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Published on January 14th, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer

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New Rules for all Arriving Passengers to Ireland

The Irish Government has announced that from Saturday 16th January, all passengers arriving into the State must have a negative or not detected COVID-19 PCR test, taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival into Ireland. Passengers may be required to produce a negative test prior to boarding a flight to Ireland but they must produce the evidence to Immigration Officers upon arrival in Ireland.

Any passengers arriving from red or grey list regions on the EU traffic light system and all other locations outside of Europe should restrict their movements for 14 days after arrival. Passengers arriving from green and orange regions will not be required to restrict their movements on arrival, but must follow the local public health guidance. Currently, there is no region in Europe on the Green list. Finland, Greece and Iceland are the only Orange areas on the latest EU traffic light system list.

Passengers that arrive into Ireland without being able to produce evidence of a Negative test are deemed to have committed an offence which is punishable by a fine of up to €2500 and/or six months in prison. Children under six years of age are not required to take a test. Also, transport workers such are pilots and crew are also exempt

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