Ireland plans to end 14-day quarantine.

This week Ireland is likely to announce that it will lift its 14-day quarantine restriction and testing requirement for holidaymakers coming from Britain. This will coincide with a multi-million pound tourist board campaign encouraging people to visit this summer.

Because Ireland is part of the Common Travel Area, Britons visiting the Emerald Isle won’t need to quarantine on return to the UK. They also won’t need to fill in passenger locator forms. Ireland was the UK’s fifth most popular tourism destination pre-pandemic, coming in just behind Spain, France, Italy and the USA in 2019.

Germany bans non-essential travel for UK travellersGermany bans all non-essential travel from the UK

Germany has classified the UK as an “area of variant concern” due to the increase in cases of more infectious strains of COVID-19, such as the one that originated in India.

German Ambassador Andreas Michaelis said that the decision was not taken lightly, and that all available data and sources were looked at. The tighter restrictions came into force on Sunday 23rd May.

German citizens and residents, and those travelling for essential purposes, can still visit Germany. They will need a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of departure and will need to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival.

First Published 24th May 2021 By


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