Pilgrimages are back - Can I go ?
The following rules apply to going on pilgrimage to Medjugorje, Lourdes, Fatima, Italy, Shrines of France
& Camino de Santiago
The Irish government announced non-essential international travel will resume on 19th July 2021 and the Republic of Ireland will operate the EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) for travel originating within the EU/EEA. Outside of the EU/EEA the government will operate an “Emergency Break” mechanism, coordinated at an EU level.
What does this mean ?
Anybody can go on pilgrimage to the above shrines if they have any of the following;
- Proof of Vaccination
A certificate showing that you have received the final dose of a Covid-19 vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca or J&J) more than 14 days before arrival.
- Proof of Recovery from COVID19
A non-Digital COVID Certificate ‘proof of recovery’ is a certificate issued by a doctor showing recovery from COVID-19 in the period from 14 to 180 days before arrival.
- Proof of the negative result of a Antigen or PCR test
Non-vaccinated passengers require a negative antigen test 48hours or negative RT-PCR 72 hours before departure. RocDoc offer testing in all airports. This can be booked on www.rocdochealthcheck.ie
Returning to Ireland
From Sunday 6 March 2022, travellers to Ireland are not required to show proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or a negative PCR test result upon arrival.
There are no post-arrival testing or quarantine requirements for travellers to Ireland.
Any individual that develops COVID-19 symptoms while in Ireland should follow the HSE guidance in relation to isolation and undertaking antigen or PCR testing as appropriate.
From Sunday 6 March 2022, travellers to Ireland are no longer asked to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form.