You should not travel in or out of Northern Ireland except where it is essential to do so.

If you are arriving into Northern Ireland from within the Common Travel Area (the Republic of Ireland, Great Britain, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands) and you plan to remain here for at least 24 hours, you must self-isolate upon arrival for 10 days in the same way as international arrivals. 

If you are arriving into Northern Ireland from within the Common Travel Area to provide health or social care, or to provide an emergency service, you are not subject to these requirements. However you should consult with your employer before travelling or attending work, who will then advise you on the best course of action.

Further guidance is available here.


Following an increase in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, additional restrictions have been introduced for people living in Northern Ireland. These are aimed at limiting the chances for the virus to spread between households.

You should not allow people you do not live with into your home, except for  for bubbling with one other household and certain other exemptions.

Everyone can also help stop COVID-19 spreading by:

  • Avoiding touching your face and washing your hands as soon as you get home.
  • If you go outside stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people.
  • Wearing a face covering in enclosed spaces where social distancing is not possible.

Remember, you can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

A covid-19 symptom checker is available here.

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