Regulations governing international travel to Northern Ireland

The rules for travelling to Northern Ireland depend on your vaccination status and the countries you're travelling from or passing through.

They are regularly reviewed to limit travel restrictions to an absolute minimum and are only maintained for the protection of public health in the response to Coronavirus.

They provide for a system of ‘red list countries' and ‘non-red list countries’ to which different restrictions can be applied, minimising the spread of the disease and the disruption to the traveller.

There are no red list countries.

If cases rise suddenly in a particular country, it may be necessary to re-introduce it as a red-list country. At that time, the travel restrictions for this country will be reviewed and may be updated.

The latest rules for travelling to Northern Ireland from a red-list country is available at:

Non-red list travelling to or from Northern Ireland if fully vaccinated

The rules for travelling to Northern Ireland from:

  • abroad
  • abroad via Great Britain or the Republic of Ireland
  • within the Common Travel Area (CTA)

or

if you are travelling through Northern Ireland to:

  • the Republic of Ireland
  • Great Britain, Guernsey, Jersey or the Isle of Man

are available at:

Non-red list travelling to or from Northern Ireland if not fully vaccinated

The rules for travelling to Northern Ireland from:

  • abroad
  • abroad via Great Britain or the Republic of Ireland
  • within the Common Travel Area (CTA)

or

if you are travelling via Northern Ireland to:

  • the Republic of Ireland
  • Great Britain, Guernsey, Jersey or the Isle of Man

are available at:

You can find more information if you are travelling to Northern Ireland from a non-red list list country by following the most recent government advice.

If you have any questions about travel, self-isolation or testing you can contact the ISE team ise@ulster.ac.uk