The new rule is expected to come into effect in the coming days.
The Cabinet has agreed on new travel regulations which will drop the requirement for vaccinated travellers coming into Ireland to have a negative Covid test.
Unvaccinated travellers, however, will still need to show proof of a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before arrival.
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The rule, which has been in place since Omicron first emerged, is expected to come into effect in the coming days, as Omicron is now the dominant variant in Ireland, constituting approximately 96% of cases in the country.
Pre-departure Covid tests for travellers arriving into Britain is also likely to be scrapped, as the UK’s transport secretary Grant Shapps is allegedly leaning towards easing restrictions in an effort to help the airline sector.