You must fill in a form before you arrive in Ireland called the COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. Failure to do so is an offence. The COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form is an online form. You can complete this form by clicking on the link below less than 72 hours prior to arriving in Ireland.
The information you provide may be used to provide you with public health advice and for the purposes of contact tracing in relation to confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19.
Further information on the COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form
The legal requirement to complete this form
By law, passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas are required to complete this form, with the exception of the following:
international transport workers with Annex 3 certificate
drivers of a heavy goods vehicle
those with diplomatic privileges and immunity
How to complete the form
one form should be completed for each passenger aged 18 or older. Details of children under the age of 18 should be included on a form completed by an adult accompanying them including name, age and proof of medical event
to complete the passenger locator form, you need to provide your email address. We will send you a verification code to log in and complete the form. A passenger, when completing a passenger locator form, can include up to 7 children’s details on one form. The mobile number of the lead passenger should be provided
Information you will be required to provide:
the mobile phone number that you will use when in Ireland. The mobile phone number does not have to be the passenger’s own, it can be the phone number of another member of the travelling party, a friend or a relative. This is required to provide you with public health information or advice relating to COVID-19 and may be used for contact tracing purposes.
your email address
your place of residence when staying in Ireland
information on how you arrived in Ireland (for example: name of airline or ferry, flight/ferry number)
passport details of all passengers
Declarations you must make:
if you have valid proof of vaccination. From 1st February 2022
vaccine certificates for primary vaccination series will not be accepted for travel if more than 270 days have passed since the final dose in the primary vaccine series. Vaccine certificates based on booster/ additional doses are not affected by this
if you have valid proof that you have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 180 days
if you have evidence of a pre-departure PCR COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival.
After you complete this form you will receive an email which contains a receipt. This receipt verifies that you have completed the Passenger Locator Form. You will be asked to show this receipt when boarding your plane or ferry. When arriving into Ireland you may also have to show this receipt to border officials.
Forms for children
details of children under the age of 18 should be included on the form completed by their accompanying responsible adult
all children must be declared on a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form
unaccompanied children aged 12 and over are required to complete their own COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form
children aged 11 and under do not need to show a negative test
Offences and penalties
You may be prosecuted if you do not have the Passenger Locator Form receipt. The following offences are punishable by a fine or imprisonment, or both:
i) in the case of a first such offence, to a fine not exceeding €4,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding one month or both,
ii) in the case of a second such offence, to a fine not exceeding €4,500 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or both, and
iii) in the case of a third or subsequent such offence, to a fine not exceeding €5,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or both
it is an offence not to complete and present this form in the manner specified
it is an offence to provide false or misleading information in this form
it is an offence to fail to give an officer who requests it information required to verify the details on this form
in addition to these offences, a member of An Garda Síochána may direct a person who is not complying with the requirements in respect of this form to so comply. Failing to comply with that direction is an offence for which you may be arrested
a member of An Garda Síochána who suspects that an offence has been committed may demand the name and address of the person who is suspected of committing the offence
failure to comply with this demand or the production of a false name and/or address is an offence for which a person may be arrested
The Minister for Health is the data controller for the information provided on this form.
The information provided on this form, and any updates that you send, may be used for the following purposes:
to provide you with public health information or advice relating to COVID-19
this form may also be used for the purposes of contact tracing in relation to confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19
Personal data contained in this form may be collected and processed for and on behalf of the controller by persons appointed for that purpose under and in accordance with Article 28 (Processors) of the GDPR.
The relevant Data Protection arrangements have been reviewed in order to accommodate the collection and processing of special category data.
This form and any copies of it, and any updates that you send, will be destroyed 28 days after your arrival, unless the form is required for law enforcement purposes.
If you wish to find out more about your rights under the General Data Protection Regulation or if you wish to exercise those rights, you should visit the Department of Health’s page on Protecting Personal Data at www.gov.ie/en/organisation-information/381552-protecting-personal-data-health,
Public heath advice for passengers arriving into Ireland