Ireland rolls out Digital Covi...


Ireland rolls out Digital Covid Certificate

Rebecca Noonan
Rebecca Noonan

07:28 19 Jul 2021

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International travel is allowed from today for the first time in 16 months, as Ireland rolls-out the EU Digital Covid Certificate.

Fully vaccinated people, those recently recovered from Covid-19 or can present a negative test are allowed travel around the European Union.

Over 22 thousand people are expected to pass through Dublin Airport today, as Aer Lingus and Ryanair have both ramped up their schedules.

Dublin Airport Authority spokesperson Siobhan O'Donnell says they've been waiting a long time for this day.

"It's hugely exciting, and a quite emotional day particularly for all my colleagues and our other airport colleagues working today.

"After 18 months were going to see the reopening of non essential international travel.

"We have had an operational readiness team meeting the last couple of months comprising of different departments across the airport to make sure everything runs smoothly across the airport."

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