Stay up to date with the latest travel advice


Update 15th June | 18:30

If you have booked a holiday, or are planning one soon, please follow the link for the country you’re travelling to below.

We also recommend visiting the DFA travel advice pages for the latest information on your destination. You can also sign up for DFA Travel Wise Twitter account, so you automatically receive the latest travel advice updates.

KEY THINGS TO NOTE:

  1. All vaccinated travellers and children under 12 years of age can go to most of our destinations without testing.
  2. Unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated travellers 12 years of age and over need to produce a negative test for our destinations, except for Croatia and Switzerland. (Note: for entry to Italy it is a requirement for anyone 6 years and older.)
  3. Most destinations only require the EU Passenger Locator Form (PLF) or similar form to be completed and submitted before your holiday.  
  4. On holiday, vaccinated travellers can enjoy all hospitality venues without restrictions. There may still be local advice to wear masks on public transport and in some public spaces.

Travel requirements by country

Holidays in France
Holidays in Spain
Holidays in Italy
Holidays in Croatia
Holidays in the Netherlands
Holidays in Switzerland
Holidays in Germany
Holidays in Austria

FRANCE

FRANCE | Entry requirements
Adults vaccinated:Adults non-vaccinated:Children (aged 12-17 years):Children (under 12 years):
No test is required to enter France. Fully vaccinated means that you must have had both vaccines, and if your 2nd vaccine was over 270 days ago you must have had a booster.

A negative test result is required (PCR no more than 72 hours before departure or a negative antigen test no more than 48 hours before departure) OR proof of recovery required (dated more than 11 days and less thasn 6 months prior to the date of arrival).

Fully vaccinated: Please see adult vaccinated info.


Not vaccinated  (or not fully vaccinated): entry into France is permitted, but you will need to provide a a negative test result (PCR no more than 72 hours before departure or a negative antigen no more than 48 hours before departure) OR proof of recovery required (dated more than 11 days and less than 6 months prior to the date of arrival).

No requirements for entry if accompanied by fully vaccinated adults.
What requirements are there before I travel to France?
You may need to complete the following form if you are flying (not required if you are travelling by ferry or Eurotunnel):
  1. Passenger Arrival Formhttps://passager.serveureos.org
Please note: when selecting your dialling code under contact details, 'Ireland' is listed in French. From the drop down menu, please select: 353-Irlande
What Covid restrictions are there in France?
The Vaccine Pass  is no longer required after 14 March. A health pass will still be in place BUT only for access to hospitals & care homes so not affecting most holidaymakers.
To return to Ireland, what do I do?
From Sunday 6th March 2022, you do not need to show any proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, proof of negative test or Irish passenger locator form receipt. There are no post-arrival testing or quarantine requirements for travel to Ireland.

Please make sure you check the advice regularly before you depart: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/france

SPAIN

SPAIN | Entry requirements
Adults vaccinated:Adults non-vaccinated:Children (aged 12-17 years):Children (under 12 years):
No test is required to enter Spain. Fully vaccinated means that you must have had both vaccines, and if your 2nd vaccine was over 270 days ago you must have had a booster.

A negative test result is required (PCR no more than 72 hours before departure or a negative antigen test no more than 24 hours before departure) OR proof of recovery required (dated more than 11 days and less than 6 months prior to the date of arrival).

Fully vaccinated: Please see adult vaccinated info.


Not vaccinated  (or not fully vaccinated): entry into Spain is permitted, but you will need to provide a negative test (PCR no more than 72 hours before departure or a negative antigen no more than 24 hours before departure) OR proof of recovery is required (dated more than 11 days and less than 6 months prior to the date of arrival).

No requirements for entry if accompanied by fully vaccinated adults.
What requirements are there before I travel to Spain?
All holidaymakers travelling by air or sea, aged 12 years and over who do not have a digital vaccination certificate or digital recovery proof, must complete and sign the online Health control form 48 hours before travel to get a QR code (hardcopy or digital) which has to be shown on arrival into Spanish ports and airports.:
https://www.spth.gob.es/
What Covid restrictions are there in Spain?

Most restrictions have now been lifted. Masks may still be needed on public transport.

To return to Ireland, what do I do?
From Sunday 6th March 2022, you do not need to show any proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, proof of negative test or Irish passenger locator form receipt. There are no post-arrival testing or quarantine requirements for travel to Ireland.

Please make sure you check the advice regularly before you depart: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/spain

ITALY

ITALY | Entry requirements
Adults vaccinated:Adults non-vaccinated:Children (aged 12-17 years):Children (under 12 years):
No test is required to enter, however all passengers entering Italy by plane, ferry, train or coach must wear a mask in order to enter the country.

No test is required to enter, however all passengers entering Italy by plane, ferry, train or coach must wear a mask in order to enter the country.

No test is required to enter, however all passengers entering Italy by plane, ferry, train or coach must wear a mask in order to enter the country.

No test is required to enter, however all passengers entering Italy by plane, ferry, train or coach must wear a mask in order to enter the country.
What requirements are there before I travel to Italy?
The requirement to complete the EU Passenger Locator Form (PLF) was lifted on the 1st May 2022.
What Covid restrictions are there in Italy?

Green passes are no longer required to access services.


MASKSFrom 1 May to 15 June the use of masks, for anyone aged over 5 years, is compulsory on planes, ferries, trains & coaches, on public transport and in large indoor venues (e.g. theatres and cinemas). Masks are recommended in all indoor public places.

To return to Ireland, what do I do?
From Sunday 6th March 2022, you do not need to show any proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, proof of negative test or Irish passenger locator form receipt. There are no post-arrival testing or quarantine requirements for travel to Ireland.

Please make sure you check the advice regularly before you depart: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/italy

CROATIA

Croatia | Entry requirements
Adults vaccinated:Adults non-vaccinated:Children (aged 12-17 years):Children (under 12 years):
No requirements for entry.

No requirements for entry.

No requirements for entry.

No requirements for entry.
What requirements are there before I travel to Croatia?
The online entry form is no longer required.
What Covid restrictions are there in Croatia?

All restrictions have been lifted.

To return to Ireland, what do I do?
From Sunday 6th March 2022, you do not need to show any proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, proof of negative test or Irish passenger locator form receipt. There are no post-arrival testing or quarantine requirements for travel to Ireland.

Please make sure you check the advice regularly before you depart: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/croatia

NETHERLANDS

Netherlands | Entry requirements
Adults vaccinated:Adults non-vaccinated:Children (aged 12-17 years):Children (under 12 years):
No requirements to entry.

No requirements to entry.

No requirements to entry.

No requirements to entry.
What requirements are there before I travel to The Netherlands?
No requirements
What Covid restrictions are there in The Netherlands?

Most restrictions have now been lifted. Masks may still be needed on public transport.

To return to Ireland, what do I do?
From Sunday 6th March 2022, you do not need to show any proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, proof of negative test or Irish passenger locator form receipt. There are no post-arrival testing or quarantine requirements for travel to Ireland.

Please make sure you check the advice regularly before you depart: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/the-netherlands/

SWITZERLAND

Switzerland | Entry requirements
Adults vaccinated:Adults non-vaccinated:Children (aged 12-17 years):Children (under 12 years):
No requirements for entry

No requirements for entry

No requirements for entry

No requirements for entry

 

What requirements are there before I travel to Switzerland?
A passenger locator form is no longer required.
What Covid restrictions are there in Switzerland?

All restrictions have been lifted.

To return to Ireland, what do I do?
From Sunday 6th March 2022, you do not need to show any proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, proof of negative test or Irish passenger locator form receipt. There are no post-arrival testing or quarantine requirements for travel to Ireland.

Please make sure you check the advice regularly before you depart: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/switzerland

GERMANY

Germany | Entry requirements
Adults vaccinated:Adults non-vaccinated:Children (aged 12-17 years):Children (under 12 years):
All COVID-19-related restrictions for entry into Germany have been lifted.

All COVID-19-related restrictions for entry into Germany have been lifted.

All COVID-19-related restrictions for entry into Germany have been lifted.

All COVID-19-related restrictions for entry into Germany have been lifted.

What requirements are there before I travel to Germany?
No requirements
What Covid restrictions are there in Germany?

Most restrictions have been lifted. Masks may still need to be worn.

To return to Ireland, what do I do?
From Sunday 6th March 2022, you do not need to show any proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, proof of negative test or Irish passenger locator form receipt. There are no post-arrival testing or quarantine requirements for travel to Ireland.

Please make sure you check the advice regularly before you depart: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/germany

AUSTRIA

Austria | Entry requirements
Adults vaccinated:Adults non-vaccinated:Children (aged 12-17 years):Children (under 12 years):

No requirements to entry.

No requirements to entry.

No requirements to entry.

No requirements to entry.

What requirements are there before I travel to Austria?

What Covid restrictions are there in Austria?

Most restrictions have now been lifted. Masks may still be needed on public transport and in essential shops (such as supermarkets, pharmacies, post offices and banks).  Different vaccine rules apply when in Austria: 2 dose vaccinations are only valid for 180 days (210 days for under 18 yrs). A booster is still valid for 270 days.

To return to Ireland, what do I do?
From Sunday 6th March 2022, you do not need to show any proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, proof of negative test or Irish passenger locator form receipt. There are no post-arrival testing or quarantine requirements for travel to Ireland.

Please make sure you check the advice regularly before you depart: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/austria

LUXEMBOURG

Luxembourg | Entry requirements
Adults vaccinated:Adults non-vaccinated:Children (aged 12-17 years):Children (under 12 years):
No test is required to enter Luxembourg. Fully vaccinated means that you must have had both vaccines, and if your 2nd vaccine was over 270 days ago you must have had a booster.

If not fully vaccinated you can enter with proof of recovery in the past 180 days OR a negative test (PCR valid for 72 hours & antigen valid for 48 hours).

Fully vaccinated: Please see adult vaccinated information.

Not vaccinated  (or not fully vaccinated): entry into Luxembourg is permittedwith proof of recovery in the past 180 days OR a negative test (PCR valid for 72 hours & antigen valid for 48 hours). 

No requirements for entry if accompanied by fully vaccinated adults.

What requirements are there before I travel to Luxembourg?
You must complete a passenger locator form (PLF). More information can be found on the Luxembourg Government's website:
https://covid19.public.lu/en/travellers/visiting-luxembourg.html
What Covid restrictions are there in Luxembourg?

MASKS: Mandatory to wear face masks on public transport, taxis and in shops and commercial premises. Social distancing at airports.

To return to Ireland, what do I do?
From Sunday 6th March 2022, you do not need to show any proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, proof of negative test or Irish passenger locator form receipt. There are no post-arrival testing or quarantine requirements for travel to Ireland.

Please make sure you check the advice regularly before you depart: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/luxembourg/empty