Austria and Italy among 11 countries removed from mandatory hotel quarantine list
Two countries have also been added to the list.
Ireland has removed 11 countries from its mandatory hotel quarantine list, including Austria and Italy.
The other countries that have been taken off the list are Armenia, Aruba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Curaçao, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, North Macedonia and Ukraine - with the removal in effect from today.
Meanwhile, Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has announced his intention to add an additional two states to the list - Anguilla and Nepal.
Passengers from these countries that arrive in Ireland after 4am on Wednesday, 12 May will be required to enter quarantine in a designated hotel.
In a statement on Saturday evening, the Department of Health revealed the decision to add these states to the mandatory hotel quarantine list was taken following advice from Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan.
All travellers into Ireland must have a negative pre-departure Covid-19 test and those from countries not on the mandatory hotel quarantine list must undergo home quarantine.
For the full list of countries on the mandatory hotel quarantine list, see here.
Earlier today, meanwhile, Minister of State for European Affairs Thomas Byrne said that Digital Green Certificates could be implemented in Ireland as early as the end of June or at the "very latest" mid-August.