COVID-19 Reopening Matrix
• Fully vaccinated travelers are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements. Accompanying minor children are quarantine exempt.
• Travelers are considered fully vaccinated if seeking entry 14 days after single dose of Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine, 14 days after second dose of Moderna vaccine, 15 days after second dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, or 7 days after second dose of Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine. Vaccination certificates should meet requirements.
• Vaccinated travelers from non-European Economic Area (EEA) ‘emergency brake’ countries remain required to carry a negative COVID-19 test and complete enforced residential quarantine.
• Recovered travelers, carrying a positive COVID-19 PCR test taken 11-180 days before arrival, are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements. Accompanying minor children are quarantine exempt.
• Quarantine and COVID-19 Testing: Applicable rules are determined based on the most affected country of stay in the 14 days preceding entry. E.g., a traveler who stayed in an 'emergency brake' location in the 14 days preceding entry falls under rules applicable to 'emergency brake' countries.
• Negative COVID-19 PCR test (antigen test not accepted) taken no more than 72 hours before arrival, for travelers from non-EEA countries or Switzerland (including those who stayed in such countries in the 14 days preceding entry) without proof of vaccination or recovery and for children between 12 and 17 without proof of vaccination or recovery.
• 14-day residential quarantine, except for:
- Fully vaccinated and recovered travelers (as detailed above).
- Travelers from EEA countries or Switzerland (remaining inside these countries in the 14 days before entry) carrying a negative COVID-19 PCR test (antigen test not accepted) taken no more than 72 hours before arrival.
- Minor children accompanying exempt adults.
- Other exemptions, based on occupation or purpose of travel.
• Relevant notes on quarantine include:
- Travelers must quarantine at the address listed on their Public Health Passenger Locator Form.
- Travelers can reduce the quarantine duration by scheduling a COVID-19 test, at least 5 days after arrival, and can cease quarantine if testing negative.
- Where a traveler is required to self-quarantine, all children in their travel party must also self-quarantine.
• All visa applications can be filed, both for short stay and for long stay, and are being processed.
• The Dublin Area Registration Office (Burgh Quay) is open. Appointments can be booked online.
• Registration Offices outside Dublin may vary in their operation during COVID-19 restrictions.
• Foreign nationals should contact their registration office in advance of attending appointments to confirm opening arrangements. Appointments are required.
• The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment (DETE) continue to issue Employment Permits.
• Most types of immigration applications continue to be accepted and processed, although processing delays might occur.
• TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS: Travel is permitted from non-European Economic Area (EEA) countries subject to the European Union's 'emergency brake' mechanism.
• The Short Stay Visa Waiver Programme, allowing certain nationals holding a valid UK visa to travel to Ireland without additionally requiring an Irish visa, is temporarily suspended. This program was available to nationals of Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, India, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Mainland China, Montenegro, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
• Property viewings are by appointment only and are very limited with social distancing in place.
• Video viewings are being offered when available.
• Lease signing is completed via DocuSign when available.
• Virtual assistance is being used for check-in inspections.
• Rental rates nationally have decreased; however, Dublin is seeing rates for one and two-bedroom apartments decrease dramatically; this is believed to be due to the landlords removing their properties from short-term rental platforms like Airbnb and placing them for rent long term.
• Teams are completing enhanced cleaning and sanitizing at checkout before new guests check-in.
• New reservations and cancellations are being handled on a case-by-case basis.
• Corporate housing remains a viable option for locations where assignees are unable to move into their long-term housing, as well as where hotels have, or will be, closed.
• Schools and childcare facilities will start to reopen from the 1 March and will be on a phased basis through to Easter.
• Childcare facilities for the children of essential workers are open.
• Social distancing and class bubbles will continue in all childcare and schools when they return.
• Further education facilities will continue with online learning where possible.
• An improved application TOUS anti COVID is available to allow for contact tracing when a case is detected; it also allows to identify closest labs for COVID testing; three permanent and mobile laboratories are set up to conduct free COVID-19 tests around the capital. The health pass will be available on the app after vaccination or by paper form at the time of vaccination.
• Transport for Ireland (TFI) is operating at 25% capacity for those traveling for specific purposes: Buying food/medicines, for careers and essential workers, medical appointments. Face coverings must be worn.
• Taxis are continuing to work with a reduced number of drivers; face coverings must be worn during the journey.
Household GoodsSurvey (Video/In-person)
Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
• Yes, Normal Service.
• Air: Limited services/departures prorates due to congestion and transit time are subject to change based on route and pricing by airlines; rates still expensive.
• Sea: Normal services back/booking confirmation take min 48 hours, booking of slot for sailing requires confirmation and are subject to change based on route planning by shipping lines; some delays at port which occur some additional cost at origin.
• Limited services due to current restrictions in other countries; export/import possible in Ireland; longer transit times.
Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?
• No, customer must sign waiver if nominating a representative.