People who arrive in Ireland from countries that are not on the so-called 'green list' have been asked to restrict their movements for 14 days, but what does that mean?

The Health Service Executive has issued guidance for people arriving in Ireland from another country.

Restricting your movements means staying at home and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible.

Do not:

  • use public transport
  • visit others
  • meet face-to-face with anyone who is at higher risk from coronavirus
  • go to the shop unless absolutely necessary - wear a face covering if you do

On arrival in Ireland, you can travel to where you plan to restrict your movements. But avoid using public transport if possible.

You may be contacted during the 14 days after you arrive in Ireland. This is to check that you are at the address you gave on the Covid-19 Passenger Locator Form.

By law, if you arrive in Ireland from any other country you will need to fill in a form called the Covid-19 Passenger Locator Form. The health authorities may use your details to contact you and to verify your location in the country.

It will also help contact tracers get in touch with you if there is a confirmed case of coronavirus on your flight or ferry.

If the country you are travelling from is not on the so-called 'green list' you are asked to restrict your movements for 14 days.

This includes: Irish citizens coming home; people with no symptoms; people who have tested negative for the virus in another country.

The only people who do not need to restrict their movements are those who are:

  • arriving in the State from Northern Ireland
  • arriving in the State from a 'green list' country
  • aircraft crew, including pilots, in Ireland as part of their work duties
  • holders of a Certificate for International Transport Workers, or drivers of heavy goods vehicles, who are in Ireland for this work
  • ship crew, including the maritime master, in the course of performing their duties


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