The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade advises against all non-essential travel overseas. This includes Great Britain but does not apply to Northern Ireland.
At this point, air traffic into and out of the State has reduced very significantly as airlines scale back on operations. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade advises against all non-essential travel overseas. Passenger numbers into Dublin airport are down by over 99% on last year’s numbers.
Passengers arriving by plane or ferry are expected to self-isolate for 14 days (instead of restricting movement for 14 days). They will be provided with an information leaflet explaining the requirements and with a form to complete setting out their contact details and where they will self-isolate. Self-isolation came into effect on Friday, 24th April 2020. Forms will be made available by the airlines and ferry operators, by email and/or in hard copy, and will also be available at points of arrival. Further information on these requirements can be found on the Irish Health Service COVID-19 Advice Page.
There is a very close working relationship between frontline Border Management Unit staff at the Airport, the DAA and the HSE. Immigration personnel closely follow all advice from the HSE and, in the event that a suspected case arises, the clear protocols laid down are carefully followed.