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Ireland for Solo Travelers

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    EF Go Ahead Tours currently requires that all tour participants be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and must have proof of negative results for a COVID-19 test
    taken within 72-hours before departure. These requirements are in addition to any destination requirements listed below due to US Department of State and CDC guidance, the wellbeing of the group, and/or operational feasibility.

    The United States to Ireland

    Please note: Local requirements may be listed for destinations not visited on your tour itinerary. Cross-reference your itinerary to confirm which guidelines apply to you.

    General information

    Masks are mandatory in public

    Travelers must wear masks on public transport and some businesses.

    Irish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Documents needed

    No visa requiredNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    To visit Ireland for Tourism, you do not require a visa. To check permitted length of stay and other entry requirements, visit the government site.

    Mandatory passenger locator form NEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    All travelers, including those in transit through Ireland, must complete a passenger locator form a maximum of 72 hours before arrival in Ireland.

    After completing this form travelers will receive an email that contains a receipt. This receipt verifies that travelers have completed the Passenger Locator Form. Travelers will be asked to show this receipt when boarding your plane, ferry, or to border officials. One form should be completed for each traveler aged 18 years or older. Details of children under the age of 18 should be included on a form completed by an adult accompanying them including name, age, and proof of the medical event.

    Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results for vaccinated travelersNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Most vaccinated travelers, including those in transit, must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR or antigen test result and present it at check-in. Antigen tests should be taken a maximum of 48 hours before arrival, while RT-PCR tests must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before arrival. Antigen tests have to be carried out by approved professionals. Self-tests are not accepted.

    This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers whose journey originated in Northern Ireland and have not been overseas in the 14-day prior to arrival; -Travelers unable to present evidence of a negative test result due to a persistently positive RT-PCR test after recovery. Instead, they must present a positive RT-PCR test result taken no less than 11 days and no more than 180 days prior to arrival; -Travelers under the age of 12.

    Mandatory proof of vaccinationNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers who are fully vaccinated must present a vaccination certificate showing that it has passed 7 days after the 2nd dose of Pfizer-BioNTech, 14 days after the 2nd dose of Moderna, 15 days after the 2nd dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca, 14 days after a single dose of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen), 14 days after the 2nd dose of Coronavac (Sinovac) or Sinopharm BIBP. Mixed vaccines of any of the previously mentioned are recognized in Ireland as a complete vaccination if at least 14 days have passed after the second dose. A single dose of any of the above vaccines was administered a maximum of 180 days after a positive COVID-19 RT-PCR test result is also accepted as a full vaccination. Travelers must hold proof of the positive COVID-19 test and the vaccine dose. Travelers with access to the EU Digital Certificate may use it to present proof.

    Ireland to The United States

    Please note: Local requirements may be listed for destinations not visited on your tour itinerary. Cross-reference your itinerary to confirm which guidelines apply to you.

    General information

    Masks are mandatory on public transportation

    Travelers must wear masks on public transportation in the United States. Some states still require the use of masks in public places, please verify the regional requirements before traveling.

    Documents needed

    Mandatory travel attestation formNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers must complete a travel attestation form before arrival. This form will be provided by the airline. Airlines may let you complete your attestation electronically, such as through the VeriFLY app. However, you may still want to keep a printed copy as a precaution. Section 1 of the form below must be completed by all travelers while section 2 must only be completed by travelers that are not citizens or residents of the USA.

    Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test resultsNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    All travelers regardless of their vaccination status must have an original printed or electronic negative COVID-19 viral test result (NAAT: RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, NEAR, HDA, or Antigen: Rapid). The test must be taken 1 day before the first scheduled departure time in the flight itinerary. Test results must include the traveler's full name and at least one other identifier such as date of birth or passport number. The test must also clearly state that the results are "negative," SARS-CoV-2 RNA not detected," SARS-CoV-2 antigen not detected," or "COVID-19 not detected." A test marked "invalid" is not acceptable. This requirement applies to all travelers, including US citizens, residents, and transit travelers. Travelers may use a self-test (sometimes referred to as a home test) that meets the given criteria. Please check the source for more information. Some US states might have more strict rules regarding COVID-19 test types and where they must be administered. Please carefully review the rules before traveling to each state.

    This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers under the age of 2; -Travelers who have recovered from COVID-19. These travelers must show proof of a positive viral test from the preceding 90 days and a letter from their healthcare provider or public health official stating they are cleared to end isolation. Please see the source for more details.

    Mandatory proof of vaccinationNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if 2 weeks have passed since their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. The US government currently accepts vaccines approved or authorized for emergency use by the U.S. FDA and the WHO. Vaccines accepted are Pfizer-BioNTech (e.g., COMIRNATY, Tozinameran), AstraZeneca-Oxford (e.g., Covishield, Vaxzevria), Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Moderna, Sinopharm BIBP, Covaxin and Sinovac-CoronaVac. Travelers unable to present a valid certificate may be required to comply with rules for unvaccinated travelers.

    Any combination of 2 doses of an FDA approved/authorized or WHO emergency use listed COVID-19 2-dose series are accepted. The second dose in a 2-dose heterologous series must have been received no earlier than 17 days (21 days with a 4 day grace period) after the first dose. For more information about accepted proof of vaccination, please check the source.