Rásaíocht Con Éireann / Greyhound Racing Ireland has compiled some of the key information for anyone wishing to the travel to Great Britain / Mainland UK for racing events.

Before you leave for the UK

Please refer to the UK Government website for the latest advice and requirements for travel to the UK.   

You will need to:

•            complete a passenger locator form

Before you return to /enter Ireland

 Please refer to the Department of Foreign Affairs website for the latest information regarding travel into Ireland  

You will need to:

  • Provide evidence of a negative/not-detected PCR COVID-19 test within the 72 hours prior to arrival in Ireland.   

The onus is on the person(s) travelling with a greyhound to Great Britain / Mainland UK to ensure they are full aware of any requirements at the time of travel and comply with these for both entry into the UK and their re-entry to Ireland. The information may be subject to change and you are advised to always research the most-recent requirements in advance.

In summary the current requirements are:

-          For a return trip of less than 72 hours receive a negative/not detected COVID-19 PCR test in Ireland; travel to the UK attending a race event/trial; return to Ireland within 72 hours of date of that negative test.

-          If stay in the UK is more than 72  Hours or the date of return is more than 72 hours from the date of your negative result in Ireland, then you must have evidence of a negative/not detected PCR COVID-19 test completed in the UK before re-entering Ireland.

-          On return –self isolate for 14 days or get a PCR COVID-19 test taken no less than 5 days after arrival in Ireland. If the result is negative/ not detected then one can come out of isolation (in line with the current requirements).