Do I need to provide a Public Health Locator form when travelling by ferry to the Republic of Ireland?
Travelling to the Republic of Ireland : All passengers (unless exempt) will require evidence of a completed COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form, and where applicable evidence of a Mandatory Hotel Quarantine booking to board.
Passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas, including Irish citizens, are legally required by the Irish authorities to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. It is a penal offence not to complete the form in the manner specified and this form is only be available online to complete in electronic format. All passengers will be required to present evidence of a completed COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form as a pre-boarding requirement when travelling to Ireland. It is an offence to provide false or misleading information on the form. The Online Passenger Locator Form can be accessed here, and takes just a couple of minutes to complete on a computer, mobile phone or other device. Following completion of the form you will be issued with an email receipt. Please note: in the mandatory field titled 'Flight or Ferry number', please enter 'N/A'.
Further information in relation to the passenger locator form is available here www.gov.ie/locatorform.
Passengers will be able to fill out the form during the 48 hours prior to their arrival in the country.
You are obliged by law to present your email receipt or a completed printed version of the form to an officer at your point of entry to the State.
During the 14 days following your arrival the information on the form may be used:
- to provide you with public health information;
- to contact you to verify that the information on the form is correct; and
- for the purpose of contact tracing in relation to confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19.
Every passenger aged 16 or over is legally required to complete the online COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. This includes Irish residents and passengers arriving from locations on the 'Green list'. Details of children under the age of 16 should be included on a form completed by an adult accompanying them.