Travellers from GB to Ireland Advised to Take Daily Tests
People who travel to Ireland from Great Britain are advised to undertake daily lateral flow tests for five consecutive days after arrival, as per the Irish government stated on Thursday (December 9).
A statement from the taoiseach’s office said: “Passengers arriving from Great Britain are advised to undertake daily antigen tests for five consecutive days, beginning with the day of arrival (and to self-isolate immediately and seek a PCR test if they develop symptoms or have a positive antigen test).”
The latest advice comes because of concerns about the spread of the Omicron variant.
The UK Foreign Office says that, from December 5, anyone travelling to Ireland has had to show a negative Covid-19 test.
“This includes travellers from Great Britain, but not those whose journey originates in Northern Ireland,” says the advice.
“Travellers who have proof of vaccination or recovery from Covid-19 may show either a negative antigen test which was carried out by an approved professional no more than 48 hours before arrival in Ireland (not self-administered) or a negative PCR test which was carried out no more than 72 hours before arrival.
“Travellers who do not have a Digital Covid Certificate based on vaccination or recovery have to show a negative PCR test, taken no more than 72 hours before arrival in Ireland.”