Latest Mandatory Hotel Quarantine for healthcare workers coming to Ireland

Latest Mandatory Hotel Quarantine for healthcare workers coming to Ireland

If you are traveling to Ireland from any of the designated countries, you must complete mandatory hotel quarantine.

Click here for further information about Mandatory Hotel Quarantine Guidelines

Mandatory Hotel Quarantine Portal can be found through the following link



Exemption for those who have been fully vaccinated

If you are fully vaccinated and have the documents to prove that then you do not have to complete mandatory hotel quarantine when you come to Ireland. Any dependents travelling with you, including children, will also be exempted from the requirement to complete mandatory hotel quarantine.

However, if even you are fully vaccinated, you still have to have a negative pre-departure PCR test and complete a period of self-quarantine at home or wherever you specified in your passenger locator form.

What 'fully vaccinated' means

Type of vaccine You are regarded as fully vaccinated after
Pfizer-BioNtech 7 days after 2nd dose
Moderna 14 days after 2nd dose
Oxford-AstraZeneca 15 days after 2nd dose
Johnson & Johnson/Janssen 14 days after single dose


There are no certainties with COVID19, and we are all adapting to the daily changes this pandemic brings. The countries will change, and we will keep you updated as and when it does.

We must adhere to the Government and Department of Health guidelines, but if you have any queries, please do contact us at , and we will advise you as best we can.


The current list of Designated Countries is as follows



  • Angola
  • Botswana
  • Burundi
  • Cape Verde
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Seychelles
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe




  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Georgia
  • India
  • Iran
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Maldives
  • Mongolia
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palestine
  • Qatar
  • The Philippines
  • United Arab Emirates




  • Andorra
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • France
  • Italy
  • Kosovo
  • Luxembourg
  • Montenegro
  • North Macedonia
  • Serbia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine



North America

  • Bermuda
  • Canada
  • Costa Rica
  • Puerto Rico
  • United States of Americ




South America

  • Argentina
  • Aruba
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Curaçao
  • Ecuador
  • French Guiana
  • Guyana
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Suriname
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela