Date Updated

04/14/2021



  • • A Public Health Passenger Locator Form must be completed via the site below (1) before travel; for travelers under 16, details are included on an accompanying adult’s form; criminal penalties for non-compliance apply

    • Negative COVID-19 PCR test, from a test completed no more than 72 hours before entry, confirmed via a medical certificate; limited exceptions can be seen below (2); certificates must be presented to immigration officers on entry and criminal penalties for non-compliance apply A COVID-19 PCR test is the only acceptable test type
    - Travelers aged 6 and under are exempt from the pre-travel test requirement but are expected to comply with quarantine requirements

    • COVID-19 PCR test immediately on arrival for travelers from 'high risk' countries as listed on the site below (3)

    • 14-day enforced quarantine in a government facility (‘hotel quarantine’) for travelers from 'high risk' countries as listed on the site below (4) (even if carrying a negative COVID-19 PCR test), and for arrivals from Red, Orange, Grey and non-EEA regions (under the Re-Open EU Traffic Light System) not carrying a negative COVID-19 PCR test
    - This includes travelers who have visited or transited through a ‘high risk’ country in the 14 days before entry
    - Travelers are required to book their place in a quarantine hotel prior to travel below (5); a full government overview of the quarantine process has been provided below (6)
    - A list of exemptions can be found below (7)
    - Travelers in ‘hotel quarantine’ complete a COVID-19 PCR test on day 10 of quarantine and can cease quarantine if testing negative; those testing positive continue to quarantine until recovered

    • Important: Hotel quarantine bookings are suspended for stays beginning between 14 April and 18 April; travelers subject to hotel quarantine can book quarantine stays beginning 19 April 2021

    • 14-day enforced residential quarantine for travelers from non-high risk countries, carrying a negative COVID-19 PCR test; these travelers quarantine at the address listed on their Public Health Passenger Locator Form

    • Effective 15 April, further countries will be added to the list of ‘high risk’ countries; details are published below (8) (1) https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/ab900-covid-19-passenger-locator-form/ (2) https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/b4020-travelling-to-ireland-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/#exemptions-travellers-who-do-not-need-to-provide-evidence-of-a-pre-departure-test (3) https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/b4020-travelling-to-ireland-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/ (4) https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/b4020-travelling-to-ireland-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/ (5) https://www.quarantinehotelsireland.ie/ (6) https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/a6975-mandatory-hotel-quarantine/ (7) https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/a6975-mandatory-hotel-quarantine/#exemptions (8) https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/b4020-travelling-to-ireland-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/#designated-states-mandatory-hotel-quarantine


  • • The Dublin Area Registration Office is closed due to increased COVID-19 restrictions; those with existing appointments will be contacted directly by the Department of Justice; a re-opening date has not been announced; see details of blanket extensions of immigration permissions below

    • Registration Offices outside Dublin may vary in their operation during Level 5 COVID-19 restrictions; foreign nationals should contact their registration office in advance of attending appointments to confirm opening arrangements; appointments are required; see full details of Registration Offices outside Dublin below

    • Entry visa processing is suspended until at least 5 May 2021; this affects visa required nationals only; the initial application can be filled out online, but no processing will be completed by the relevant consular post or visa application center until further notice, with some exceptions, including:
    - Workers or self-employed persons exercising critical occupations, including healthcare workers, frontier and posted workers as well as seasonal workers
    - Transport workers or transport service providers, including drivers of freight vehicles carrying goods for use in the territory as well as those merely transiting
    - Patients traveling for imperative medical reasons
    - Pupils, students and trainees who travel abroad on a daily basis and third-country nationals traveling for the purpose of third level study
    - Persons traveling for imperative family or business reasons
    - Passengers in transit

    • The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment (DETE) continue to issue Employment Permits, but will check with visa nationals’ employers whether the employment is considered essential before issuing the Employment Permit; applications for non-essential work may be placed on hold or withdrawn by applicants; applications for non-visa nationals are not affected

    • Most types of immigration applications continue to be accepted and processed, although processing delays might occur Travel Restrictions

    • The Irish government advises restricting travel to essential travel purposes; travelers are recommended to carry proof of an essential travel purpose to prevent entry difficulties

    • Until at least 5 May 2021:
    - Suspension of visa-free travel for nationals of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Guyana, Paraguay, South Africa and Uruguay
    - Nationals of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Suriname and Uruguay must present a valid Irish transit visa when arriving in Ireland when transiting to another country

    • 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. https://www.garda.ie/en/about-us/our-departments/office-of-corporate-communications/news-media/reopening-of-registration-offices.html


  • • 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


  • • Up to 6 people can meet indoors or outdoors, keeping a distance of 2 meters

    • Groups of up to 15 can meet outdoors for organized sporting, cultural or social activities

    • Shops and marts can open if it is safe to do so; Shops will provide dedicated hours for people who are over 70 or medically vulnerable; Shopping centers are allowed to reopen from 15 June with additional safety provisions

    • Employers should follow the Return to Work Safely Protocol for returning workers

    • You should only use public transport if you have to and you should wear a face covering

    • Visits to nursing homes and other residential care facilities can take place from 15 June

    • Supervised playgrounds and other outdoor amenities will reopen

    • Outdoor summer camps for children will be allowed to operate

    • Public libraries can open


  • • Transport for Ireland (TFI) will operate at 25% capacity for the 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 Goods

    Survey (Video/In-person)
    • Video

    Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
    • Yes, Normal Service

    Freight Availability/Cost
    • Air: Limited services/departures prorates due to congestion and
    transit time are subject to change based on route and pricing by
    airlines; still expensive rates
    • 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

    Road Availability
    • Limited services due to current restrictions in
    other countries; export/import possible in
    Ireland; longer transit time

    Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?
    • No, customer must sign waiver if nominating a representative

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Entry Restrictions

Partially Restricted

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