Canada has been removed from Ireland’s Mandatory Hotel Quarantine list.
The announcement was made last night by the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly and came into effect today.
Although the hotel quarantine is no longer required, travellers are still expected to have a negative pre-flight test as well as completing a home quarantine when they arrive in the country.
The Department of Health states that it’s a legal requirement for all arrivals coming to Ireland to have a negative RT-PCR Covid-19 test before travelling.
The negative test result must be carried out no more than 72 hours before arrival.
A 14-day mandatory home quarantine is also a legal requirement for travellers from unlisted countries which can be reduced if an individual tests negative for Covid-19 no less than five days after arriving in the country.
Donnelly also plans to add Mongolia to the list which will come into effect from 4am on Tuesday.
There is now a total of 52 countries on Ireland’s Mandatory Hotel Quarantine list.