All passengers arriving into Ireland will have to provide a negative Covid-19 test taken prior to departure from Saturday, the Government said.
For people arriving from countries not on the Travel Corridor list, they will still be required to complete a mandatory self-isolation period, and the Travel Corridors list is regularly reviewed to manage the risk of imported cases of COVID-19 from high-risk countries. Passengers will still be required to fill in a passenger locator form and be subject to national lockdown restrictions...
Previously, only travellers from Great Britain and South Africa had to provide evidence of a negative PCR COVID-19 test.
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The United Kingdom (UK) has introduced mandatory Covid-19 testing for all worldwide arrivals effective from 04:00 GMT on Friday, January 15, 2021. Carriers may deny boarding to those who do not have a negative test result.
The new rules apply to nearly every country in the world, including those on England's travel corridor list, and further compliance checks are due to be conducted by Border Force staff. Reports have it that Canada, Ireland, and the USA government has also introduced similar rules to prevent the spread of the virus.
Permitted travellers will need to take their test up to 72 hours before departure, and this will apply irrespective of whether a country is on the travel corridor list.
It requires travelers to be tested within three days before leaving for the US and to provide written documentation of a negative result. Full details of requirements can be found at www.gov.uk.More news: CES 2021: LG showcased its first-ever rollable smartphone at the event
Canada said December 30 that it would require air travelers entering the country to obtain a negative test. For the United Kingdom requirement that went through last month, airlines can be subject to criminal penalties if they fail to comply, and passengers can be subject to criminal penalties if they willfully give false or misleading information. This decision reflects current infrastructure challenges in these countries, including limited COVID-19 testing capacity and heightened demand for tests. Further exemptions will be set out on GOV.UK.
Those who travel indirectly from South Africa must self-isolate for 10 days.
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