COVID-19 Travel Advisory

Notice updated by 16 June 2021

There is a Government Advisory in operation against all non-essential international travel. This currently includes travelling for an English language course. Travelling with the purpose of English language training is currently not permitted. All English language schools in Ireland are currently closed.

Government Announced Short-term Restrictions:

  • Mandatory quarantine for 14 days applying to all international arrivals.
  • Persons who started their journey in Category 2 Countries and Territories or transited through a Category 2 country or territory must complete the full 14 days of mandatory quarantine, in GOVERNMENT DESIGNATED HOTELS regardless of whether a negative test result has been received. Passengers who are transiting an airport in a Category 2 country/territory and remain airside are also considered to have arrived from that country/territory and are subject to the stricter quarantine measures.

The complete list of 61 countries and territories from 04.00 on Wednesday, 12 May is: 

Andorra, Angola, Argentina,  Bahrain, Bangladesh,  Belgium, Bermuda, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica,  Ecuador, Eswatini, Ethiopia, France, French Guiana, Georgia, Guyana, India, Iran,  Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Malawi, Maldives, Montenegro,Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal,Nigeria,  Oman, Palestine, Pakistan, Paraguay, Panama, Peru, The Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Rwanda, Serbia, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Additional information on Mandatory Hotel Quarantine, including in relation to costs, is available at: www.gov.ie/quarantine . Information is also available in GermanPortuguese and Spanish.

Mandatory Hotel Quarantine

Any passenger who has been in any Category 2 country in the previous 14 days, even if only transiting through one of the countries, and even if remaining airside, is legally required to quarantine at a designated facility (Mandatory Hotel Quarantine). There are very limited exemptions to this requirement.

Passengers required to undertake Mandatory Hotel Quarantine must pre-book a place in the designated facility prior to arrival to Ireland. Passengers will be required to present evidence of this booking to their flight or ferry operator in order to board the airplane or ferry to Ireland.

Bookings are open and can be made at: www.quarantinehotelsireland.ie

Additional information on Mandatory Hotel Quarantine, including in relation to costs, is available at: www.gov.ie/quarantine . Information is also available in GermanPortuguese and Spanish.

Everyone is asked to comply with restrictions within Ireland. These are listed on the Official website of the Irish Government.

Further Travel Information: