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Ireland West Airport welcomes announcement that non-essential travel will resume on 19th July 2021

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Ireland West Airport welcomes today’s announcement by the Irish Government about the re-opening of travel to and from Ireland from 19th July 2021.

Ireland’s adoption of the EU’s new Digital Covid Certificate, which will enable more seamless travel among EU member states, is welcome news for the aviation, tourism and hospitality industry. Ireland will begin the scheme on 19th July, meaning that travellers to and from EU member states bearing the pass – which attests that the holder has either been vaccinated, has had a negative test for COVID-19 or has had the virus – will then be able to travel without the need for a test or quarantining. 

To be considered vaccinated under the EU Digital Covid Certificate system, people will need to have received all necessary vaccine doses. Although there are also provisions under the EU system to permit people who have recovered from Covid-19 or received a negative test to travel. This will be welcome news in particular for our diaspora both here and abroad who will be reunited with loved ones after a long period apart. 

Furthermore scheduled flights to and from Liverpool, London Luton and London Stansted will resume on June 18th with Ryanair. Passengers traveling are advised to be aware of the guidelines and protocols for traveling to and from Ireland up until July 19th - you can find out more information by clicking on the link Government advice for International Travel