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Ireland Lifts All Travel Restrictions Imposed Due to COVID-19

Travellers from other countries who plan to enter Ireland are no longer subject to entry requirements after the latter’s authorities have decided to abolish all the restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19.

The Irish government announced that travellers from other countries are no longer required to present proof of vaccination or recovery from the Coronavirus. Besides, they are also exempted from the requirement to fill in the Passenger Locator Form (PLF), SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

The Irish government confirmed that travellers from other countries are eligible to enter Ireland restriction-free from March 6.

“There are no post-arrival testing or quarantine requirements for travellers to Ireland. Travel carriers will not ask to check a PLF receipt prior to travelling to Ireland. 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 pointed out through a statement.

However, all passengers who plan to transit through Ireland to visit Northern Ireland will still be required to follow the UK travel requirements, including completing an Untied Kingdom Passenger Locator Form.

According to the figures provided by the World Health Organisation (WHO), authorities in Ireland have registered a total of 1,311,105 cases of Coronavirus infection since the start of the pandemic, while a total of 6,527 people have died during the same period.

In addition, the figures provided by WHO also reveal that in the last seven days, a total of 23,269 people have tested positive for the Coronavirus in Ireland, while a total of 56 people have died during the same period.

Following the example of other European countries, authorities in Ireland have also lifted the majority of restrictions imposed due to the Coronavirus in an effort to help many industries recover from the damages caused by the virus, especially the travel and tourism sector.

In this regard, authorities in Ireland previously announced that they decided to permit Irish passport holders who have received the booster shot outside the European Union to apply for the new COVID-19 certificate.

In addition, authorities in Ireland last month announced that they decided to lift most of the remaining restrictions from February 28, despite the epidemiological situation and the rapid spread of the Omicron variant in Ireland and other countries.

According to authorities in Ireland, the new changes included abolishing the requirement of wearing a face mask. Besides, the physical distancing measures were also lifted.

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