From Monday 9 November, Ireland is implementing the new EU ‘traffic lights’ approach to travel, which applies to countries in the EU / EEA.
Our current advice for travel to these countries is ‘exercise a high degree of caution’. Our general advice for any other overseas travel remains ‘avoid non-essential travel’ or in some cases, ‘do not travel’.
The Department of Foreign Affairs TravelWise app has been suspended to enable the implementation of the EU system.
We apologise for this inconvenience. You can find the latest and most up-to-date information here.
On 13 October, Member States adopted the EU Recommendation on a coordinated approach to travel restrictions in the context of COVID-19.
This ‘traffic lights’ approach provides for regions across the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) to be categorised as green, orange, red or grey, on the basis of the risk levels associated with COVID-19.
A combined indicator map will be published each week by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), based on agreed criteria, including the 14-day cumulative incidence rate, testing rate and testing positivity rates.
In line with the EU Recommendation, there will be no entry restrictions on passengers travelling from green regions. Each Member State will decide what entry restrictions it will apply to passengers travelling from red, orange and grey regions. Requirements for entry to Ireland from these regions will be made available on gov.ie and hse.ie.
This notice relates to the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 virus in mink in Denmark and identification of the transmission of the virus occurring from humans to mink and vice-versa.
Until further notice, passengers arriving into Ireland from Denmark are requested to self-isolate for 14 days after their arrival, including those travelling for an essential purpose as defined by Council Recommendation 2020/1475.