Coronavirus (COVID-19): travel advice
If you are travelling abroad, keep up-to-date with the latest advice for the country you plan travelling to and with the requirements for your return.
International travel by air or sea to Northern Ireland
Travellers coming to Northern Ireland do not need to:
- complete a passenger locator form
- show proof of vaccination status
- take any pre-departure or post arrival tests
This applies to all travellers, whether you’re fully vaccinated or not.
There are no sector exemptions.
However, if you develop COVID-19 symptoms on arrival into Northern Ireland, you are strongly recommended to minimise further spread by following domestic guidance to self-isolate or as directed by your cruise liner/ ship.
International travel from Northern Ireland
Whilst all international travel requirements to enter Northern Ireland have been removed, this may not be the case for many international destinations.
You should check and follow the latest COVID-19 travel advice for your chosen destination(s). Further advice is available at:
When abroad, remember to follow the advice of local authorities. Your safety and security is their responsibility.
If you need urgent consular assistance, phone:
- the FCDO switchboard number +44 (0)20 7008 1500
- any Consulate, Embassy or High Commission
Proof of vaccination
If you have received a full course of COVID-19 vaccinations in Northern Ireland, you can apply for a proof of vaccination certificate for international travel.
Information on how to apply for proof of vaccination is available at:
Travelling within the Common Travel Area (CTA)
There are no restrictions or testing requirements if you’re travelling from one region to another within the CTA (UK, Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland).
This includes travelling to Northern Ireland via the Republic of Ireland from overseas. However, you will still need to follow their rules:
Travelling to Northern Ireland for work
If you are travelling to Northern Ireland to work, there is no legal requirement to carry out bespoke testing for Coronavirus (COVID-19).