Ireland Set to Drop Covid Test for Vaccinated Arrivals
(Bloomberg) -- Vaccinated people arriving into Ireland will no longer need a negative Covid-19 test, following a government decision Wednesday.
Arrivals with a valid digital Covid Certificate or another proof of recent infection or vaccination will not require a test to enter the country.
The decision reverses measures introduced a month ago to stem the spread of the omicron variant of Covid-19. The rule is no longer necessary as the variant is now dominant in Ireland, Prime Minister Micheal Martin told reporters in Dublin.
Unvaccinated travelers will still a need a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival, according to national broadcaster RTE.
Ireland reported 21,302 cases on Jan. 5, near a record of more than 23,000 on New Year’s day. The country’s 7-day incident rate is among the highest in Europe. 91% of over-12s were fully vaccinated as of Jan. 3 and 52% had received a booster jab.
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