If you’re fully vaccinated you will no longer need to take a COVID-19 test either
before or after you arrive in the UK. You still need to complete a passenger
If you are not fully vaccinated you will need to take a pre-departure test. After you
arrive, you will need to take a PCR test on or before day 2, but you will only need to
quarantine if it’s positive. You still need to complete a passenger locator form.
Travelling to Ireland
If you are travelling to Ireland from overseas you must fill out a Passenger
(PLF) before departure.
Passengers are permitted to enter Ireland with:
- An accepted proof of vaccination, or
- Proof of recovery from COVID-19 in the prior 6 months
Do not have to show an additional pre-departure COVID-19 test result.
Since 1 February 2022:
- Vaccine certificates for primary vaccination series are not accepted for travel if
than 270 days have passed since the final dose in the primary vaccine series
- Vaccine certificates based on booster/additional doses are not time limited
A standard acceptance period of 14 days after the final dose in a primary vaccine
series of a vaccine are required for all vaccines accepted for travel to Ireland.
Passengers without proof of vaccination, or proof of recovery from COVID-19 in the
prior 6 months, must show evidence of a negative ('not detected') PCR test result taken
within 72 hours prior to arriving in Ireland.
Only PCR test results are accepted for passengers to Ireland
In situations where a person is unable to present evidence of a negative ('not
detected') PCR test prior to travel due to continuing to test persistently positive
after infection - a positive PCR result from a test taken 11 or more days prior to the
date on which the person arrives in the State and no more than 180 days prior to the
date on which the person arrives, will be accepted.
It is an offense to travel to Ireland from overseas without a pre-departure test result
unless exempt. A passenger who travels without a test result or an exemption is
required to take a PCR test within 36 hours following arrival.
Any individual that develops COVID-19 symptoms while in Ireland should follow the HSE
guidance in relation to isolation and undertaking antigen or PCR testing as