The government advises against all non-essential overseas travel to and from Ireland due to the ongoing COVID 19 crisis. Passengers arriving into Ireland from overseas are advised to restrict their movements for 14 days. This includes Irish residents.
Protocols for the Safe Management of Passengers (by air and sea) in light of COVID-19
The sectoral protocols have been developed in consultation with the public health authorities and with industry, who are already implementing the measures.
The protocols set out the expectations and requirements on industry to ensure public health safety of passengers, staff and crew.
The measures cover the end-to end passenger journey and the following key requirements:
health declarations by passengers at check-in
only passengers intending to travel can enter the airport or the ferry terminal buildings, with exceptions for persons accompanying persons with reduced mobility (PRM)
physical distancing and the wearing of face coverings by passengers and staff
increased sanitation measures in relation to aircraft and airports, passenger vessels and ports
The government will decide which locations will be put on the green list based on the spread of coronavirus in that location. This list will be reviewed every 2 weeks.
Anyone travelling to Ireland from a green list location is not asked to restrict their movements. For people living in Ireland, the advice is to avoid all non-essential travel overseas until further notice.
Family and friends arriving from a green list location should be treated as visitors. This means you should follow social distancing and other public health guidelines. You should not interact with them in the same way as the people in your household that you live with every day.