Ireland: negative Covid-19 test from this Friday required

Ireland: negative Covid-19 test from this Friday required

The Irish government has just announced that all people arriving at Irish ports and airports, whether they are fully vaccinated or not, will need a negative Covid-19 test from this Friday. Travellers can have either a professional antigen test taken a maximum of 48 hours prior to arrival, or a PCR test taken up to 72 hours earlier. The requirement for a negative test applies to all arrivals, including those from Britain.

The Department of Transport is in discussions with airlines and ferry companies to ensure certified antigen tests or PCR tests are checked before people board flights or boats to Ireland.

If you have students arriving to study at ISI Dublin or anywhere in Ireland this weekend, please inform them immediately of this new measure.