Open with restrictions

Ireland Travel Restrictions

76.00% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 75.96% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Ireland.
Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Ireland without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Ireland for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Ireland entry details and exceptions

All travelers aged 16 and above who are going to Ireland are required to complete the COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form before arrival to the country. Details of children under the age of 16 should be included on a form completed by an adult accompanying them. The e-receipt must be saved for 14 days after arrival and produced upon request to a Member of An Garda Síochána.

Diplomats and supply chain services like haulers, pilots and maritime staff are exempted from completing the said form.

More details on Ireland entry can be found here.


Outgoing travel to IrelandTravelling from New Zealand to Ireland

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Ireland.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

All travelers, except those who can show certificate of complete vaccination and proof of COVID-19 recovery in the past 180 days are required to show a negative PCR test result taken 72 hours prior to arrival in Ireland.

The testing requirement is also applicable to children between the ages of 12 and 17 unless they have valid proof of vaccination or recovery.

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Ireland.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Unvaccinated travelers from outside EU/EFTA must self-quarantine for 14 days.

If travelers receive a negative result of RT-PCR test taken from day 5 onwards after arrival into Ireland, they will be able to leave quarantine.

There is no quarantine requirement for unvaccinated travelers from EU/EFTA.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Ireland

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Ireland must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Ireland will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Ireland

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Ireland without restrictions. Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Ireland.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Ireland without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Ireland.

  • Fully vaccinated travelers coming from New Zealand are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result. Unvaccinated travellers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure.

  • Fully vaccinated travellers from New Zealand are not required to quarantine. Unvaccinated travellers from New Zealand are required to isolate for 14 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Mask usage in Ireland is required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Ireland are open with restrictions. Bars in Ireland are open with restrictions.