COVID-19 entry restrictions for Ireland

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Ireland’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.

Travelling from and returning to the UK

Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.

P&O Ferries announced on 17 March that there will be significant disruption to their services, including the Liverpool to Dublin route. If you were due to travel with P&O Ferries you should check PO Ferries Updates for further details.

If you’re planning travel to Ireland, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.

For information about COVID-19 vaccines, see the Coronavirus page.

Around 3 million British nationals visit Ireland each year. Most visits are trouble free.

Terrorist attacks in Ireland can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

If you’re living in or moving to Ireland, visit our Living in Ireland guide in addition to this travel advice.

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.