Ireland and UK relaxes entry restrictions for vaccinated travelers as of Jan. 6 and Jan. 7 respectively


IRELAND. As of Jan. 6, Irish authorities have eased entry restrictions for travelers who have been vaccinated against or recovered from COVID-19; such persons no longer require proof of a negative test result before entry. Other arrivals must produce evidence of a negative result from a PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

Government was advised that the additional international travel requirements applied in response to the emergence of the Omicron variant should be removed and previous measures re-applied such that:

1. Vaccinated or recovered travellers into Ireland are required to present evidence of a valid Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) or other acceptable proof of vaccination/previous infection prior to travel.

2. Travellers that are not vaccinated or recovered (with the exception of the exemptions specified on, including children aged 11 and under) are required to present evidence of a not detected RT-PCR test carried out no more than 72 hours before their arrival into Ireland.

If you are travelling to Ireland from overseas you must fill out a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) before departure.

More information here 

UK. Authorities in the UK will amend COVID-related entry requirements from 04:00 Jan. 7. From that date, fully vaccinated arrivals and those under the age of 18 years will no longer be required to take a test 48 hours before departure for the UK. Such arrivals will still need to take a PCR test within 48 hours after arrival, but need not isolate while they await the result; from 04:00 Jan. 9, an antigen test will suffice.

All arrivals must complete a passenger locator form in the 48 hours prior to arrival.

More information here

Follow all official instructions. Abide by national health and safety measures. Reconfirm all travel arrangements.