The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, has today removed four States from the list of designated States
for the purposes of mandatory hotel quarantine.
The States are:
United States of America
It is a legal requirement that all travellers to Ireland must have a negative or ‘not detected’ result from a COVID-19 RT-PCR test carried out no more than 72 hours before arrival to Ireland.
In addition, it is also a legal requirement that those from non-designated countries also observe 14 days of Home Quarantine. This 14 Day period of Home Quarantine can only be shortened if you receive a not-detected RT-PCR test result taken no less than five days after arrival.
Testing is free when arranged through the Health Service Executive (HSE). Information on free post-travel testing is available at www.hse.ie.
Due to concerns about the new variant of COVID-19, people travelling from Great Britain are strongly advised to avail of free testing five days after arrival in Ireland, and to strictly adhere to the legal requirements for home quarantine.