Ministry of Health (MOH) Public Health Advisory
Please refer to the MOH COVID-19 website and SafeTravel website for updates on the latest precautionary measures implemented to further reduce the risk of importation of COVID-19 to Singapore. These include travel advisories and further restrictions on travellers coming into Singapore.
Ireland’s COVID-19 Advice
From 16 January 2021, all passengers arriving in Ireland (except those arriving from Northern Ireland) are required to have a negative/not detected result from a pre-departure COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test carried out no more than 72 hours prior to the passenger’s arrival in Ireland. Passengers may be asked to present evidence of their negative/not detected result before boarding their airplane or ferry, and will be required to produce this evidence to Irish customs on arrival. Passengers who arrive at an Irish airport or sea port without evidence of a negative/not detected test result will be deemed to have committed an offence and may be subject to prosecution. Children aged 6 and under, as well as passengers who arrive in Ireland solely for the purpose of travelling to another state and do not leave the airport, are exempt from the pre-departure testing requirement. Prior to arrival, visitors will also need to complete a mandatory COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form available at www.gov.ie/locatorform.
All travellers arriving in Ireland must also undertake a 14-day quarantine period at the address specified on the Passenger Locator Form. Anyone who travels from another country to Ireland, and arrives via Northern Ireland, must also observe the mandatory quarantine regime. Travellers may leave quarantine to take a PCR test no less than 5 days after arrival. If the traveller receives a negative/ not detected test result, the period of quarantine can end. However, from 19 July 2021, Ireland will operate the EU’s Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) scheme, and travellers arriving from the EU/European Economic Area with a DCC will not be required to quarantine upon arrival. They will also not need to present a pre-departure PCR test, unless they have a DCC based on a non-PCR test (e.g. antigen).
In addition, all travellers arriving into Ireland from designated countries and territories must complete a full mandatory 14-day period of self-quarantine at a dedicated hotel facility. This applies even if the passenger transits through a designated country or territory on their journey to Ireland.
Failure to comply with mandatory quarantine is an offence and individuals who fail to comply can be fined up to €2,500 or receive a prison sentence of up to 6 months, or both.
Further information on the restrictions in place for travelling to Ireland during the COVID-19 pandemic is available here: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/b4020-travelling-to-ireland-during-the-covid-19-pandemic.
On 28 May 2021, the Irish government has announced a series of steps to ease COVID-19 restrictions progressively in the coming months. Travellers are advised to check the latest public health updates and restrictions at https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/7894b-post-cabinet-statement-resilience-and-recovery-the-path-ahead/ to be updated on what you can or cannot do within the country.
In view of the COVID-19 situation, travellers should be prepared for rapid changes to travel restrictions with little or no advance notice.
Please visit the following websites on the latest measures and COVID-19 situation in Ireland:
There is a threat of terrorism throughout the world and in Europe. Terrorist attacks have occurred in a number of European cities, and there is a potential for other violent incidents. We advise Singaporeans travelling or living in Ireland to take the necessary precautions and exercise personal responsibility at all times.