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Dublin Airport Outlines New Rules For Passengers Arriving From The UK Or South Africa

By Dave Simpson

Dublin Airport has outlined new government rules for passengers arriving to Ireland from the UK or South Africa.

Dublin Airport's website states that, as of Saturday January 9, passengers arriving to Ireland from the UK or South Africa are "required to have evidence of a negative or 'not detected' result of a COVID-19 PCR test obtained within 72 hours of arrival into the state.

"Passengers may be asked to present evidence of their negative or 'not detected' result before boarding their aircraft prior to departure and will be required to produce this evidence to immigration officers on arrival at Dublin Airport.

"Passengers who arrive in an Irish airport without evidence of a negative or 'not detected' test result will be committing an offence and may be subject to prosecution, punishable by a fine not exceeding €2,500 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or both.

Passengers Who Pass Through British Airports On The Way From Other Destinations

Dublin Airport's website adds, "Passengers whose journey does not originate in either Britain or South Africa, but who transit through an airport in Britain as part of their journey to Ireland, will not be required to provide evidence of a negative or 'not detected' COVID-19 PCR test. Passengers who arrive in Ireland solely for the purpose of travelling onwards to another state and do not leave the airport are also not required to provide evidence of a negative or 'not detected' test.

"If someone has a genuine humanitarian emergency requiring urgent travel, they are asked to contact the nearest Irish Embassy or Consulate immediately for advice and consular assistance before commencing their journey."

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