COVID-19 Information

Please note: this page will be updated regularly as we receive new information.

Last update: 19 July 2022

Effective Travel regulations in Ireland: 

  • Travellers to Ireland are not required to show proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or a negative PCR test result upon arrival.
  • Travellers to Ireland are no longer asked to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form.
  • Travellers transiting from overseas to Northern Ireland via Ireland ports or airports still need to comply with UK travel requirements. This includes completing a UK Passenger Locator Form.

Any individual that develops COVID-19 symptoms while in Ireland should follow the HSE guidance in relation to isolation and undertaking antigen or PCR testing as appropriate.

COVIC 19 Guidelines

The health and safety of the World Library and Information Congress participants are IFLA’s highest priorities. IFLA strictly abides by the Irish Government rules. You can read about health advice in place in Ireland.

COVID-19 is still with us. There are critical components which still require our collective vigilance to protect each other and the most vulnerable:

  • isolate if you are symptomatic (even if you are fully vaccinated and boosted) or if you are diagnosed with COVID-19
  • continue to manage risk for yourself and others around you. You can do this by maintaining basic hand and respiratory hygiene and physical distancing.
  • Face masks are no longer mandatory in Ireland. However, they are still advised on public transport and in healthcare settings.


At the Convention Centre, IFLA recommends that you

  • Maintain basic hand and respiratory hygiene measures at all time.
  • Wash your hands frequently. Hand sanitizers will be available in all CCD common areas.
  • Allow for social distancing when possible.
  • Bring your own mask and take your own responsibility if you wish to wear it in the Convention Centre. Consider wearing a mask at all indoor events including, but not limited, to meetings, the convention center, on the exhibit floor, and on shuttle buses regardless of whether it is required by law at the time of the Conference.
  • Not attend the Conference if you have knowingly been exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19 within ten (10) days prior to the Conference or if you are experiencing or have experienced COVID-19 symptoms within the ten (10) days prior to the Conference.

In the interests of the health & safety of all attendees, event personnel, and the broader community, the conference venue (CCD) and IFLA apply safe measures:

  • Hand sanitizers available in all common areas
  • Robust cleaning regime
  • Improved fresh air circulation in line with latest CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) guidance and recommendations
  • Test Centre next to CCD here
  • Randox Test Centres at the airport and in other locations in Dublin here

For official advice and news on Ireland and COVID-19, visit, the central government information portal. For advice on staying safe during the health crisis and to find out more about the services available in Ireland, please visit Ireland’s Health Service Executive.