British travellers heading to Ireland will be forced to self-isolate for 10 days the Irish government have announced over concerns the Indian variant is spreading.
Under the current rules British travellers have to self-isolate for 5 days and provide a negative PCR test, but if the second PCR test is negative after five days then they are allowed to leave isolation.
The new rules will not apply to Brits who have had both doses of the vaccine, but those who have one jab the new rules will apply.
Irish Transport Minister Eamon Ryan said the government’s “cautious” move is to prevent the spread of the Indian variant which is now dominant across the UK.
Ryan told RTE Radio, “The more we can delay its spread, the better protection we’ll have.”