What is the change? Ireland has moved its Passenger Locator Form online. Anyone traveling to Ireland, with limited exceptions, must fill out the form prior to arrival in the country.

  • Implementation time frame: Aug. 26.
  • Who is affected: Anyone who is traveling to Ireland from another country, including EEA and Irish nationals.
  • Next steps: Employers are encouraged make their employees aware of the requirement. Employers should consider that employees will need to know their residential address for the first 14 days spent in Ireland, and may have to restrict their movements under Ireland’s COVID-19 policies.

Background: Under a previous requirement, anyone entering Ireland (non-EEA, EEA and Irish nationals) had to complete a Passenger Locator Form before arrival. The form has now been moved online and will be used to help with contact tracing in relation to confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19.

Additional information: Travelers considered to be essential supply chain workers (e.g., air and ship crew and haulers) or accredited diplomats do not need to fill out the form. Anyone traveling from the Republic of Ireland to Northern Ireland will also have to fill out a portion of the form.

Analysis & Comments: The Irish government has made this decision as part of their efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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