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 your return flight will leave before the 14 day restricted movement ends
Public health advice for people arriving into the State from overseas is to restrict your movements for 14 days.
You do not need to remain in the country for 14 days. But 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
For more advice on how to restrict your movements visit the HSE website.
What to do if you are leaving Ireland
Government advice is to avoid all non-essential travel overseas. Follow up-to-date travel information from the Department of Foreign Affairs
for travel advice on countries and regions affected by COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
The department is advising against all non-essential travel overseas. This includes Great Britain but does not apply to Northern Ireland. It also includes all travel by cruise ship. This decision was taken on the advice of the National Public Health Emergency Team to combat COVID-19.
Irish citizens who are abroad, or who intend to travel abroad in the near future and have concerns about COVID-19 (Coronavirus), can ring the Department of Foreign Affairs' dedicated phone line: +353 1 6131733.