Detailed up-to-date advice on covid-related requirements for international travel to Ireland can be found at the Government of Ireland website. At present no certification of vaccination or recovery is required for entry to Ireland (this could change, and the link above has official up to date information).

At the conference, participants are advised to wear face masks indoors, and some will be available at the registration desk. They can be purchased at pharmacies and most supermarkets and convenience stores. The venue has several hand sanitizer dispensers.

Unfortunately the conference is not in a position to render direct assistance with quarantine or other associated arrangements, should an attendee contract Covid-19 while in Ireland. Participants may wish to have contingency plans in mind in advance for this eventuality. Please see this advice from the health service, on what to do if symptoms of Covid develop. Rapid antigen test kits are available from pharmacies and supermarkets.

For participants who require a negative Covid-19 test for travel to another country after the conference, tests for travel purposes are provided (by appointment) in Galway (and at Dublin Airport) by an agency called Randox, and also by Staunton’s Pharmacy in Lower Salthill. Contact details for both can be found at the above links. Staunton’s is probably a more convenient location, the Randox premises is further away and most easily accessible by taxi. Another option is to arrange an antigen test with Randox at the airport, in advance of departure.