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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Daily antigen tests advised for passengers arriving from UK

Passengers arriving from the UK are being advised to take daily antigen tests for five consecutive days, including on the day of arrival.

The Government issued the advice last night after it was confirmed that there were six Omicron cases identified here.


The Government stated that the advice was aimed at encouraging people to take a cautious approach to international travel as a result of the new variant.

Before making a decision to travel, the Government has advised that people take account of their overall health, vaccine status and the spread of the Omicron variant.

If an individual is contemplating international travel soon and is eligible for a booster vaccine, they are advised to avail of it where possible.


The requirement for all overseas passengers to have a pre-departure test will continue to apply.

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