LATEST TRAVEL ADVICE

Updated: 23rd May

If you have booked a holiday, or are planning one soon, please follow the link for the country you're travelling to below.

We also recommend visiting the DFA travel advice pages for the latest information on your destination. You can also sign up for the DFA Travel Wise Twitter account so you automatically receive the latest travel updates.

Key Things To Note

  • All vaccinated travellers and children under 12 years of age can go to most of our destinations without testing (current exceptions: for entry to Italy only children under 6 years of age are not required to test). It is anticapted that Italy will align with all other EU destinations very soon.

  • Unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated travellers 12 years of age and over need to produce a negative test for our destinations (note: for entry to Italy it is a requirement for anyone 6 years and older).

  • Most destinations only require the EU Passenger Locator Form (PLF) or similar form to be completed and submitted before your holiday.

  • On holiday, vaccinated travellers can enjoy all hospitality venues without restrictions. Those who are unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated can do the same in France but may need to test or prove recovery for other destinations. There may still be local advice to wear masks on public transport and in some public spaces.

Travel advice by country


FRANCE |  SPAIN  |  ITALY  |  CROATIA  |  NETHERLANDS  |  AUSTRIA

TRAVELLING TO FRANCE

FRANCE | Entry requirements
Adults vaccinated:Adults non-vaccinated:Children (aged 12-17 years):Children (under 12 years):
No test is required to enter France. Fully vaccinated means that you must have had both vaccines, and if your 2nd vaccine was over 270 days ago you must have had a booster.A negative test result is required (PCR no more than 72 hours before departure or a negative antigen no more than 48 hours before departure) OR proof of recovery required (dated more than 11 days and less than 6 months prior to the date of arrival).Fully vaccinated: Please see adult vaccinated info.
Not vaccinated  (or not fully vaccinated): entry into France is permitted, but  you will need to provide a negative test result (PCR no more than 72 hours before departure or a negative antigen no more than 48 hours before departure) OR proof of recovery required (dated more than 11 days and less than 6 months
No requirements for entry if accompanied by fully vaccinated adults.
What requirements are there before I travel to France?
You may need to complete the following form if you are flying (not required if you are travelling by ferry or Eurotunnel):
  1. Passenger Arrival Formhttps://passager.serveureos.org/Please note: when selecting your dialling code under contact details, 'Ireland' is listed in French. From the drop down menu, please select:353-Irlande
What Covid restrictions are there in France?
The 'pass vaccinal' (vaccine pass) is no longer required after 14th March. A health pass will still be in place, however this is only required for access to hospitals and care homes.  
To return to Ireland, what do I do?
 From Sunday 6th March 2022, you do not need to show any proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, proof of negative test or Irish passenger locator form receipt. There are no post-arrival testing or quarantine requirements for travel to Ireland.

Please make sure you check the advice regularly before you depart: www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/france/

TRAVELLING TO SPAIN

SPAIN | Entry requirements
Adults vaccinated:Adults non-vaccinated:Children (aged 12-17 years):Children (under 12 years):
No test is required to enter Spain. Fully vaccinated means that you must have had both vaccines, and if your 2nd vaccine was over 270 days ago you must have had a booster.A negative test result is required (PCR no more than 72 hours before departure or a negative antigen test no more than 48 hours before departure) OR proof of recovery required (dated more than 11 days and less than 6 months prior to the date of arrival).Fully vaccinated: Please see adult vaccinated info.
Not vaccinated  (or not fully vaccinated): entry into Spain is permitted, but you will need provide a negative test (PCR no more than 72 hours before departure or a negative antigen no more than 48 hours before departure) OR proof of recovery is required (dated more than 11 days and less than 6 months prior to the date of arrival).
No requirements for entry if accompanied by fully vaccinated adults.
What requirements are there before I travel to Spain?
All holidaymakers travelling by air or sea, aged 12 years and over who do not have a digital vaccination certificate or digital recovery proof, must complete and sign the online Health control form 48 hours before travel to get a QR code (hardcopy or digital) which has to be shown on arrival into Spanish ports and airports.:
https://www.spth.gob.es/
What Covid restrictions are there in Spain?
Most restrictions have now been lifted. Masks may still be needed on public transport.
To return to Ireland, what do I do?
From Sunday 6th March 2022, you do not need to show any proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, proof of negative test or Irish passenger locator form receipt. There are no post-arrival testing or quarantine requirements for travel to Ireland.

Please make sure you check the advice regularly before you depart: www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/spain/

TRAVELLING TO ITALY

ITALY | Entry requirements
Adults vaccinated:Adults non-vaccinated:Children (aged 12-17 years):Children (under 12 years):
No test is required to enter. Fully vaccinated means that you must have had both vaccines, and if your 2nd vaccine was over 270 days ago you must have had a booster.Until 31st May unvaccinated adults must show either a negative PCR taken within 72 hrs or antigen taken within 48 hrs OR a recovery certificate for Covid within the last 6 months..Fully vaccinated: Entry is permitted. Not vaccinated  (or not fully vaccinated): Until 31st May - children aged between 6-17 years need to provide a negative PCR test within 72 hrs OR a negative antigen test within 48 hrs before entering Italy OR a recovery certificate from Covid in the last 6 months.Children under 6 years of age are exempt from testing. Until 31st May unvaccinated (or not fully vaccinated) children aged between 6-17 years need to provide a negative PCR test within 72 hrs OR a negative antigen test within 48 hrs before entering Italy OR a recovery certificate from Covid in the last 6 months.
What requirements are there before I travel to Italy?
You no longer need to complete a EU Passenger Locator Form (PLF).

What Covid restrictions are there in Italy?

Green passes are no longer required to access services..
MASKSFrom 1 May to 15 June the use of masks, for anyone aged over 5 years, is compulsory on planes, ferries, trains & coaches, on public transport and in large indoor venues (e.g.theatres and cinemas).

To return to Ireland, what do I do?
You do not need to show any proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, proof of negative test or Irish passenger locator form receipt. There are no post-arrival testing or quarantine requirements for travel to Ireland.

Please make sure you check the advice regularly before you depart: www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/italy/

TRAVELLING TO CROATIA

Croatia | Entry requirements
Adults vaccinated:Adults non-vaccinated:Children (aged 12-17 years):Children (under 12 years):
No requirements to entry.No requirements to entry.No requirements to entry.No requirements to entry.
What requirements are there before I travel to Croatia?
The online entry form is no longer required.
What Covid restrictions are there in Croatia?
All restrictions have been lifted.
To return to Ireland, what do I do?
You do not need to show any proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, proof of negative test or Irish passenger locator form receipt. There are no post-arrival testing or quarantine requirements for travel to Ireland.

Please make sure you check the advice regularly before you depart: www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/croatia/

TRAVELLING TO NETHERLANDS

Netherlands | Entry requirements
Adults vaccinated:Adults non-vaccinated:Children (aged 12-17 years):Children (under 12 years):
No requirements to entry.No requirements to entry.No requirements to entry.No requirements to entry.
What requirements are there before I travel to The Netherlands?
No requirements.
What Covid restrictions are there in The Netherlands?
Most restrictions have now been lifted. Masks may still be needed on public transport.
To return to Ireland, what do I do?
From Sunday 6th March 2022, you do not need to show any proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, proof of negative test or Irish passenger locator form receipt. There are no post-arrival testing or quarantine requirements for travel to Ireland.

Please make sure you check the advice regularly before you depart: www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/the-netherlands/

TRAVELLING TO AUSTRIA

Austria | Entry requirements
Adults vaccinated:Adults non-vaccinated:Children (aged 12-17 years):Children (under 12 years):
No requirements to entry.No requirements to entry.No requirements to entry.No requirements to entry.
What requirements are there before I travel to Austria?
There are no special requirements.
What Covid restrictions are there in Austria?
Most restrictions have now been lifted. Masks may still be needed on public transport and in essential shops (such as supermarkets, pharmacies, post offices and banks).
To return to Ireland, what do I do?
From Sunday 6th March 2022, you do not need to show any proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, proof of negative test or Irish passenger locator form receipt. There are no post-arrival testing or quarantine requirements for travel to Ireland

Please make sure you check the advice regularly before you depart: www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/austria/


HERE TO HELP

Even though we don’t have customers on holiday at the moment, we’re still keeping ourselves up to date with the latest travel advice, so if you have questions please get in touch with our fully briefed team of experts.

We're on hand to answer your questions Monday - Friday 09:00 - 21:00, Saturday 09:00 - 17:00 and Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

You can contact us by:

✔ Calling 021 206 3010

✔ Emailing customerservices@alfresco-holidays.ie


Alternatively, for the latest advice on destination entry requirements please head to www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/ and select your destination country.