Travel to a very limited set of locations is exempted from the general advice against non-essential travel overseas. These locations currently have a ‘normal precautions’ (“green”) security status rating. The request to restrict movements does not apply to individuals arriving into Ireland from these locations. As of 28 September 2020, these locations are as follows.
Green’ (Normal Precautions) List to take effect from Monday 28 September
The updated ‘green’ (normal precautions) list outlined below is based on ECDC data on Thursday 24 September, and takes effect from Monday 28 September. Until then, the earlier list continues to apply.
Green’ (Normal Precautions) List (effective from Monday 28 September)
‘Green’ (Normal Precautions) List (remains in effect until midnight on Sunday 27 September)
On 15 September, the Government agreed that, for the period ahead, the list will be updated on a weekly basis. Inclusion on the list will require a 14 day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 of 25 or less, based on the latest data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
Updates will be made on the basis of data each Thursday, with changes taking effect from the following Monday.
The updated ‘green’ (normal precautions) list outlined below is based on ECDC data on Thursday 24 September, and will take effect from Monday 28 September. Until then, the earlier list continues to apply.
*Citizens considering travel to these locations should note the information below regarding restrictions on entry. These jurisdictions currently have quarantine or other requirements for arrivals from other jurisdictions, including Ireland.
Potential for restrictions on entering these locations
Citizens should be aware that countries continue to announce new restrictions on arrivals from abroad, including the requirement to quarantine on entry. This can include restrictions on arrivals from Ireland. The situation will continue to evolve quickly. Citizens who are considering travel to particular locations are advised to monitor news and information from the public authorities in their destination. Our Travel Advice is under constant review and is upgraded as quickly as possible. The list and related travel advice is reviewed on a regular basis, based on the latest ECDC data and advice from officials including public health experts, and will be further updated if required.
The request to restrict movements does not apply to people arriving into Ireland from countries on the Green List.