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Information on this page provides guidelines for travel to Ireland and back to the U.S. Travel policies are subject to change. We will update the page periodically based on the available guidance. (If you would like to suggest additional travel information on rules for re-entry to other countries, please email the webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org with the information and resources.)
- To travel to Ireland from the U.S., you need a passport; vaccinations are recommended.
- The U.S. ranks Ireland at level 3 for international travel. Refer to COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination | CDC.
- To return to the U.S., you must have an official vaccination card with name, date of birth, vaccination date(s), and vaccination product.
- You do not need to have had a COVID test within one day of traveling as of June 10th.
- See additional information below for testing sites at the airport and in Limerick.
Available guidelines and information about travel from the US.
Link to New CDC countries list by LEVELS 3,2,1 https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/noticescovid19
COVID-19 in Ireland
Level 3: High Level of COVID-19 in Ireland
Key Information for Travelers to Ireland
- Make sure you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines before traveling to Ireland.
- If you are not up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines, avoid travel to Ireland.
- Even if you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines, you may still be at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19.
- Anyone 2 years or older should properly wear a well-fitting mask in indoor public spaces.
- If you have a weakened immune system or are at increased risk for severe disease, even if you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines, talk with your clinician about your risk, and consider delaying travel to Ireland.
- Follow all requirements and recommendations in Ireland.
Level 4: Special Circumstances
Level 3: High
Level 2: Moderate
Level 1: Low
Make sure to plan ahead
- Make sure you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines before you travel.
- Follow all airline requirements of transportation operators as well as any requirements at your destinationExternal Link, including mask wearing, proof of vaccination, testing, or quarantine.
- Consider getting tested for current infection with a viral test as close to the time of departure as possible (no more than 3 days) before travel.
- Requirements for travelers in other countries may differ from U.S. requirements. If you do not follow your destination’s requirements, you may be denied entry and required to return to the United States.
- During your visit wear a well-fitting mask in indoor public spaces. You may choose to wear a well-fitting mask outdoors when in sustained close contact with other people, particularly if you or someone you live with has a weakened immune system or is at increased risk for severe illness.
Do NOT Travel if…
- You have COVID-19 symptoms, even if you recovered from COVID-19 within the past 90 days or are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines.
- You tested positive for COVID-19.
- Do not travel until a full 10 days after your symptoms started or the date your positive test was taken if you had no symptoms.
- You are waiting for results of a COVID-19 test.
- You had close contact with a person with COVID-19 and are recommended to quarantine.
- Do not travel until a full 5 days after your last close contact with the person with COVID-19. It is best to avoid travel for a full 10 days after your last exposure.
- If you must travel during days 6 through 10 after your last exposure:
- Get tested at least 5 days after your last close contact. Make sure your test result is negative and you remain without symptoms before traveling. If you don’t get tested, avoid travel until a full 10 days after your last close contact with a person with COVID-19.
- Properly wear a well-fitting mask when you are around others for the entire duration of travel during days 6 through 10. If you are unable to wear a mask, you should not travel during the days 6 through 10.
If you had close contact with a person with COVID-19 but are NOT recommended to quarantine…
- Get tested at least 5 days after your last close contact. Make sure your test result is negative and you remain without symptoms before traveling.
- If you had confirmed COVID-19 within the past 90 days, you do NOT need to get tested, but you should still follow all other recommendations (including getting tested if you develop COVID-19 symptoms).
- If you travel during the 10 days after your last exposure, properly wear a well-fitting mask when you are around others for the entire duration of travel during the 10 days. If you are unable to wear a mask, you should not travel during the 10 days.
Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is required in indoor areas of public transportation (including on airplanes) traveling into, within, or out of the United States and indoors in U.S. transportation hubs (including airports).
Before boarding a flight to the United States, you are required to show the following:
Travelers arriving in the US are no longer required to have a negative COVID-19 test (as of June 10th) taken within 1 day before travel. Learn more about these requirements.
Vaccination – Non-U.S. Citizen, Non-U.S. Immigrant
If you are a non-U.S. citizen who is a nonimmigrant (not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or traveling to the United States on an immigrant visa), you will need to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before you travel by air to the United States from a foreign country. Learn more about this requirement.
Providing Contact Information
All air passengers to the United States are also required to provide contact information to airlines before boarding flights to the United States.
After Arrival in the United States
- Get tested for current infection with a COVID-19 viral test 3–5 days after arrival.
- Find a U.S. COVID-19 testing location near you.
- Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.
- Follow all state, tribal, local and territorial recommendations or requirements after arrival.
- If you are not up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines, stay home and self-quarantine for a full 5 days after arrival.
- Non-U.S. citizens who are non-U.S. immigrants and meet an exception to the requirement for proof of COVID-19 vaccination, may be required to take additional steps after arrival.
If You Recently Recovered from COVID-19
If you had COVID-19 in the past 90 days and recovered, you do not need to be tested unless you develop new symptoms. You also do not need to self-quarantine after arrival.
More Information & Links
- How CDC Determines the Level of a Destination’s COVID-19 Travel Health Notice
- Cruise Travel
- US Department of State: Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)External Link
- Frequently Asked Questions about Travel and COVID-19
- COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination
- Health Information for International Destinations
- Domestic Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Antigen tests for travel with an official report can be done at a number of pharmacies or at the Airport. Here are the details of both:
You can book an antigen test at any of the following pharmacies near the University of Limerick. . If you get a negative result, you will be issued with an EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) valid for travel outside of Ireland.
|Ann Gray’s totalhealth Pharmacy||Castletroy, Co. Limerick||061 332 210|
|Express PPE||59 Eastlink Business Park, Ballysimon Road, Limerick||061 306060|
|LloydsPharmacy||Parkway S.C., Limerick, V94 CV06||061 412051|
|Randox Travel Centre – Limerick||Southern Ring Road, Roxboro Road, Limerick, V94 EDP4|
Will House, Shannon Business Park, Co. Clare, V14 EC63
Fit to Fly test center is located on the Airport site in the building directly opposite the main terminal. From the Shannon testing center, it is a short 300m walk to the Shannon Industrial Estate (GE Money) bus stop where route 343 operates direct to Shannon Airport with a travel time of 10 minutes.