Incoming passengers to Ireland will be required to provide negative Covid-19 test
Further restrictions are expected until at least the end of January.
The Cabinet is expected to sign off on new restrictions in Ireland today which will see new rules for people travelling to Ireland as well as the closure of schools and many areas of the construction sector.
It's expected that people travelling to Ireland from Britain and South Africa will be required to provide a negative Covid-19 test in the previous 72 hours, when the current ban on travel is expected to be lifted on Saturday.
This measure is then expected to be rolled out for all passengers entering the country, but people will still have to self isolate for 14 days upon arrival.
These recommendations, along with a host of others, were agreed by the Cabinet sub-committee on Covid on Tuesday and will be signed off by the Cabinet today.
It's expected that the Government will be returning to the type of severe restrictions seen during the early stages of 2020.
As reported on Tuesday, the Government is expected to announce the closure of schools until the end of January.
Meanwhile, non-essential retailers will no longer be allowed to offer a click and collect service which must instead be replaced by delivery.
These restrictions are set to remain in place until at least the end of the month.