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New International Travel Rules Come Into Effect

By Dave Simpson
New International Travel Rules Come Into Effect

As of today (Tuesday February 1), COVID-19 vaccine certificates for primary vaccination series will not be accepted for international travel if over 270 days have gone by since the final dose in the primary vaccine series was administered, as noted by a statement published on

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The statement said that vaccine certificates based on booster/additional doses are not time limited, and that individuals who do not have proof of their vaccination status, or proof of having recovered from COVID-19 in the previous six months, are required to present evidence of a negative PCR test result from a test that was taken no more than 72 hours before their arrival in Ireland.


The statement added that, also as of February 1, individuals can travel to Ireland with accepted proof of vaccination for Novavax (Nuvaxovid), which has been approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

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