Update- Ireland reduces restrictions on US entry

Aer Lingus says it welcomes changes on entry to Ireland from US and Canada
Aer Lingus welcomes the revisions by Ireland's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to the testing regime which will reduce restrictions for passengers travelling from North America to Ireland. Effective from 29th November, arrivals from US  and Canada will not be expected to continue to restrict movements following receipt of a negative/not-detected result from a Covid-19 PCR test taken a minimum of five days after arrival in Ireland. 

Aer Lingus also welcomes the exemption for passengers with an essential function from the requirement to undergo restricted movement or testing while exercising this essential function. We note that this includes critical occupations, students and persons travelling for imperative family or business reasons. This exemption will allow passengers with an essential function to travel without restriction.

These changes represent positive steps towards facilitating increased safe international travel, which is critical to the Irish economy.

David Shepherd, Aer Lingus Chief Commercial Officer, “Aer Lingus believes that the changes to entry to Ireland for passengers travelling from red zone areas and the US and Canada, along with positive developments regarding vaccines, the introduction of improved testing regimes, and our new flexible booking options - including the ability to change any flight on any fare type up to two hours before travel for free* - will help to encourage greater demand for international travel in 2021. And with great value prices on direct flights to Ireland, now is the time to book to have something to look forward to in 2021.” 

Aer Lingus ‘Book with Confidence’ allows for lots of new ways to keep your flights flexible in case your plans change;
·       Free Changes*: You can change your flight for free as often as you need on any route and any fare until 31 May 2021.
·       Guaranteed Voucher: Choose our Plus, Smart, Advantage or Flex fare and you can get a voucher if you decide not to travel. 
·       Cash Refund: Choose our Advantage fare and you’ll get a refund if you decide not to travel. 
For further information, including testing options please visit www.aerlingus.com.