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Published on Monday, July 19, 2021

Ireland opens to fully-vaccinated UK visitors

Fully vaccinated British citizens can now visit Ireland restriction-free.

It means no Covid tests are required for fully-jabbed British travellers or quarantine.

"We are pleased to confirm this change in arrangements to welcome British visitors. The Covid pandemic has been tough on everyone and these changes will afford many people an opportunity to reconnect with family and friends in a way that hasn't been possible for a long time," said Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland.

"Ireland's tourism industry has adopted a safety charter to ensure the wellbeing of both our guests and hospitality workers."

Before arriving in Ireland, British visitors will need to complete an online Passenger Locator Form which will be checked by their air or sea carrier before departure.

On arrival in Ireland, British visitors will need to have proof of full vaccination, such as showing the NHS App Covid Pass, a vaccination status letter or their NHS vaccine paper card.

Passengers without proof of vaccination will require evidence of a negative RT-PCR test result within 72 hours prior to arrival in Ireland and will have to quarantine for 14 days or a minimum of 5 days if they prove negative with a second PCR test provided by the Health Service Executive in Ireland on day 5.

Children under the age of 12 will not need to take a PCR test prior to travelling to Ireland.

However, children aged 12 to 17, who are not fully-vaccinated, will need to show a negative RT-PCR test result on arrival in Ireland, even when travelling with fully vaccinated adults.

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