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 now an online form. If you are arriving into Ireland on or after Wednesday 26 August 2020, you can complete this form by clicking on the button below in advance of arriving into the State.
The information you provide may be used to contact you in the next 14 days to verify the details given on this form and to provide you with public health advice. This form may also be used for the purposes of contact tracing in relation to confirmed or suspected cases of 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.
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 the details entered are correct and to provide you with public health advice.
The Form will also be used to help with 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
How to complete the form
one form should be completed for each passenger aged 16 or older. Details of children under the age of 16 should be included on a form completed by an adult accompanying them
if you will be remaining in the State overnight, you need to complete all sections of the form
if you are leaving the State on the same day as you arrive or if you are travelling onward to Northern Ireland, you will not be asked to complete all sections of the form
if any of the information you provide on this form changes in the next 14 days, you must send an email with your complete and updated information to the following email address: email@example.com
you may be contacted during the 14 days following your arrival in the State to verify the information you have given in the form and to provide you with public health information or advice relating to COVID-19
Offences and penalties
The following offences are punishable by a fine not exceeding €2,500 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months, or both:
it is an offence not to complete this form in the manner specified
it is an offence to provide false or misleading information in this form
it is an offence not to provide an update if any of the information in section 3 of the form changes in the next 14 days or period of stay, whichever is the shorter
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 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 contact you to verify the information on this form in the 14 days following your arrival
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.
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
If you are travelling to Ireland from a location that is listed on the COVID-19 Green List,
you are asked to follow normal public health advice while in the State.
Passengers arriving into Ireland from locations not included on the COVID-19 Green List are asked 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 for essential business or work purposes from a location that is not on the green list
You may need to travel here for essential work, if this expertise is not available locally. You are still asked to follow public health advice and restrict your movements when you're not working.
You may need to travel overseas from Ireland for essential work. If you do, you are asked to restrict your movements when you return.
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.
Passengers arriving from locations outside the green list are asked to restrict their movements for 14 days, which means staying indoors and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible.
If you arrive to Ireland from a location that is not on the green list, you are asked avoid using public transport. Please use private transport from the airport or port if you can.
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