We continue to operate our schedules playing a critical role in the supply chain and facilitating essential travel. Our services are operating as normal for freight including freight drivers. We are operating our ‘Travel Safe’ programme to ensure the safety and comfort of both passengers and crew on all our services. In accordance with public health guidelines, it is required to wear face coverings onboard our ships and at ports where social distancing isn’t possible. See what we are doing here.
Advice is still that travel should be for essential reasons only. Please consult your local health authority for further guidance.
If you are travelling onwards to Northern Ireland, you will have to fill out a portion of the form.
2. Present at check-in a negative (not detected) pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test result taken up to 72 hours before arrival. There are limited exemptions for passengers who do not need to provide evidence of a pre-departure test. Passengers will be denied boarding if they cannot produce this evidence at check-in. Any passenger who cannot produce such evidence to an immigration officer on arrival is required to quarantine at a designated facility at their own expense. [Evidence should include 1. Date of test and 2. Test Centre & contact details for verification, Due to these requirements, NHS PCR Tests are not acceptable].
3. And complete mandatory post arrival quarantine
a 14-day quarantine period must be undertaken at the address specified on the Passenger Locator Form
passengers who travel from another country to Ireland, and arrive via Northern Ireland, must also observe the mandatory quarantine regime
you can end your period of quarantine if you receive written confirmation of a negative or ‘not detected’ RT-PCR test result taken no less than 5 days after arrival. Testing is free when arranged through the Health Service Executive, details available on HSE.ie. Due to concerns about the new variant of COVID-19, all those who have travelled from Great Britain are strongly encouraged to avail of free testing 5 days after arrival in Ireland. You must retain the written confirmation of your test result for at least 14 days
Those who travel from Great Britain, who are not fully vaccinated are now requested to remain in quarantine and seek a further test at least 10 days after arrival in Ireland, in addition to the day 5 test. This day 10 test is also free of charge.
If you have been in or travelled through a 'Designated State' in the 14 days before arrival in Ireland, this must be at a designated facility booked in advance with the booking receipt available for check-in. All other passengers must quarantine at the address specified on the PLF. If you are fully vaccinated and have the documents to prove that, then you do not have to complete mandatory hotel quarantine when you come to Ireland. You are still required to have a negative PCR test and complete a period of self-quarantine. See details here.
Immigrations Officers will check 1. PLF and 2. Negative PCR test and penalties and / or mandatory quarantine may be issued for non-compliance. Any passenger who breaches the pre-departure testing or mandatory quarantine requirements may be subject to prosecution.
*NOTE – Passenger Locator Form: Enter n/a in respect of Ferry number and Seat number on Step 2 of the online locator form). This applies to all passengers, regardless of country of citizenship (i.e. including Irish citizens). The information on the PLF may be used for the purpose of contact tracing in case you, or another person you have been in contact with, becomes symptomatic for COVID-19.
Visa requirements for citizens of non-EU/CTA countries may change. You may now require a Visa or Transit Visa. See here for more details.