Quite remarkable that the delay in the pre-travel test policy was commuicated by Aer Lingus and not the government itself – it formed a major element of the debate on MHQ last night and Stephen Donnelly (who is responsible for it) never breathed a word about any delay
— Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) December 3, 2021
Via RTÉ News:
The Government has delayed the introduction of PCR and antigen testing for air and sea passengers arriving into Ireland by 48 hours.
The measure was due to come into force today, however an Aer Lingus spokesperson told RTÉ News that they were informed last night by the Government that the regulations will be delayed until Sunday.
The Government delayed the testing requirement in order to allow passengers and carriers to prepare for the measure.
A senior Government source said this would give more time, for example, for passengers to get a PCR test and result before travelling into Ireland.
Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly announcing the new covid restrictions on travellers enetering the country. The vaccinated will need to be tested.