The requirement for passengers to have a negative Covid test to enter the country is to be scrapped from tomorrow.

Cabinet Ministers have agreed to lift the measure, which was brought in to little avail to slow the importation of Omicron cases.  The decision has been made as the new variant accounts for 95 per cent of all cases of the virus here.

Previous rules will once again apply from tomorrow. This means that passengers travelling into the country by sea or air will need to show their EU Digital Covid Certs, show they are recovered, fully vaccinated or have tested negative on a PCR test.

The proposal was brought to Cabinet ministers this morning following the advice of the Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan.

Emma Kilkelly of Kilkelly Travel Castlebar told Midwest News this lunchtime that this development is very welcome and a good news story for many today...




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