Source: European Union/Re-open EU
A COVID-19 green list is reviewed on a fortnightly basis.
Travel to a very limited set of locations (COVID-19 green list) is exempted from the general advice against non-essential travel overseas. Individuals arriving into Ireland from these locations will not be requested to restrict their movements upon entry.
Passengers from any other location not on this list are asked to restrict their movements for 14 days. The general advice against non-essential travel includes Great Britain but does not apply to Northern Ireland.
Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 green list
Travelling to Ireland from a location that is NOT on the COVID-19 green list
Travelling from (or returning to) Ireland
Travelling abroad from Ireland
Travel advice by country from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Rules and Exceptions
The Irish Authorities advise anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland and from locations with a security rating of "normal precautions" (green), to restrict their movements for 14 days. This includes citizens and residents returning to Ireland. Restricting your movements means staying indoors in one location and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible.
Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements at www.inis.gov.ie.
Mandatory Travel Documentation
COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form
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COVID-19 Travel Advice
Source: European Commission
Support measures for strategic maritime connections to Ireland
The Irish Government has announced the designation, on a temporary basis only, of five strategic maritime routes into and out of Ireland as Public Service Obligation (PSO) routes during COVID-19 for a period of up to three months. These are Dublin/Cherbourg and Rosslare/Fishguard, Pembroke, Cherbourg and Bilbao, with the emergency provision of a maximum contribution of €15 million towards the costs involved in the continued operation of passenger ferry services on these routes in that period. The operators currently providing these services are Irish Ferries, Stena Line and Brittany Ferries.
Quarantine of 14 days for travellers coming to Ireland (16.03.2020)
Anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland, will be required to restrict their movements on arrival for 14 days. This includes Irish residents. Essential supply chain services such as hauliers, pilots and maritime staff are exempt.
Start date: 16.03.2020
End date: not available
Further information: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/coronavirus/
Temporary and limited relaxation of the enforcement of driving and rest times for the drivers of vehicles engaged in goods transport
Ireland has notified a temporary and limited relaxation of the enforcement of driving and rest times for the drivers of vehicles engaged in goods transport. This relaxation is granted pursuant to Article 14(2) of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006. It will apply to those drivers involved in domestic and international transport.
Start date: 18.03.2020
End date: 16.04.2020
further information: https://ec.europa.eu/transport/sites/transport/files/temporary-relaxatio...