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# Green Pass
Digital Covid-19 certs extended to Irish citizens vaccinated outside the EU
The online portal will first accept applications from Irish citizens who were vaccinated in Northern Ireland.
# Unhappy
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hits out at ‘farce’ as players face potential ban
It is understood the Premier League remains in talks with Fifa, the clubs and the Government over the issue.
# Travel
Restrictions on short stay visa processing will be lifted on Monday, Humphreys confirms
This will benefit travellers from all countries which require a visa to enter Ireland.
# Travel
Travel rules for US tourists to Ireland unchanged despite EU decision to remove from safe list
The tourism sector had sought clarity as businesses feared further loss of revenue.
# Travel
EU recommends Member States reimpose travel restrictions on US over rising Covid cases
Most EU members have followed Brussels’ travel advice during the crisis so far.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you planned an autumn holiday abroad?
Have you planned a trip over the next few months?
# Flights
Ryanair says it will not accept boarding passes issued by
Customers have been told to avoid booking flights via third party agents.
US travellers told to avoid Ireland due rising Covid-19 case numbers
Other countries for which US travel advice was upgraded includes Greece, Malta, and the Isle of Man.
The US CDC is advising Americans to reconsider travel to sixteen destinations due to the risk of Covid-19, even if vaccinated.
Other countries include Greece, Malta, and the Isle of Man.
The US continues to restrict travel from the European Union.
Occupancy limits and sanitation: Higher education announces plans for 'safe return' to campuses
Over 30,000 people attended Covid vaccination walk-in centres at weekend
# Travel
Georgia and Malaysia added to mandatory hotel quarantine list
Kuwait has been removed from the list of designated states with effect from today.
# covid cert
New self-service online portal for Digital Covid Certificate
The portal will allow people to check the status of their cert and request changes.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you taking a trip somewhere in Ireland this bank holiday weekend?
August is almost upon us.
# Travel
US maintains restrictions on travel due to rising Delta cases
“We will maintain existing travel restrictions at this point,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters.
# covid19
Officials advise holidays abroad only after vaccination as travel-related cases rise sharply
Public health doctors are reporting an increasing number of cases in people who travelled abroad before full immunity kicked in.
# Malta
Malta confirms seven passengers from Dublin flight must quarantine over 'non-compliant' HSE certs
Passengers on a flight from Dublin on Monday night were told their HSE vaccine cert was not sufficient proof of vaccination.
The Irish holidaymakers can leave quarantine if they obtain a Digital Covid Certificate
Minister of State Ossian Smyth has said he will do everything he can to ensure the certs are issued
The Irish Travel Agents Association says Malta is the only country not accepting HSE vaccination cards
People asked not to contact Digital Covid Cert helpline unless travelling within next 10 days
Irish holidaymakers in Malta placed in mandatory quarantine after HSE vaccine certs not accepted
# Health Committee
People asked not to contact Digital Covid Cert helpline unless travelling within next 10 days
Over 34,000 calls were made to the new Digital Covid Certificate helpline yesterday alone.
# Dublin Airport
'We're on our way to Bordeaux': Thousands pass through Irish airports as restrictions are lifted
Ireland has implemented the EU Covid Certificate, allowing people who are fully vaccinated to travel freely.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you planning on travelling abroad this year?
The advice against non-essential international travel is no longer in place.
# Flights
10% of new Covid-19 cases now linked to international travel
Advice against travelling overseas for non-essential reasons is to end tomorrow with the rollout of the EU Digital Covid Certificate.
# Travel
Canada set to reopen to all vaccinated visitors in September
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his country is set to reopen to vaccinated Americans next month.
# Foreign Travel
EU digital cert begins today in all member states except Ireland
Ireland is due to adopt the plan from 19 July with the delay put down to the HSE hack.
# Air Travel
Airline passenger rights 'not protected' in the EU during pandemic, report says
A report from the European Court of Auditors said many passengers were forced to accept vouchers for cancelled flights.
# Foreign Travel
UK adds Malta and Spain’s Balearic islands to travel green list
UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said fully vaccinated travellers from amber list countries may not have to self-isolate in future.
# Travel
Government currently 'not contemplating' advising against travel to Northern Ireland, says Taoiseach
Chief Medical Officer Dr Toy Holohan is today meeting with his Northern Ireland counterpart.
# Tourism
EU recommends countries lift travel restrictions on US tourists
EU members agreed to add the US to the list of countries from which restrictions on non-essential travel should be removed.
# Travel
NPHET supports study on antigen testing in aviation sector - but tests shouldn't be 'green light' for activities
Officials said there is currently no reliable evidence to support the widescale roll-out of these tests in this sector.
# lectures on-site
Students to get back on campus as college reopening plans to be signed off by Cabinet
Cabinet will also consider doubling home quarantine to ten days for unvaccinated people travelling from Britain to Ireland.
# Travel
Cabinet to consider doubling home quarantine to ten days for unvaccinated people travelling from Britain to Ireland
The tougher restrictions will only apply to those that have not had two doses of a vaccine.
# Holidays
Explainer: What does the EU Covid Cert mean for travel this summer?
The cert will allow free travel for vaccinated people as well as those who have had a recent negative PCR test.
# France
France begins reopening of society as the country eases Covid restrictions
Residents of France will be able to stay out later and will also be able to sit inside cafes and restaurants.
# Holidays
Spain welcomes vaccinated tourists after easing of restrictions
Tourism is a major industry that in 2019 accounted for over 12% of Spain’s GDP.
# summer 2021
Hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses can reopen from today
Indoor dining and leisure facilities at hotels are also permitted to reopen for guests.
# eu travel
Greece, Germany and five other countries kick off EU Covid travel certificates early
Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Croatia and Poland have also started the system ahead of the July 1 rollout.
# Going abroad
Overseas travel in April almost four times higher than same month last year
Numbers remain significantly below what they were prior to the pandemic.
At a glance: Everything you need to know about the summer re-opening plans
A report by
Orla Dwyer
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that “now the challenge is to keep moving forward safely”.
The Taoiseach confirmed plans for travel, hospitality and live pilot events.
The country is taking “definite steps towards normal times”, Micheál Martin said.
Non-essential international travel and indoor dining is set to return in July.
'The end of this is within our grasp': Taoiseach confirms Covid-19 summer reopening plans
Pilot music and sport events to be allowed host spectators in June
# Travel
Non-essential international travel to return on 19 July - here's how it will work
‘Emergency brakes’ may be used to reduce travel from some countries to prevent new variants arriving in Ireland.
# Travel
Almost a third of Irish adults plan on travelling this summer
It’s estimated over a million Irish adults are planning on travelling this summer, both within Ireland and abroad.
# Travel
Six more states removed from Mandatory Hotel Quarantine list
The states are Andorra, Georgia, Kuwait, Mongolia, Nigeria and Puerto Rico.
# Travel
EU reaches deal on digital health pass, paving way for summer travel in Europe
The deal will allow for anybody living in the EU’s 27 countries to secure a digital health pass by the end of June.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you go on a holiday abroad this year?
The EU’s ‘digital green cert’ is set to be in place by June.
# Travel
Portugal to start allowing tourists from most European countries
Travellers from European Union countries with coronavirus rates below 500 cases per 100,000 residents can visit Portugal from Monday.