Coronavirus advice


If I arrived from Britain to the Republic of Ireland on or after December 8th do I need to self-isolate and do I need to take a Covid test?

Every passenger arriving into Ireland is required to complete a Passenger Locator Form.


If you arrived into Ireland from Great Britain (England, Scotland or Wales) since 8 December:


  • You should self-isolate (stay in your room) for 14 days from the date you arrived into Ireland
  • HSE will contact you, using the information you provided on the passenger locator form, so you can get a COVID-19 test
  • You must complete the full 14 days of self-isolation, even if your test result is negative (i.e. COVID-19 not detected)
  • If you have already had a private COVID-19 test, you still need to complete 14 days of self-isolation, regardless of the result.
  • Do not go for routine, non-urgent healthcare appointments during your 14 days of self-isolation. But do not delay getting medical help in an emergency, if you need it.
  • Do not visit nursing homes or residential care facilities until you have completed your 14 days of self-isolation.
  • If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, phone a GP to book a test for COVID-19 and tell them you have recently been in Great Britain and have developed symptoms of COVID-19. Do this even if your test result is negative (COVID-19 not detected).