The prospect of vaccinated people being able to fly in and out of Ireland by late summer will be advanced as Cabinet ministers are to approve a major easing of restrictions on travel.
The Government will tomorrow approve a plan to remove most, if not all, European countries from the mandatory hotel quarantine list as part of a move to adopt the EU Digital Green Certificate..
While there is a degree of concern around the Indian variant of Covid-19, Ireland’s vaccination programme is sufficiently advanced to allow the country to take this step.
The EU deadline for adoption of the green cert is June 26th, and, while individual countries will have latitude as to when they will apply it, the Government appears keen to be ready in time for the first wave.
By doing so, international travel within a single EU zone will be possible by late July or early August, senior Government sources said.