The Irish government announced today (21 January) that nearly all public health restrictions due to Covid-19 will cease. From tomorrow restaurants and bars will be able to resume normal trading hours; and restrictions on indoor and outdoor events, including sports matches, will be lifted.
Niall Gibbons, Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland, said: “The announcement that most of the restrictions related to Covid-19 in Ireland will end is great news for tourism and hospitality. It means we can now move forward. and start planning Ireland holidays with confidence for the year ahead. We can now look forward to the future with optimism. Tourism Ireland’s priority for 2022 is to restart overseas tourism on the island of Ireland. to distinguish Ireland from our competing destinations, to increase bookings and revenue for tourism businesses. Together with our industry partners, we will embark on our largest marketing campaign ever in 2022. Our message, and that of Ireland’s entire tourism industry is very simple: we can’t wait to roll out the green carpet and welcome visitors from all over the world. “
NB. Please note that normal international travel requirements remain, such as the need to provide proof of vaccination, proof of cure, or a negative PCR or antigen test. However, once in Ireland, they will not be used to enter restaurants and pubs.