Aer Lingus welcomes the revisions by Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, which will reduce restrictions for passengers traveling from North America to Ireland. Effective from November 29th, arrivals from U.S. 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 traveling 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 traveling from red zone areas and the U.S. 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;
- You can change your flight for free as often as you need on any route or fare until May 31st.
- Choose our Plus, Smart, Advantage, or Flex fare, and you can get a voucher if you decide not to travel.
- Choose our Advantage fare, and you’ll get a refund if you decide not to travel.
For further information, including testing options, visit www.aerlingus.com.