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Shannon Group statement on recent travel restrictions into Ireland

07/01/2021 A ban on all arriving passenger flights into Ireland from Britain has been extended until 23.59 on Friday, 8 January 2021 by the Irish Government, with the exception of repatriation and cargo flights. In addition, the ban also applies to passengers arriving from South Africa.
Passengers affected by this ban should contact their airline for further information.
In new Government public health measures, which come into effect from Saturday, 9th January, passengers from Britain or South Africa will need to have evidence of a negative or “not detected” result of a COVID-19 PCR test obtained within 72 hours of arrival into the State. These people will also be advised to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival in Ireland. Further information on this is available at and the HSE website.
Passengers may be asked to present evidence of their negative or "not detected" result before boarding their aircraft prior to departure and will be required to produce this evidence to Immigration Officers on arrival at Shannon Airport.

Any passengers whose journey requires them to transit through an airport in Britain or South Africa, as part of their journey to Ireland, will not be required to provide evidence of a negative or "not detected" COVID-19 PCR test. Passengers who arrive in Ireland solely for the purpose of travelling onwards to another state and do not leave the airport are also not required to provide evidence of a negative or "not detected" test.
If a citizen has a genuine humanitarian emergency requiring urgent travel, they should contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate immediately for advice and consular assistance before commencing their journey.

Further travel advice can be obtained from:

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