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New requirements to travel from Spain to Ireland

Starting on December 3, the new requirements to travel from Spain to Ireland come into force, which includes taking a Covid-19 detection test even if I am fully vaccinated.

Through the official website of the Government of Ireland (https://www.gov.ie/) they explained that depending on whether I have a European certificate of complete vaccination or post-covid recovery, I will be able to present an RT-PCR or antigens:

If I am fully vaccinated

In this case, I must present the following documents when boarding:

  • Certificate of vaccination or post-covid-19 recovery.
  • A rapid antigen test was carried out a maximum of 48 hours before I arrived in Ireland, or an RT-PCR test was carried out a maximum of 72 hours before my arrival.
  • Passenger Location Form (PLF)

If I am not vaccinated against covid-19 nor do I have proof of recovery

In this case, I must present the following documents when boarding:

  • An RT-PCR test was performed not more than 72 hours before I arrived in Ireland, the rapid antigen test for people not vaccinated against Covid-19 is not valid.
  • Passenger Location Form (PLF)
https://www.medmesafe.com/pcr-centros
PCR test in Spain for travel

Should I quarantine when I arrive in Ireland?

Currently, Ireland has put up a list of countries, from which you can only travel for essential reasons:

  • Botswana
  • Eswatini
  • Lesotho
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • South Africa
  • Zimbabwe

In case you have been in any of these countries for the last 14 days, then you will have to be quarantined upon your arrival.

If I come from any other destination, no.

All tests carried out to enter Ireland must be done in accredited laboratories. Self-tests are not accepted for travel.

https://www.medmesafe.com/test-antigen-covid-19
rapid antigen test in Spain for travel

Where to do my rapid antigen test or RT-PCR to travel to Ireland from Spain?

At medmesafe, we ​​have more than 100 accredited laboratories throughout Spain, with the delivery of results between 30 minutes / 3 hours for the antigen test, and RT-PCR in less than 24 hours.