In a major move, Ireland has removed all the travel restrictions that had been imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on to know what this means. By Anushka Goel
Starting Sunday, March 6, 2022, those travelling to Ireland need not show proof of vaccination, recovery, or even a negative PCR rest result on arrival, the latest update on the Ireland government website‘s travel portal states. What’s more, there is no longer any requirement of quarantine or post-arrival testing in the country, the update adds.
Ireland scraps travel restrictions imposed due to COVID-19
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A release by the government points out that apart from the scrapping of these restrictions, tourists entering the country will also not need to submit the Passenger Locator Form (PLF), or undergo any curbs imposed due to COVID-19, reports Schengen Visa Info. “Any individual that develops COVID-19 symptoms while in Ireland should follow the HSE (Health Service Executive) guidance in relation to isolation and undertaking antigen or PCR testing as appropriate,” the Irish government’s statement adds.
However, those that are transiting through Ireland to travel to Northern Irelan will still have to undergo the UK travel restrictions/requirements, along with submitting the United Kingdon Passenger Locator Form, the update adds.
This comes after several European countries such as Germany, Denmark, France and others have eased restrictions on travellers, some going as far as removing the mandatory mask compulsion in public places. The aim is to boost tourism and uplift the economy, at a time when the world is still grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic and recovering from the third wave. With many countries administering the booster shot to their citizens and vaccination rates soaring high, the fear of travel has reduced, and several nations are looking at this as a chance to hopefully boost tourism and welcome more people on their land.
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