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 form may be used by health authorities to contact you in order to verify your location in the country.
It will also help contact tracers get in touch with you should someone on your flight or ferry be confirmed as having COVID-19.
You are not required to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form if you are an essential supply chain worker (that is, air and ship crew and hauliers) or if you are an accredited diplomat.
If you are travelling onwards to Northern Ireland you will have to fill out a portion of the form.
COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form
You must print and complete this form before travelling to Ireland. The completed form should be given to an officer at your point of entry into the State. This form must include your address or the address of where you will be staying while you are in the country, as well as a contact number.
Further information on the COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form
Why you have to complete this form
The Form will be used to facilitate a system of follow up checks to make sure people who travel to the country are staying where they said that they would. The Form will also ensure more accurate and expeditious contact tracing, should we have a suspected or confirmed case on a flight or ferry coming into Ireland.
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:
passengers arriving from Northern Ireland
passengers leaving the State from their port or airport of arrival without otherwise exiting the port or airport
holders of a Certificate for International Transport Workers, or drivers of a heavy goods vehicle, who are in the State in the course of performing their duties
aircraft crew, including the pilot, who are in the State in the course of performing their duties
ship crew, including the maritime master, who are in the State in the course of performing their duties.
If you're travelling onwards to Northern Ireland
Passengers who are travelling immediately onwards to Northern Ireland should indicate this and will be required to fill out a portion of the form (name and signature).
How your information will be stored
Data collected will be stored securely for 28 days after which time it will be destroyed.
Public health advice for passengers arriving into Ireland
Passengers arriving into Ireland from overseas are advised to restrict their movements
for 14 days on entry into the State.
Restricting your movements means staying indoors and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible and is more stringent than the public health measures applying to the wider public.
If you plan to leave Ireland before the 14 day restricted movement ends
If you travel to Ireland from a non-green list country, you are advised to restrict your movements for 14 days.
You do not need to remain in the country for 14 days. However, you should follow this public health advice for the time that you will be in Ireland.
If you are travelling home for a funeral and therefore cannot restrict your movements for 14 days
The government has produced detailed guidance for bereaved families in the context of COVID-19 which is available here.
Restriction of movements
What restriction of movements is
To help protect everyone from the spread of COVID-19 all residents in Ireland are asked to avoid non-essential travel overseas. Those arriving into the State are asked to take additional measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Following international travel, you will be asked to restrict your movements for 14 days, which means staying indoors and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible.
How to restrict your movements
Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as much as possible.
You can still go outside to exercise by yourself as long as you keep 2 metres distance from other people.
If you develop a fever or any respiratory symptoms phone your GP or HSELive on 1850 24 1850.
go to work, school, religious services or public areas
use public transport or taxis
invite visitors to your home
visit others, even if you usually care for them
go to the shops or pharmacy unless it’s absolutely necessary - where possible, order your groceries online or have some family or friends drop them off.
meet face-to-face with older people, anyone with a long-term medical condition or pregnant women