09/07/2021

NI Executive To Ease Rules On International Travel

Travellers across Northern Ireland may have more freedom to travel to amber countries after changes were agreed by the Northern Ireland Executive yesterday, 08 July.

Ministers have put forward an indicative date of 26 July, from when fully vaccinated people will not have to quarantine upon return to NI from an amber country.

These changes fall in line with England, where the same restriction is being lifted from 19 July.

But unlike those across the pond, face masks will remain mandatory and social distancing will be enforced indoors in NI.

The Executive has also agreed a date of 26 July for theatres and indoor seated venues to open, as well as live music indoors with no restrictions on sound levels.

Further changes set for 26 July include meetings of 10 people from three households indoors in a private home, and 15 people from any number of households in a private garden.

The Executive will meet again on 22 July, when most of the proposed changes will need to be formally approved.

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