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Negative covid test requirement for overseas visitors now in effect

Anyone arriving into the Republic of Ireland from overseas will now need proof of a negative Covid test.

The measure came into effect yesterday.

It must be a professionally taken antigen or PCR test, as the Government will not accept a self-test.

Meanwhile, passengers arriving in Northern Ireland from abroad will be required to take a pre-departure Covid test from 4 o’clock on Tuesday morning.

The test can be either a lateral flow or PCR.

The measures apply to anyone aged 12 and over, including people who have been doubly vaccinated.