Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Health Minister Stephen Donnelly TD today signed a settlement to end COVID-19 international travel requirements.
The current epidemiological situation in Ireland continues to be generally positive. With both high levels of vaccination and information on the Omicron variant becoming increasingly available internationally, changes to the management of COVID-19 in Ireland are possible. COVID-19 restrictions across Europe are evolving, with a number of EU countries already revising traveler requirements.
From 6 March 2022, international travelers to Ireland will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative PCR test on arrival. It will no longer be necessary to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form to travel to Ireland.
This action was taken quickly to remove these travel requirements to reduce barriers for people leaving Ukraine and neighboring countries for Ireland.
While restrictions for people traveling to Ireland have ended, other countries may require proof of vaccination, recovery or testing. An EU digital COVID certificate can continue to be used as proof of COVID-19 vaccination, vaccination booster, recovery from COVID-19 or as proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Before travelling, please review the travel requirements for your destination country at https://reopen.europa.eu/en
The Government continues to closely monitor the epidemiological situation of COVID-19 in Ireland and overseas.