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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For Ireland
Data Last Updated: September 22, 2020

General Information

Partially Open

Open to travelers. Mandatory 14-day quarantine except for those entering from Northern Ireland and the green list of countries

The green list of countries allowed to enter without quarantine. This list is reviewed on a fortnightly basis, based on advice from officials including public health experts.

Beginning Aug. 8, travel to the counties of Kildare, Laois, and Offaly is suspended for non-residents except for work, medical appointments, and family emergencies.

HSE Ireland - Coronavirus

Mask Requirement

Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.

Internal Restrictions/Closures

Authorities in Ireland have tightened coronavirus disease (COVID-19)-related restrictions in the city of Dublin and the surrounding county due to an increase in infection rates. The following restrictions will remain in place through at least Oct. 9:


Persons residing in Dublin must remain in their county, unless traveling for work, education or other essential purposes. Persons residing outside of Dublin are not permitted travel to Dublin unless traveling for work, education and other essential purposes.

Visits to private homes are limited to six people from two different households.

Social family gatherings are suspended; weddings and funerals may take place but are capped at 25 attendees.

Organized indoor gatherings are suspended while outdoor gatherings are limited to 25 people.

Public transport capacity is limited to 50 percent; residents are advised to use public transport only for essential purposes.

Working from home is required whenever possible.

Restaurants and cafes, as well as pubs and bars that serve food are allowed to remain open for take-away and delivery, as well as for outdoor dining for up to 15 people.

Airlines & Transport

There are no restrictions on flights from the United States to Ireland although the number of available flights is significantly diminished.  

Aer Lingus, American Airlines, and United Airlines are flying to the United States from Ireland, with limited service from Dublin to Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Newark, and New York.   

Status of Opening to Tourists

Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days

Select Country of Residence
Open to Tourists From:

7 Countries

Cyprus

Finland

Germany

Iceland

Latvia

Lithuania

Poland

Not Allowing Tourists From:

7 Countries

Estonia

Greece

Greenland

Hungary

Italy

Norway

Slovakia

Strict Quarantine For Tourists From:

228 Countries

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More Details

Last Updated: September 18, 2020

If you're up to explore a majestic history, vibrant culture, and natural beauty, then by all means there's Ireland. And a holiday to this splendid Celtic island is only just a flight away because it's now open for all travelers. The 'Esmeralde Isle' is sure to allure you with its tragic yet fascinating history and its rugged, romantic landscapes.

Ireland has first reopened for tourism on July 21, 2020 by first allowing "Green Nations" to enter the country without quarantine, all visitors from any other country will need to quarantine for 14 days.

Who Can Enter Ireland?

Good news! Ireland is now open to welcome ALL travelers, however most countries require a 14 day quarantine period.

Is There A Mandatory 14-Day Quarantine?

Yes. Countries like the United States, Canada, even the UK, and all the countries that are not in the list requires quarantine.

Ireland has made a 'Green Country' list that is set to be reviewed every 2 weeks and here are the nations included in the list:

Updated as of August 6

  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Norway
  • Slovak Republic

With this, all passengers that are arriving from these 15 nations (provided that they have been in that country for at least the last 14 days) will not have to quarantine on arrival. There's no mandatory testing for these visitors as well.

September 18 update: From Sept. 21, only travelers from Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland will be allowed entry into the country without having to self-isolate upon arrival.  All other travelers, including Irish citizens returning from other locations, must self-quarantine for 14 days upon the arrival. 

Other Entry Requirements of Ireland

All passengers, nationals or foreign, need to fill out the passenger locator form before arriving in Ireland because failure to do so will result in a €2,500 fee.

Health Protocols For Visiting Ireland

These are some of the requirements that the ministry of health has made for people visiting the country. And this is for the safety of everyone:

  • Washing of hands regularly and thoroughly. Especially after being outside or in and out of other people's homes or businesses.
  • Maintaining social distancing.
  • Wearing of face mask on public transport and in public indoor spaces is the law.
  • Downloading the COVID Tracker App is suggested by the government to help stop possible outbreaks.

What's Open in Ireland?

If you're planning to explore this country then you'd be delighted because there are plenty of places that started opening. This is because Ireland is currently in Phase 3 of their reopening plan and this is what you will find open:

  • Hotels, hostels, caravan parks, and holiday parks.
  • Pubs and hotel bars operating as restaurants.
  • Cafés and restaurants providing food and beverages.
  • Museums and art galleries
  • Gyms, yoga, and fitness centers
  • Cinemas, arcades, and theatres
  • Public transportation
  • Hairdressers, barbers, beauty salon, aesthetic clinics
  • Shopping malls, boutiques, and stores
  • Religious buildings and places of worships

In addition to Ireland's reopening, the Irish community gave us the privilege to cruise on the River Shannon once again. And what better way to go back in time and learn about Ireland's rich history than exploring ancient Irish castles. With many ways to explore this country, no sightseeing expedition is complete if it's not to see the Cliffs of Moher.

We hope you have a fun trip to Ireland and above all, a safe trip!


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Information for Non-Tourists

All travelers, including Irish citizens entering Ireland, will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days except for those who came from the "green list" of countries.

Before entering Ireland, visitors are required to fill a Public Health Passenger Locator Form, and not doing so may result in up to €2,500 fine.

Freight transport workers, maritime employees, and pilots are exempt from these measures. Authorities continue to advise against nonessential travel abroad for Irish citizens.

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