Coronavirus advice


If I travel into Dublin or Rosslare do I have to self-quarantine?


Passenger Notice from the Government of Ireland


Ireland is part of the European Union's traffic light system whereby countries and regions are categorised as red, orange or green depending on the Covid-19 risk levels. People arriving to Ireland from overseas are required to restrict their movements on arrival for 14 days unless they have arrived from a location with a 'normal precautions' ("green") security status rating. People arriving into Ireland from a country from a 'green' country should still adhere to the generally applicable public health measures.


The advice to restrict movement does not apply in the following instances:

• Travellers with an essential function or need while exercising this essential function for example, a pilot, seafarer or a haulier.

• An arrival from an EU 'orange' region subject to the person having a negative/not-detected result from a Covid-19 PCR test taken no more than three days before the day of departure.

• From midnight 29th November, arrivals from an EU 'red' region will not be expected to restrict movements following receipt of a negative/not-detected result from a Covid-19 PCR test taken a minimum of five days after arrival in Ireland. This provision will also be available to arrivals from orange regions who may not have availed of a pre-departure test.



The approach to third countries, notably the US, will be kept under review – for the present, arrivals from third countries will be treated on the same basis as arrivals from 'red' regions, including exemptions from advice to restrict movements for the purpose of performing an essential function.


The proposed measures for arrivals from orange, red and grey regions, once implemented, will be reviewed fortnightly.


It remains a requirement for intending arrivals to Ireland to adhere to the guidance set out in the Air and Maritime Travel Protocols, available on the Department of Transport website, specifically in relation to the enhanced self-declaration of COVID-19 status required pre-boarding, i.e. that:
1. They are not symptomatic for Covid-19 and have not tested positive in the last 14 days;
2. They are not a close contact of a confirmed case of Covid-19, and
3. They have not been advised by doctors to restrict their movement.

It remains a mandatory requirement for arrivals to Ireland (excluding essential transport workers) to correctly complete a Passenger Locator Form.

All arrivals are expected to follow the prevailing public health advice in Ireland upon arrival. The information and guidance concerning public health measures and international travel are available on Currently, public health advice is that there should be no non-essential international travel.


Inbound travellers from Denmark must self-isolate for 14 days even if they are  travelling for an essential function.


Guidance on how to restrict your movements is available from the Irish health service.