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Published on January 6th, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer

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New Travel Guidelines for COVID-19

All travellers flying into Ireland will soon be required to produce a negative Covid-19 test on arrival. The new rules will require anyone flying into Ireland to produce a negative PCR test result received within three days before arrival. These new regulations come into force on Saturday 9th January. Failure to produce a negative test result could lead to a fine of up to €2,500 and/or up to six months in jail.

The ban on travel from the UK and South Africa was due to end on 6th January but this has been extended for another 48 hours. The initial ban was announced on 20th December for a period of 48 hours but this was extended amid concerns of the growing numbers of COVID positive cases from the new strain of the virus found in the UK.

The Department of Foreign Affairs is continuing to advise against all non essential foreign travel to and from Ireland as the numbers of positive COVID cases continue to rise.

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