Covid rules for people travelling to Ireland to be removed this weekend
The requirements will be scrapped from midnight.
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has confirmed that the current Covid-19 rules for people travelling into Ireland are to be removed this weekend.
The changes, which will take effect from Sunday, mean that those entering the State will no longer need a Covid cert or be required to fill out a passenger locator form.
It comes as the Government aims to make it easier for people from Ukraine fleeing the war to arrive in Ireland.
"I’ve just signed the regulations removing the Covid requirements for incoming international passengers," the Health Minister said in a statement posted to Twitter.
"These were the last remaining Covid regs.
"Effective from midnight tonight.
"Another step forward in our Covid efforts."
I’ve just signed the regulations removing the Covid requirements for incoming international passengers (Passenger Locator Form, proof of vaccine status / test). These were the last remaining Covid regs. Effective from midnight tonight. Another step forward in our Covid efforts. pic.twitter.com/dACL1LULem
— Stephen Donnelly (@DonnellyStephen) March 5, 2022
Meanwhile, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar wrote that while people will no longer need a Covid pass to enter Ireland, one is still needed to travel to many other countries in the European Union.
"Be sure to get your booster or third dose if you plan to travel abroad this summer," he said.
You will no longer need a Covid Pass to enter Ireland but you will still need it to get into many other EU countries. Be sure to get your booster or 3rd dose if you plan to travel abroad this summer https://t.co/84tVr5YPBy
— Leo Varadkar (@LeoVaradkar) March 5, 2022
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