requirements for hotel quarantine in Ireland

Mandatory Hotel Quarantine In Ireland – What are the Costs, Conditions & Countries Involved

Visitors from countries considered as ‘high risk’ are now required to pre-book mandatory hotel quarantine in Ireland.  

Mandatory hotel quarantine in Ireland is now required for arrivals from high risk countries, as well as people who fail to produce a negative PCR test on arrival. The booking portal is available to access here.


Passengers are required to pre-book accommodation in a designated hotel and have to pre-pay handsomely for the privilege. The Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport Hotel in Santry is the first hotel ready to accept visitors, but additional hotels from the Tifgo Hotel Group will be added as required.


The Tifco Hotel Group will provide ground transportation, security and wellbeing services, as well as providing meals to guests at the designated hotel. Guests will be transported from ports or airports to hotels on arrival.

hotel quarantine in Ireland - what is required

What visitors are required to use hotel quarantine in Ireland?

All arrivals from high risk counties, as well as those  who transited through a port or airport in the designated ‘high risk’ state in the 14 days prior to their arrival in Ireland, must enter mandatory hotel quarantine – this is regardless of nationality. Those who can not produce a negative PCR test are also required to quarantine in Ireland at a designated hotel. High risk countries currently are as follows, but this list is subject to change and will be updated here 

Angola, Anguilla, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Bonaire, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equador, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Guyana, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mauritius, Moldova, Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Maldives, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda,  San Marino, Seychelles, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Turkey, Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.



How much does hotel quarantine in Ireland cost?

 It is important to note that the passenger bears the total cost of mandatory hotel quarantine in Ireland.  Price for sole occupancy are €1,875 for 12 nights including three meals per day and services. Additional rate for one adult sharing a room is €625, means the total cost per couple is €2,500. Children sharing cost €360 per child (age 4-12), which equates to a cost of €3,220 for a family of four. Children up to 3 are free of charge. 



How long do I have to stay in mandatory hotel quarantine?

The mandatory period is 14 days, however, this can be reduced to 12 days if you receive a negative PCR test result after ten days. Guests are tested on arrival and again after 10 days.



What is included in hotel quarantine in Ireland, and what freedom have passengers got?

hotel facilities during hotel quarantine in Ireland

The hotel will deliver three meals per day (from hotel menu) directly to the passengers door. Additional food and beverages can be purchased separately. WiFi and in-room movies are included in the cost of hotel quarantine in Ireland. Guests will have access to an designated outdoor area up to three times per day for 15 minutes – these times need to be pre-booked and will be overseen by security personnel.

If people try to leave hotel quarantine in Ireland they are subject to a €2000 fine and / or a prison sentence up to 1 month. The Irish Defence Forces will be onsite to enforce compliance.



Who is exempt from mandatory hotel quarantine in Ireland? 

Ryanair flights still operate in and out of Ireland during travel restrictions.

  • Passengers arriving in Ireland in course of duty and who hold a valid Annex 3 certificate (ensuring the availability of goods and essential services)a
  • Drivers of a heavy goods vehicle, airline pilots, aircrew, maritime master or maritime crew  
  • Passengers travelling to the State pursuant to an arrest warrant, extradition proceedings or other mandatory legal obligation
  • A member of An Garda Síochána or Defence Forces (or their equivalents from another state) and travelling to the State in course of duty
  • Travelling to the State for unavoidable, imperative and time-sensitive medical reasons and these reasons are certified by a registered medical practitioner or person with equivalent qualifications outside the State
  • Having been outside of the state to provide services to or perform the functions of an office holder (under any enactment or the Constitution) or a member of either house of the Oireachtas or the European Parliament
  • Diplomats and certain other categories of persons entitled to privileges and immunities in the State

You should be aware that requests for review can be based only on a limited number of grounds and that public health will remain a paramount consideration. See more here.



How to book mandatory hotel quarantine in Ireland.

hotel staff during quarantine in Ireland.

There is a dedicated website available to book mandatory hotel quarantine, if the room configuration that you require is not available please email

Book here 


Note: This post is correct at time of issue ( 22nd March 2020), but travel advice and updates are changing on a daily basis. It is important to check with the company / airline you are booking with before taking any steps to cancel or travel abroad. It is important to note that the list of designated states will be subject to change at short notice and passengers are required to check the list before travelling to Ireland, to be sure of their obligations.

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