Ireland’s Fine Gael calls for quarantine rules to be relaxed for UK travellers

This comes after the cabinet on Monday signed off on travel restrictions meaning unvaccinated UK passengers will be forced to quarantine at home for at least 10 days and get two negative PCR tests before they can leave. [Shutterstock/abd]

Fine Gael ministers are asking for home quarantining measures to be scrapped for travellers from the UK, the Irish Independent reported.

This comes after the cabinet on Monday signed off on travel restrictions meaning unvaccinated UK passengers will be forced to quarantine at home for at least 10 days and get two negative PCR tests before they can leave.

Vaccinated travellers from the UK will still have to quarantine for at least five days and get a negative COVID-19 test before they can leave.

At the cabinet meeting, it was agreed that the National Public Health Emergency Team will be asked to examine if vaccinated people should be able to avoid the need to quarantine and get a PCR test on arrival in Ireland. (Paula Kenny | EURACTIV.com)

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