Travel restrictions are still in effect in Northern Ireland. Stay at home messaging has been relaxed, with current advice to ‘stay local.’
Guidance and exemptions for travel within Northern Ireland, the Common Travel Area, and internationally can be found here.
Travel within the Common Travel Area
If you are arriving into Northern Ireland from within the Common Travel Area (including the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Isle of Man and Channel Islands) and plan to remain here for at least 24 hours, public health advice is to self-isolate upon arrival for 10 days, unless you are exempt.
Anyone travelling to Northern Ireland from outside the Common Travel Area, including British and Irish nationals returning home, must:
- provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result taken up to three days before departure
- provide your journey and contact details by completing the UK online Passenger Locator Form
- self-isolate for 10 days
From Friday 16 April, you must:
- enter managed isolation (hotel quarantine) for 10 days if travelling from a ‘red list’ country, or self-isolate for 10 days if travelling from a non ‘red list’ country – the day you arrive will be treated as day zero
- book a day two and eight test kit if travelling from non ‘red list’ countries
Anyone not complying with the regulations may be refused boarding by the airline or carrier and/ or fined on arrival.
Further information about international travel can be found here.
Travel within Northern Ireland
Note that face coverings are legally mandatory on public transport since 10 July 2021.
All passengers above primary school age must now wear a face covering on all forms of passenger transport and in stations, unless they are exempt, for example due to a disability.