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General News / January 6, 2022

Booster vaccine will be needed to enter pubs and restaurants, says Taoiseach

General News / January 6, 2022

Booster vaccine will be needed to enter pubs and restaurants, says Taoiseach

Words: Eva O’Beirne

Yesterday, Micheál Martin confirmed there will be a requirement to get the Covid-19 booster shot in order to enter hospitality.

New Digital Covid-19 Certs will be also issued to provide proof that people have a booster jab, but no indication has been given as to when third doses will be needed for indoor settings. Over two million doses of booster vaccines have already been administered.

The news comes as 17,656 Covid-19 cases were confirmed on Wednesday, with nearly 1000 patients in hospital.

The Cabinet has also decided that passengers arriving in Ireland are no longer required to produce a negative Covid-19 test. Unvaccinated people still need to present a negative PCR test within 72 hours of arriving into Ireland

After February 1, proof of a booster vaccine is required to enter EU countries which provides some indication for when third doses will be needed for Irish hospitality. Under EU rules, Covid certs will become invalid for foreign travel if a person’s first vaccination doses were more than nine months ago.

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