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Subject to the prevailing public health situation, Ireland will operate the EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) for travel originating within the EU/EEA.
There are 4 types of Digital COVID Certificate:
Certificate based on vaccination
You can get this certificate if you are considered fully vaccinated, it will be sent to you via email or post.
Certificate based on recovery
A certificate of recovery will be available from 11 days after a positive test, and will be valid for no more than 180 days.
Certificate based on negative RT-PCR test
You can obtain a RT-PCR test privately and a Digital COVID Certificate will be provided by the private RT-PCR testing service. The RT-PCR test must be taken no more than 72 hours before arrival.
Certificate based on negative antigen test
You can obtain an antigen test privately in Ireland and a DCC will be provided by the private testing service.
The certificate will contain a QR code with a digital signature for verification. When your certificate is checked, the QR code is scanned, and the signature verified.
PASSENGERS ARRIVING INTO IRELAND FROM EU/EEA
Passengers arriving into Ireland with a DCC will not have to undergo quarantine.
However, passengers with a DCC based on a non-PCR test (for example, antigen), or those arriving without a DCC, will require proof of a negative RT-PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival.
Children aged 12 and over who have not been vaccinated will be required to have a negative RT-PCR test to travel into the country.
A passenger who has been in a non-EU/EEA country in the 14 days prior to arrival into Ireland will be subject to the rules applying to that country (see below).
All passengers will be advised to observe public health restrictions and to present for post-arrival testing if they develop symptoms of COVID-19.
PASSENGERS ARRIVING INTO IRELAND FROM OUTSIDE EU/EEA
Ireland will also broadly align itself to the EU approach to non-essential travel into the EU from third countries.
To protect its citizens against importation of variants, an ‘emergency brake’ mechanism will be coordinated at EU level to react swiftly to the emergence of a variant of concern or variant of interest.
Government advice will be to avoid travel to a country where the emergency brake has been applied.
Find out more on the DCC >
For more information on our holidays please have a read of our TUI Holiday Promise. Or, if you're looking for more information on our cruises, read our Marella Cruises Promise.
The Department of Foreign Affairs has up-to-date advice for Irish citizens on staying safe and healthy abroad.
For more on security, local laws, health, passport and visa information see www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice and follow @dfatravelwise
Northern Ireland citizens should refer to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
For further information on the various measures in place, including on entry and testing requirements for travellers within the EU please visit Re-open EU website.