Kuoni Tumlare New : Republic of Ireland

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Republic of Ireland - Covid-19 regulations:


In Ireland, stage three of the plan commenced on June 29, under which barbers, shops, churches, theatres, cinemas, and gyms were able to reopen under certain conditions. As of 16th July, face coverings should be worn by all customers in shops and shopping centres across the country. Face coverings are also required on public transport. Authorities have postponed the scheduled Phase 4 easing of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) measures. As a result, pubs and hotel bars will remain closed, and a limit on the size of gatherings remains in place. The decision to delay the reopening will be reviewed in mid-August. Face masks are compulsory on public transport, and in restaurants and shops.

Source: www.gov.ie/roadmap/.
Last updated: 10th August 2020

National movement

You can now travel anywhere in Ireland. Social visits to people’s homes should be limited to a maximum of 10 visitors – from no more than 4 other households. Indoor gatherings of up to 50 people when conducted in line with public health advice are permissible. Outdoor gatherings of up to 200 people when conducted in line with public health advice are permissible.


Irish authorities eased foreign travel quarantine restrictions on July 20. A list of "green" countries, which are considered to represent a low risk of infection, was released on July 20. Those arriving from a country in the "green list" will no longer be subject to a 14-day self-quarantine. However, quarantine requirements will remain in place for all countries which are not included in the list. Those arriving from higher risk locations will still be required to fill out a Passenger Locator Form on arrival and self-isolate for two weeks. Authorities may contact people to confirm they are following the required procedure. As of August 4, Cyprus, Malta, Gibraltar, San Marino and Monaco have been removed from the list of countries from which travelers would not have to self-quarantine for 14 days.


Dublin Airport is open to assist with the repatriation of Irish citizens from abroad and to ensure the import and export of vital medical supplies and other essential goods and cargo.

There are formal protocols in place in the event of a passenger presenting with acute respiratory infection on an inbound aircraft, and these will be strictly adhered to at all times.

Public Transport

Only travel if essential. Operating with a reduced service at the moment. Wearing face coverings is compulsory on public transport.


Taxis have adopted some measures to ensure the safety of their passengers. This includes a maximum of two passengers in the rear of the taxi only and touch point clean down between journeys. Protective screens have been fitted in many of their taxis and vehicles fitted with screens are available upon request

Guides / Assistants

No regulations decided. Due to lockdown this is not classed as essential and is not permitted.


Tour, event and private bus use, and vehicle hire may recommence. Customers will be required to provide and wear face coverings, preferably a face mask.

Rail / Cable Cars

Trains are running on a reduced service. Practice social distancing during your journey, keeping at least two rows apart from other passengers onboard in Standard and one row in First Class. Face coverings should be used on our trains. There will be no onboard catering.


Non essential shops can reopen so long as social distancing measures can be put in place. As of 16 July, face coverings should be worn by all customers in shops and shopping centres across the country.


Seating time is 105 minutes, with 15 minutes reserved for cleaning between guests (2 hours total). Businesses will now be required to collect the contact information of the party lead. They may implement 1 metre physical distancing in controlled environments, provided other risk mitigation requirements have been met and pre-booked time slots are in place.


Hotels, hostels, caravan parks and holiday parks have been able to reopen since 29th June.


Museums, galleries, theatres, concert halls and other cultural outlets may reopen.


Many events have been postponed or cancelled.