Vaccinated Travellers Will Soon be Able to Enter Ireland Without A Corona Test
Ireland will soon relax its entry policy. According to Prime Minister Micheál Martin, international travellers who have been vaccinated against corona or who have recently recovered will no longer have to show a negative corona test.
They can suffice with their vaccination or recovery certificate.
Ireland tightened its entry policy last month to prevent the spread of the omikron variant in Ireland. Nevertheless, this variant is currently dominant in the country. Irish media writes that unvaccinated travellers will still have to show a PCR test if the relaxation takes effect. It is not clear when the new rules will come into effect.
Prime Minister Martin believes that the current corona measures in Ireland are effective. It is possible that health authorities will propose changes to the policy at the end of this week. Martin speaks of “challenging weeks in January”. He expects to receive more information about the precise effects of the omikron variant in the coming week. That information can influence government decisions.
The Irish republic introduced stricter corona measures in December. For example, catering establishments must close at 8 p.m. (local time), and indoor events may not have more than a thousand visitors.