Planning a trip to Ireland from abroad? Maybe you are looking to book a well-earned holiday or perhaps you have an upcoming business trip from overseas? As we know, over the past 18 months or so, a lot has changed concerning international travel and it can be a minefield trying to work out the regulations of the country you are travelling to.

overseas travel to Ireland

Thankfully, we have put together a useful guide for your trip to Ireland.

Here, we set out a useful overview of the current rules and regulations, depending on your country of origin, as well as some other useful information and resources*:

Can I travel from the US to Ireland?

According to the Department of Foreign Affairs, US passengers may travel to Ireland subject to a few conditions, including a PCR test if passengers are unvaccinated as well as a requirement to quarantine for 14 days.  Passengers who are vaccinated will not require a PCR test or be subject to quarantine. We also advise travellers to check with their airline and accommodation on current government restrictions before travelling to avoid unnecessary delays or disappointment. Many airlines are running at a reduced capacity for example.

Can I travel from the UK to Ireland?

Flights are running from the UK to Ireland, but again at a reduced capacity. Since Brexit, it is important to note that UK travellers must follow the entry rules for Non-EU/EEA travellers. These guidelines will also apply to passengers who travel by ferry.

Rest of the World

Since the 29th July, there has been a General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in place, according to the DFA. However, if you are arriving from a specific designated state, you must complete 14 days quarantine in a hotel. Countries currently on this list can be found here.

All passengers travelling to Ireland must also fill out a Passenger Locator Form before departure. For an up to date list of guidelines, please consult the Irish Government’s website: www.gov.ie 

Hospitality Guidelines

At The Kingsley your well-being and safety during your stay at our hotel is paramount. All of our staff follow the Failte Ireland Covid-19 Safety Charter, which is designed to keep both our guests and staff safe at all times. All areas of our hotel are routinely cleaned and sanitised in accordance with these guidelines ensuring you have a comfortable and enjoyable stay at our hotel.  Looking to book a conference or event? Perhaps you are looking to the future and thinking of booking a long overdue business trip to meet with clients or colleagues as restrictions ease? New regulations mean we can now accommodate up to 50 people for indoor meetings, following an updated safety protocol for social distancing and Covid-19 safety practices. We recommend getting in touch with our events team to discuss your requirements.

Where can I book a PCR Test in Ireland if required?

There are a couple of options for booking your PCR test:

Further Useful Travel Information


Irish Ferries: https://www.irishferries.com/ie-en/frequently-asked-questions/travel-restrictions/

Cork Airport: https://www.corkairport.com/at-the-airport/help-support/covid-travel-advice

Dublin Airport: https://www.dublinairport.com/covid-19/covid-19-travel-advice

*Please bear in mind that this information is subject to change depending on public health guidelines in Ireland.  Information correct as of the 24th August 2021