Cork Airport

Pre-Departure COVID-19 Screening

Before travelling to/from Ireland, passengers should consult the Irish Government Department of Foreign Affairs website for its latest travel advice and guidance, details are available at

In the case of departing passengers, it is important to note that some countries, including those in the EU, may require visitors to have a negative COVID-19 test result in advance of travel, either to enter the country in the first place and/or eliminate the requirement to quarantine on arrival. In most cases, a certificate showing the negative COVID-19 test result must confirm this test has been performed within 72 hours of arriving in the country, state or region. 

These requirements change frequently and passengers are advised to check the current COVID-19 entry requirements for a particular country, state or region before departing Ireland. They can find the latest and most up to date information regarding entry restrictions to EU countries at

RocDoc, a private health check company, provides RT-PCR COVID-19 testing at Cork Airport, with results available within 1-2 working days. The testing facility is located opposite the entrance to our Red Express car park which is sign-posted on approach. For more information on how to book a pre-departure COVID-19 screening test, please follow the details below. 

Book a RocDoc COVID-19 test via their portal on

You can also call RocDoc direct by telephoning 01 969 7893.

Pre-Departure COVID-19 Screening - Important Passenger Information

Passengers should carefully check the COVID-19 entry requirements for a particular country, state or region before travel. In some cases, entry requirements may apply to passengers transferring through an airport en route to another destination. 

The entry requirements for each location across the world can change rapidly in-line with local measures to prohibit the spread of COVID-19. Many governments prohibit entry for tourists and business travellers and may prohibit all non-citizens entry to their country, state or region, so please ensure you have the most accurate and up to date information before travel. 

It is the responsibility of the passenger to ensure that any test certificate issued from a COVID-19 testing facility sufficiently meets the local entry requirements of the destination country, state or region including any connecting airport requirements. Certain locations may require the test result to be translated into the local language at each location. Passengers should check local requirements and keep up to date as they evolve.  

The testing facilities named above is a third-party commercial testing facility and is not part of daa plc or Cork Airport. Accordingly, daa plc does not accept any responsibility or liability for these services, including but not limited to the results provided by these services, the costs of the services or the turnaround times.