Passengers to Ireland from some regions won’t have to quarantine for 14 days from this Sunday.
People travelling from regions designated as orange under the EU’s traffic light system will need to provide valid proof of a negative Covid test taken within three days before they travelled.
At the moment, people who visit Ireland from regions designated as orange have to self-isolate for 14 days.
Transport Minister Eamon Ryan said: “It may see a return to travel for essential work in a way that gives us that benefit for the economy as well as protecting public health.”
“There’s a perception among airlines and airports that more needs to be done to help them, I agree more can be done.”
“The current requirement to restrict movement for 14 days following arrival from a red region remains,” he said.
“The Government agrees that as soon as practical, this can be waived following a negative result from an approved PCR Covid-19 testing taken five days after arrival here, having restricted their movements in the interim.”