Question regarding 5 day antigen testing

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Posted Sun 19 Dec 2021 9:55 AM
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Hi,

I wanted some clarification over the new requirement for EU arrivals to Ireland in which,

“ Arrivals should take a daily antigen test for the first 5 days upon arrival in Ireland.”

My question is if the testing mentioned here the same as a DIY rapid testing done every day at visitors’ discretion or if the visitors need to visit a testing centre for 5 days in a row? To be precise, is it an advice or obligation monitored by certification on daily basis?

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Hi Martin,

Thanks for the question!

There have been some recent changes to the current travel and public health guidelines. To keep up to date as you try to make plans, we'd suggest keeping an eye on our own Traveler's Health Page for all official resources and links to current information.

The 5-day antigen testing is indeed the home-style testing that is being advised for visitors to take during their first 5 days here in the Republic of Ireland. This is to highlight the possibility that even though you may be vaccinated and have a negative test result prior to arrival, you may still become positive and therefore need to self-isolate ahead of taking the PCR test.

All visitors are also required to fill in the passenger locator form within the 72 hours prior to arrival, with their vaccination, recovery, or negative test status.

Where will you be coming from before you join us here on the island of Ireland?

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Thanks Martin for your clarification.

I’m a Finnish national and will be transiting through Oslo airport.
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Hi Matin,

We are glad that Martin was able to help answer your query. Please remember to always stay up to date with the official sources Martin outlined above, as the regulations can change at any time with short notice.

What are you planning to see and do whilst on our island? Let us know if we can help with ideas and tips, or have a browse through our website! 🧭

Best wishes,
Rebecca ☘️

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