ATLANTA, Georgia: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that Americans avoid travel to Ireland, even if among those who are fully vaccinated.
The CDC noted that "even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk of getting and spreading Covid-19 variants".
The CDC also advised Americans against traveling to 16 "Level 4" destinations, including Ireland, noting that travelers should "follow recommendations or requirements in Ireland, including wearing a mask and staying 6 feet apart from others".
The other countries ranked at Level 4 include Andorra, Curacao, Gibraltar, Greece, Guadeloupe, Iran, Isle of Man, Kazakhstan, Lesotho, Libya, Malta, Martinique, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Since March of 2020, non-US nationals or permanent residents have not been allowed to enter the United States if they have been in a designated country, including Ireland, within the last 14-days.
Under current guidelines, travelers arriving from the U.S. to Ireland must complete a Covid-19 Passenger Locator Form, and have valid proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative PCR test within 72 hours of arrival.