What you’ll need to know before travelling to Ireland from Australia during COVID-19

The latest on quarantine status, COVID-19 vaccine and test requirements and local restrictions for Australians travelling to Ireland.

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Known for its historic feel, scenic coastlines and a great pint of beer, Ireland offers travellers from Australia a home away from home. At this point in time, Ireland is closed to Australian visitors.

Keep reading to find out what rules surround Australian tourists visiting Ireland, permit information, COVID-19 testing and vaccine requirements.

Can I travel from Australia to Ireland?

Ireland is currently closed to Australian visitors. Individuals from Australia who are citizens and permanent residents of Ireland are able to return at any point. Australian travellers should keep in mind that flights to and from Ireland might be irregular, which may make returning to Australia difficult.

Ireland now requires individuals who want to visit dining venues to present a health pass which offers evidence of full vaccination, negative PCR test results or proof that you’ve recovered from the virus - venues may include:

  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Museums
  • Cinemas
  • Large public gatherings
Australian visitors should also note that the pass is not required for 12-17-year-olds until late September.

Latest information for Ireland

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When can I travel to Ireland? When will the Ireland borders open?

There is still no word on when Ireland will reopen to tourists from Australia. Aussies who wish to visit Ireland should check back in with this page as it will be updated as soon as more information is available.

COVID-19 statistics in Ireland vs Australia

Are there any exemptions for travelling to Ireland?

Even though the borders are not open, travellers from Australia who are Irish citizens or residents are able to return to Ireland at any time - quarantine and COVID-19 testing requirements still apply.

Can I travel to Ireland if I'm a permanent resident or citizen?

Yes, if you're Australian and a permanent resident or citizen of Ireland, you are allowed to return to your home.

Like any traveller entering the country, those coming from Australia will be subject to the latest quarantine and COVID test rules.

What are the entry requirements for Ireland coming from Australia?

Do I need a permit to enter Ireland?

Australian travellers need to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form before entering Ireland. Through the form, Aussie travellers may be contacted in regards to their health and it'll also assist in possible contact tracing.

Do I need proof I've had a vaccine to travel?

Currently, travellers from Australia don’t need proof of vaccination to enter Ireland.

Do I need proof I've had a negative test before departing for Ireland?

Yes, all Australian travellers entering Ireland need to show proof of a negative/not detected result from a COVID-19 RT-PCR test - this must be taken within 72 hours of arriving in Ireland.

Aussies will be asked to provide proof of the negative before boarding their flight or ferry and to immigration officers upon arrival to Ireland. Children from Australia who are under the age of six are exempt from these conditions.

Frequently asked questions about travelling from Australia to Ireland:

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