26/01/2022

More Travel Restrictions Lifted For Vaccinated Travellers

The Department of Health has announced the removal of a number of travel restrictions for vaccinated travellers arriving into Northern Ireland.

From 0400hrs on 11 February 2022 fully vaccinated travellers arriving from non-red list countries will only have to complete a UK Passenger Locator Form with no additional requirement for testing or isolation.
News Image
Individuals who are not fully vaccinated will be required to complete a UK Passenger Locator Form, take a pre-departure test 48 hours before arriving into Northern Ireland and book and pay for a day 2 PCR post arrival test. These individuals will only be required to self-isolate if they test positive following the day 2 PCR test.

From 4am on 11 February, 16 further countries will be added to the eligible vaccination arrivals policy. Vaccine certificates will now be accepted from Algeria, Cape Verde, China, El Salvador, Guatemala, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macao SAR [Special Administrative Region], Mexico, Sao Tome & Principe, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, and Turkmenistan.

No countries will be added to the red list.

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

16 January 2020
PSNI Set To Launch 2020 Recruitment Drive
The Police Service of Northern Ireland is set to launch a recruitment drive next month. Applications for the 2020 intake will open at noon on Tuesday 04 February for three weeks. Prospective new recruits must be aged 17 or over at the time of application and must have reached the age of 18 by the time they are appointed.
06 January 2022
Number Of Travel Rules To Be Removed
The Department of Health has announced the removal of a number of previously introduced travel restrictions. From 4am on Friday 7 January, fully vaccinated passengers and under 18s will no longer need to take a pre-departure test or self-isolate on arrival.
26 July 2019
PHA Urge Hepatitis Testing
The Public Health Agency is encouraging members of the public to consider testing for hepatitis if they believe they may be at risk. The appeal comes as World Hepatitis Day is marked this Sunday, 28 July, in a bid to raise awareness of testing for the virus, which represents one of the leading global causes of death.
29 November 2018
SDLP Encourage Testing Ahead Of World AIDS Day
As Saturday 01 December marks World AIDS Day, politicians in Northern Ireland are encouraging those at risk to get tested, and promoting the red ribbon as a symbol of awareness for the condition.
19 December 2008
BSE Testing Age Increases
Farming Minister Michelle Gildernew has announced that the BSE testing age will increase to 48 months for all bovines from 1 January 2009. The announcement follows official confirmation from both the Food Standards Agency and Health Ministers that they agree with this change.