Trade Reassurance Video
The island of Ireland will be ready when the time is right to welcome visitors back to our spectacular shores. In the meantime Tourism Ireland has produced a trade reassurance video to highlight some of the beautiful scenery, attractions and warm welcome that will still be here for our visitors.
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Ireland and Northern Ireland's Green Lists
The Irish Government has published its 'green list' where the travel advice is to take normal precautions.
People arriving to the Republic of Ireland from the countries on the list will not have to restrict their movements for 14 days. Please click here to view the most up to date version of the list.
Similarly. the Northern Ireland Government has published its Countries and Territories exemptions list where the travel advice is to take normal precautions.
People arriving to Northern Ireland from the countries on the list will not have to restrict their movements for 14 days. Please click here to view the most up to date version of the list.
These lists will be reviewed reguarly.
Trade Webinar 15th July 2020
Tourism Ireland along with partners Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Northern Ireland recently presented information on safety protocols and the opening of businesses in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland respectively in a webinar on July 15th 2020. The information in this webinar is aimed at overseas tour operators and is based on safety protocols and safety charters created in response to Covid-19. The information is up to date as at the 15th of July 2020 and will be revised as further government updates are announced. To access the webinar please click here.
A message from Tourism Ireland CEO Niall Gibbons
A message of support from Tourism Ireland CEO Niall Gibbons. To access please click here
Island of Ireland safety marks are available to view here
Industry Guidelines for Re-opening
Fáilte Ireland, in collaboration with industry groups, has created a series of guidelines for re-opening tailored to the various sectors of the Irish tourism industry within the Republic of Ireland. The guidelines are designed to equip tourism and hospitality businesses with the necessary information and advice to enable them to re-open safely. The guidelines will be regularly updated in line with Government public health advice as and when this advice evolves. The Industry Guidelines for the reopening of various sectors can be accessed via the Fáilte Ireland site here .
COVID-19 and travel to the island of Ireland
COVID-19 and travel to the island of Ireland
In common with many countries around the world, there is number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on the island of Ireland and unprecedented efforts have been taken to limit the spread of the virus. The authorities in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland are taking measures to protect public safety and limit the further spread of the virus.
You can get the most up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19 in Northern Ireland at the official Public Health Agency Northern Ireland’s website.
The latest information and support about COVID-19 in the Republic of Ireland can be found on the Health Service Executive’s website.
If you are considering travelling to the island of Ireland, you should be aware that these measures are likely to have a significant impact on the availability of services and attractions throughout the island, and events of certain sizes, both indoors and outdoors, have been cancelled. While healthcare throughout the island is of a high standard, you can expect all systems to be under significant pressure until further notice.
CSO 2019 December Arrivals
In December 2019, 779k overseas direct arrivals were welcomed to the Republic of Ireland, resulting in an increase of +5.5% (+41k volume) arrivals compared to December 2018.
• Great Britain has increased in arrivals by +7% accounting for an extra +20k arrivals over December 2018
• Mainland Europe also saw significant growth of +10% (+26k volume)
• North America arrivals saw a decline of -5% (-7k fewer) arrivals
• Other Areas arrivals grew by +5% (+2.4k volume)
Island of Ireland Safety Marks
Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Northern Ireland have been working closely with the tourism industry as they prepare to re-open and safety marks have put in place in Ireland and Northern Ireland. These marks are designed to reassure you and your clients that the industry partner has committed to adhering to the correct safety measures and hygiene protocols. They will put these measures in place while also ensuring a very enjoyable experience and a warm welcome for all visitors. The health and safety of all our visitors will be the priority, but we will ensure they are protected alongside a very warm Irish welcome. To view click here
Ireland to host Ryder Cup 2026
To top off a great week for golf on the island of Ireland, Adare Manor has been announced as the host for the Ryder Cup in 2026. The five-star property is located in Co. Limerick, approximately 30 minutes from Shannon airport. The hotel has 104 guest rooms and offers a range of activities on site including falconry, archery and of course, golf.