If you travel to Ireland, you may be required to be quarantined upon arrival. You may be required to pay in advance for obligatory hotel quarantine in some situations. Before boarding an aircraft or taking a boat to Ireland, everyone coming must fill out a Passenger Locator Form. This form can be downloaded from the CDC website.
People who are not traveling abroad and are not required to report to a public health facility should not be worried about being quarantined. However, it is recommended to follow guidelines for hygiene practices to avoid spreading illness.
Healthy people who do not require a medical certificate to enter Ireland should not worry about being quarantined. However, anyone who has been to an area where Ebola is present should notify their doctor before traveling so that they do not need to be quarantined. Also, anyone who has contact with blood or bodily fluids of someone with Ebola should wear protective clothing and use disinfectants to prevent spreading the disease.
Ebola is one of many diseases that can be spread through contact with feces or urine. Therefore, avoiding contamination of your hands by using gloves or washing them after contacting poop or pee will help prevent the spread of illness.
Safe food handling and cleaning practices can also help prevent the spread of illness. For example, if you find something amiss with your meal, don't eat it.
Visiting the Republic of Ireland If they have traveled from a country rated high risk by the Irish government, all travellers must fulfill a 14-day obligatory hotel quarantine. Proof of immunization or a negative COVID-19 test result obtained within 72 hours of arrival in Ireland is required; and if available, a document confirming that you are free from symptoms of COVID-19 is also sufficient proof of immunity.
In addition, visitors who have been in contact with someone confirmed to have COVID-19 must also comply with a 14-day quarantine upon their return to Ireland. Again, a document confirming that you are free from symptoms of COVID-19 is enough evidence that you do not need to be quarantined.
People returning from China, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea, and Switzerland can travel without having to follow any quarantine regulations.
However, travelers who have been in contact with someone confirmed to have COVID-19 within the last two weeks must observe a 14-day quarantine upon their return to Ireland. The only exception to this rule is if a person is traveling as part of a medically approved expedition or study group. In this case, the mandatory quarantine period can be reduced to seven days if the traveler presents themselves at a hospital within 24 hours of arriving in Ireland and gives written confirmation that they do not require further isolation.
All travellers coming in Ireland must fill out a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form online. All travelers travelling in Ireland (save those from Category 2 or "Designated States") are now subject to a 14-day quarantine. More information is accessible at gov.ie.
Travelers from the United States who are fully vaccinated can now visit Ireland without being quarantined. Vaccinated tourists must produce documentation of completion of their immunization regimen. All tourists, vaccinated or not, must complete a Passenger Locator Form 48 hours prior to their trip to Ireland. This form can be completed at any immigration office before traveling to Europe.
Those wishing to enter Ireland from one of its international airports need to know that local authorities have the right to detain any traveler for up to 24 hours after their arrival. If local officials suspect that you may be carrying a contagious disease, you could be kept in detention until it's confirmed that you aren't infected.
It is important to note that anyone who has been to a country where Ebola is present should notify their health care provider if they develop symptoms such as fever, nausea, and vomiting. There is no specific treatment for Ebola; instead, patients receive supportive care such as intravenous fluids and blood products when needed. In some cases, patients may be given ZMapp, a drug developed by Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc. for use in experimental treatments for Ebola virus infection.
Since 2006, Ireland has been using a system called "surveillance-based risk assessment" to decide which countries warrant a quarantine requirement for travelers arriving from there. Under this system, visitors' vaccination records are checked against a database containing information on countries with infectious diseases.