COVID-19 Testing

*** Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions. 

 You can find a PDF list of commercially available COVID-19 testing locations in Ireland here. 

 U.S. Embassy Dublin assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the persons or companies listed in the commercially available COVID-19 testing list.  Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department of State or the U.S. Embassy.  Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance.  The Embassy is not in a position to vouch for these providers.  You may seek additional information about the service providers on the list by contacting them directly. 

The U.S. Government assumes no responsibility for payment of medical expenses for private individuals. Additionally, the U.S. Medicare Program does not provide coverage for hospital or medical costs outside of the United States. 

Waivers to the testing requirement may be granted by the CDC on an extremely limited basis when extraordinary emergency travel (like an emergency medical evacuation) must occur to preserve someone’s health and safety, and testing cannot be completed before travel.  There are no waivers available for individuals who test positive for COVID-19.  Individuals departing from Ireland – or air carriers seeking to allow boarding by potentially qualifying individuals in Ireland – who believe they meet the criteria for a waiver should contact the U.S. Embassy at DublinNIE@state.gov, and provide the information below.  Please make the subject of your email COVID-19 Testing Waiver Request: Surname, First Name.  The U.S. Embassy will then submit the request to the CDC for consideration. 

  The following information must be provided for each passenger:  

  1. Family name/Surname, given name, middle name
  2. Date of birth
  3. Passport number and country
  4. Cell phone number including country code of passenger or head of household if family unit.
  5. Email address of passenger or head of household if family unit
  6. U.S. destination address
  7. Is U.S. destination home address?  (Yes or No)
  8. Departure date
  9. Complete Flight Itinerary, including airline carrier(s), flight number(s), departure/arrival times, and origin/destination airports
  10. Name of submitting entity if different from passenger
  11. Name of company submitting on behalf of passenger(s) (if applicable)
  12. Name of point of contact submitting on behalf of passenger(s) (if applicable)
  13. Phone and email address for point of contact submitting waiver request on behalf of passenger(s) (if applicable)
  14. Purpose of travel to the U.S. (provide brief explanation of why urgent travel is needed and how travel will contribute to health and safety of passengers(s))
  15. Justification for testing waiver (e.g. no testing available, impact on health and safety)
  16. Documentation to support justification for test waiver, if available (e.g. medical records or orders for medical evacuation).