Traveling to Ireland – COVID-19 Updates
Ireland, also known as the emerald isle, is a stunning country rich in historical and cultural history and boasts some of the most scenic views and coastlines in the United Kingdom. Guinness, fans of the national drink, can enjoy a tipple or three in many venues across the country while taking some of the sights and sounds of the country. From rural villages swathed in the countryside to the bustling city of Dublin that can charm even the most ardent of visitors.
Current advice from the Irish government is that all travel to Ireland is advised against. Despite being technically open to US visitors, those wishing to travel to Ireland will need to comply with current and ongoing lockdown rules in force across the island. Restrictions are currently being lifted with all hotels expected to be open from 2nd June 2021 depending on case numbers. Currently, Ireland is at Level 5 and hotels are only open for essential travel only, and restaurants are only allowed to operate as takeaways only.
Every US traveler over the age of two will need to show proof of a negative viral COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure before they will be allowed to board the flight. Proof from a licensed healthcare provider showing you have recovered from the virus in the previous 90 days will also be accepted.
Upon arrival, all visitors from all US states will need to complete a mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine which must be booked and paid for before arrival. You will need to fill in a passenger locator form detailing where you will be quarantining. The stay can be reduced to 10 days upon a negative PCR test result, but you must then self-isolate for the remaining four days at another accommodation. Failure to adhere to these rules can result in a fine of $3,500 (€2,860) or six months in jail.