Please note that all travel is subject to COVID-19 Travel Advisory.
As of Saturday January 22nd 2022, many Covid restrictions in Ireland have been lifted.
- There is no home quarantine requirement for passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas. To be allowed entry to Ireland you need one of the following: proof of vaccination; proof of recovery; or PCR COVID-19 test result
- From 1st February 2022, vaccine certificates for primary vaccination series will not be accepted for travel if more than 270 days have passed since the final dose in the primary vaccine series - find out more HERE
- From July 12th 2021, a passenger locater form must be filled out online by anyone travelling to the island. As of January 22nd 2022, this is still the case.
- However, the public health advice is that if you are not vaccinated, you should avoid high-risk activities including international travel.
- Full updated information is available from the Government of Ireland website and the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Donegal is linked to the major cities of Dublin, Belfast, Derry, Sligo and Galway by Motorway and excellent road infrastructure.
- Eircode - Use Ireland's smart postcode system to find the exact location: www.eircode.ie
Travelling to Ireland from the UK – Brexit.
Visiting Ireland on a UK licence:
UK visitors to Ireland are not affected, there is no reason that you will not be able to drive in Ireland with your existing driving licence. You will not be required to carry an International Driving Permit with you in order to drive here, just ensure to carry your UK driving licence with you.
Motor Insurance and Green Cards (Proof of insurance):
Since 1 January 2021 a certificate called a ‘Green Card’ which is issued by your UK insurer, and proves that the vehicle is insured, will be required for vehicles from the UK, including Northern Ireland, being driven in Ireland or other EU Member States.
This means that since 1 January 2021, UK and Northern Ireland registered vehicles will require a Green Card for cross-border journeys on the island of Ireland.
A Green Card is a document that proves you have motor insurance cover when driving in another jurisdiction.
For up to date details please click here
Useful information on the Common Travel Area between Ireland and the UK is also available here
Car rental providers in County Donegal:
Donegal Airport offers car hire and airport transfer options for anyone travelling to Donegal.
- Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Letterkenny and Donegal Airport: Click here
- DMG Car & Van Hire, Donegal Town: Click here
- Kelly's Toyota, Letterkenny & Donegal Airport: Click here
Click HERE for details
Getting to Donegal has never been easier. Dublin, Belfast City and Belfast International Airports are less than 3 hours and 2 hours drive respectively. Donegal Airport is located in the heart of the Donegal Gaeltacht and the regional airports of City of Derry and Ireland West Airport are within 30 minutes and 2 hours drive also.
Donegal is serviced by first-class Ferry connections to Belfast and Larne with Scotland, England and the Isle of Man. New, high-speed vessels, enhanced on-board amenities, entertainment and shopping make the car ferry a very attractive way to go.
There are also ferry services available from Wales via Dublin’s two ports, Dublin Port and Dun Laoghaire. Connections to France are serviced by Corck and Rosslare Ports.
Get to Donegal direct from Dublin Airport with Expressway Routes 30 and X30, or to Letterkenny on Route 32. With free 4G WiFi, charging points, and reclining leather seats, you'll arrive well rested and fully-charged. There are also express buses serving the principal towns of Donegal from Dublin, Belfast, Derry and other major cities.
Route 30: Return service from Donegal Town to Dublin City (via Dublin Airport)
Route X30: Direct express return service from Donegal Town to Dublin City (via Dublin Airport)
Route 32: Return service from Letterkenny to Dublin City (via Dublin Airport)
Route 64: Return service from Derry to Galway (via Knock Airport)
Local Bus services link towns and villages.
Local Ferry Services
> Follow the link HERE
for more information