The Irish government will begin using the EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) and will update its travel advisory on July 19.

Beginning on July 19:

  • EU or EEA travelers who use the DCC will not have to quarantine upon arrival from another EU or EEA country.
  • Travelers from non-EU or EEA countries will not have to quarantine if they have proof they have received an EU-approved vaccination. If no proof of vaccination is given, travelers must show proof of a negative PCR test conducted within 72 hours of arrival and undergo a home quarantine.
  • Ireland will follow an approach similar to other EU countries for non-essential travel from third countries by using an “emergency brake” system for countries that have a virus variant outbreak. Travelers from a country where an “emergency brake” has been applied must show proof of a PCR test conducted within 72 hours of arrival, quarantine regardless of vaccination status and undergo post-arrival testing. If an individual is not vaccinated they must undergo a hotel quarantine instead of a home quarantine.

BAL Analysis: The DCC will be used in Ireland to help facilitate free movement of EU and EEA citizens across the region. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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