*** Effective December 6, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one calendar day of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the United States 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.
- Ireland has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
- To see recent U.S. Embassy Dublin Health alerts, please go here.
- For information on public health measures in place in Ireland, visit their dedicated webpage.
- Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Ireland? Yes
- If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day? Yes
- While the Government of Ireland is not offering tests for the purposes of international travel, commercial testing facilities are available. You can find additional information on commercially available COVID-19 testing locations in Ireland here. Pre-departure testing is also available at Dublin Airport, Shannon Airport and Cork Airport.
- For information on limited humanitarian exemptions to the pre-departure testing requirement, please review the following page: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-testing-required-us-entry.html
- The cost for a COVID-19 test through commercial suppliers typically range from €100 to €200 for RT-PCR tests.
- Test results are sent by email or text message. If your test is positive, you will also receive a call.
- If you do not receive your test results, contact the service provider. You may also call the COVID-19 helpline if you are waiting more than 2 days (48 hours) for your results.
- For more information, please review https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/testing/how-to-get-tested.html
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
- Has the government of Ireland approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
- Are vaccines available in Ireland for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
- Vaccines are available for residents, including resident U.S. citizens.
- Which vaccines are available in Ireland? The AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccines are currently approved for use in Ireland.
- Visit the Irish Health Services Executive (HSE) website for more information on the COVID-19 vaccines in Ireland.
- Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
- The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.
Entry and Exit Requirements
- Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
- Do U.S. Citizen have to show a negative PCR test? No
- Do unvaccinated U.S. Citizen have to show a negative PCR test? No
- For details on travelling to Ireland please visit the Government of Ireland’s Rules for traveling to Ireland
- From 6 March 2022, all COVID-19 travel restrictions are removed. You no longer need to complete a passenger locator form. You also no longer need proof of vaccination or recovery, or a COVID-19 test.
- You should follow public health advice if you develop symptoms of COVID-19 or if you are a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19.
- If you are in Ireland and believe you may have symptoms, please follow the HSE guidelines, https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/covid19/symptoms/overview/ , and/or phone a doctor or dial 112 or 999 locally. Members of the public with travel queries may contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- U.S. travelers considering travel to other EU member states should consult travel advisory information in each EU country they plan to visit to understand specific requirements. As each country oversees its own immigration and public health measures, the U.S. Embassy in Ireland is unable to provide guidance on Irish immigration or public health requirements apart from that available here and at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go.html .
- Prospective visitors to Ireland may also wish to contact the Irish Consulate closest to them for further information: https://www.dfa.ie/embassies/irish-embassies-abroad/
- Is a curfew in place? No
- Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No
- The full details of the restrictions are available here
- Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No
- You can find further information at Travelling to Ireland during COVID-19 (citizensinformation.ie)
- Are commercial flights operating? Yes
- There are no restrictions on flights from the United States to Ireland although the number of available flights are reduced.
- Is public transportation operating? Yes
- The Government of Ireland advises that masks should continue to be worn on public transport.
- U.S. Citizen Services: U.S. Embassy in Dublin provides the full range of passport and citizenship services. For detailed information on U.S. citizen services and to schedule an appointment, please visit the U.S. Citizen Services section of our Embassy website: U.S. Citizen Services – U.S. Embassy in Ireland (ie.usembassy.gov)
- Visa Services: The U.S. Embassy in Dublin has resumed all routine visa services. Due to high demand for interview appointments and resource constraints, however, wait times for nonimmigrant visa appointments and visa processing time for approved applicants are longer than normal. Prospective visa applicants are advised to not finalize non-refundable travel plans until such time as they receive their visa. We are limited in the emergency visa services we can offer, and we cannot approve all requests for expedited appointments. For additional information we encourage you to review our list of frequently asked questions and associated answers available at: U.S. Visa and Travel FAQs for non-U.S. citizens during COVID-19 – U.S. Embassy in Ireland (ie.usembassy.gov) and the additional resources available at the links below.
- Presidential Proclamations
- COVID-19 page on travel.state.gov
- CDC page on COVID-19