No quarantine for fully vaccinated holidaymakers to Ireland

Ferry to Ireland

Caravanners heading off to Ireland from the UK no longer need to quarantine when they arrive or return if they have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, it has been confirmed.

Irish Ferries still has availability on its sailings between Holyhead and Dublin, and Pembroke and Rosslare for peak times this summer.

Nora Costello, consumer marketing and sales director at Irish Ferries, said: “We are delighted to welcome leisure passengers on board our ferries servicing our UK to Ireland routes.

“While we have continued operating during the pandemic to support essential travel and services, we are excited to now enable families and friends to reunite after almost a year and a half apart, and to facilitate holidays and business trips once more.”

Among the popular activities recommended on a visit to Ireland is taking an epic road trip along the Wild Atlantic Way, which covers no less than 2,500 km hugging the coastline.

Tackling the iconic route in a caravan or motorhome represents great flexibility and a chance to enjoy the beauty of both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland on your own terms.

Taking a leisure vehicle on the ferry is relatively straightforward, but it’s important to know its dimensions and book the right category.

Select from:

  • Up to 2.25m high and less than 8m long, where the height including any roof items does not exceed 2.25m high (7ft 6ins) and the length does not exceed 8m (26ft 8ins).
  • Over 2.25m high and less than 8m long, where the height including roof items exceeds 2.25m (7ft 6ins) and the length is less than 8m (26ft 8ins).
  • Over 8m long, where the length of the vehicle including rear racks is over 8m long (26ft 8ins) but less than 12m long (39 ft 5ins). The height is irrelevant.
  • Any vehicles over 12m long must be booked at freight rates.

Ms Costello added: “Ireland holds a very special place in many people’s hearts, and we look forward to providing those people with our warm Irish-style hospitality and charm when they travel with us.”