Which vaccines are approved in Ireland?

Aneela SiddiquiWeb Editor

01st Sep, 2021. 12:10 pm
Ireland

The government of Ireland accepts vaccines authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), including Comirnaty (BioNTech, Pfizer), Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), and Moderna Vaxzevria (BioNTech, Pfizer) ( AstraZeneca, Oxford).

All EU Member States have the authority to determine whether or not to allow internationals who have received any of the vaccines not approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to enter their countries.

EMA currently recognises Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Comirnaty (BioNTech, Pfizer), and Moderna, Vaxzevria vaccines ( AstraZeneca, Oxford).

Travelers from European Union countries must complete the Passenger Locator Form before arriving in Ireland. They will also be required to:

  • hold proof of vaccination,
  • a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, not older than 72 hours,
  • or proof that they have recovered from the Coronavirus in the past 180 days.

Despite being accompanied by fully vaccinated or recovered adults, children between the ages of 12 and 17 will be required to submit a negative PCR test result, not more than 72 hours before arrival.

Travelers from the UK who do not have a valid evidence of vaccination must prove that they tested negative for the virus by showing a negative PCR test result that is less than 72 hours, quarantined for two weeks, and undergo post-arrival testing offered by the Irish Health Service Executive.

“Before arriving in Ireland, you must complete a Passenger Locator Form. The form will be checked before your departure to Ireland – by your airline or ferry company – and you may be asked to show your vaccination certificate. Upon arrival in Ireland, spot checks will be carried out on proof of vaccinations and/or negative RT-PCR tests,” the statement published by Tourism Ireland clarifies.

Passengers from the United States and Canada who have valid proof of vaccination are allowed to enter Ireland without any further procedures.

Those who do not have valid proof of vaccination must adhere to the same testing and quarantine requirements that are valid for travelers from the EU and Great Britain.

When travelling with children for the EU, the United Kingdom, the United States, or Canada, the same restrictions apply.

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