26 Jan 2022

Cabinet agrees on new international travel rules

Cabinet agrees on new international travel rules

The new rules will remain in place for two weeks which will then be  followed by a review.

Cabinet has agreed that people arriving to Ireland will need a negative Covid-19 test from Friday December 3.

The new international travel rules come as concerns rise over the new, more transmissible variant, Omicron.

Passengers travelling into the country must produce either a negative antigen test taken within 48 hours before arrival or a PCR test taken within 72 hours

However, the antigen test has to be professionally done and cannot be self-administered and proof of either test will be requested in Irish airports.

The new rules are expected to remain in place for two weeks which will then be followed by a review.

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