From Midnight Tonight The EU's Traffic Light System For Travel During The Pandemic Will Take Effect

International travel throughout the Covid-19 pandemic will change in Ireland

A new update means red zones requiring passengers to quarantine for 14 days will only be imposed region-by region rather than by country. 

People arriving from orange zones can skip quarantine it if they test negative for Covid-19 test three days before arrival.

Eoghan Corry, editor of Air and Travel Magazine, says the system also gives a little more leeway to people making an essential journey:

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