireland: Updated Entrance Requirements 

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points  

  • A COVID-19 test will no longer be required for fully vaccinated or COVID-19 recovered travelers entering Ireland 


As of 6 Jan. 2022, the government of Ireland no longer requires pre-departure tests for fully vaccinated or COVID-19 recovered travelers entering the country. Fully vaccinated or COVID-19 recovered travelers will now be required to present evidence of a valid Digital COVID-19 Certificate (DCC) or other acceptable proof of vaccination prior to travel.  

Unvaccinated travelers will be required to present evidence of a negative RT-PCR test result carried out no more than 72 hours before arrival in Ireland. Any traveler who develops COVID-19 symptoms following arrival in Ireland will be required to follow government guidance including undergoing self-isolation and taking an antigen or RT-PCR test.  

What are the Changes? 

The government of Ireland has updated its entrance requirements and will no longer require fully vaccinated travelers or COVID-19 recovered travelers to supply a negative COVID-19 test result taken prior to arrival.  

Looking Ahead 

Continue to check the government of Ireland’s website and Envoy’s website for additional updates and information.  

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