The Irish government announced that it has ended the mandatory hotel quarantine requirement for all travelers and will be lifting many COVID-related restrictions on Oct. 22.

Key Points:

  • As of Sept. 25, travelers arriving in Ireland are no longer required to quarantine at hotel, but still must:
    • Present a negative pre-travel PCR test or proof of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19.
    • Complete a home-based quarantine.
    • Fill out a Passenger Locator Form before entering Ireland.
  • On Oct. 22, authorities will lift the majority of remaining internal restrictions including, but not limited to:
    • Face masks outdoors and at indoor private settings.
    • Physical/social distancing.
    • Vaccination, immunity or testing certifications as a prerequisite to enter events.
    • Restrictions to high-risk activities.

Additional Information: The Irish government may reintroduce and implement new heath requirements and internal restrictions if the situation worsens.

BAL Analysis: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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