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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

International Travel Update
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A number of changes to Northern Ireland’s international country travel lists have been confirmed.

From 0400hrs on Monday 30 August, the following changes will be introduced.

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Green list

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Demark, Lithuania, Finland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, the Azores and Canada have been added to the Green list. Anyone travelling to Northern Ireland from a country on the Green list must:

  • provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test result taken up to three days before departure
  • book and pay for a day two Covid-19 PCR test
  • complete a UK passenger locator form within 48 hours of departure

There is no requirement to self-isolate or book a day eight Covid-19 PCR test if travelling to Northern Ireland from a country on the Green list.

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Amber list

There are no changes to the Amber list.

Those returning from an Amber list country (and have not been in or passed through a red list country in the 10 days before arriving in Northern Ireland),  and who have been fully vaccinated under the UK, USA or EU  vaccination programmes, do not have to self-isolate or take the day eight post-arrival test.

However fully vaccinated people must still:

  • provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test result taken up to three days before departure
  • book and pay for a day two Covid-19 PCR test
  • complete a UK passenger locator form within  48 hours of departure

Anyone travelling from an Amber list country who hasn’t been fully vaccinated must:

  • provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test result taken up to three days before departure
  • book and pay for day two and day eight Covid-19 PCR tests
  • complete a UK passenger locator form either on arrival, or in the 48 hours before arrivalh
  • self-isolate for 10 days

Red list

Thailand and Montenegro will be added to the Red list.

Anyone travelling to Northern Ireland from a country on the Red list must:

  • provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test result taken up to three days before departure
  • complete a UK passenger locator form within 48 hours of departure
  • book and enter managed isolation (hotel quarantine) for 10 days, which includes post-arrival tests

The latest advice and rules on travel are available on nidirect.

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