Is Ireland on the amber list for summer holidays?

A SMALL number of countries have been added to the UK's 'green list' – meaning quarantine isn't necessary upon a return to the UK.

But has Ireland made the Green list, and what are the restrictions when you get there? Here's all you need to know…

Is Ireland on the amber list for summer holidays? 

Ireland is not on the amber list for summer holidays.

Ireland has a special status because it is a member of the common travel area.

This means no travel restrictions are imposed on anyone returning to the UK from the Republic.

What are the travel restrictions in Ireland? 

Anyone arriving in Ireland must have a negative Covid test, and faces fines €2,500 or six months in prison without one.

All arrivals have to self-isolate for 14 days, as well as fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

There are no quarantine restrictions or travel bans if visiting Northern Ireland.

Covid restrictions are slowly being lifted in Ireland.

Three households, or up to six people, can meet outdoors, while vaccinated households can meet non-vaccinated ones indoors.

Museums and galleries have been allowed to open, while retail restarted from Monday.

Other restrictions being eased in June including hospitality.

Ireland's leader, Taoiseach Micheal Martin said: "I think we're making great progress as a country.

"I think people have done extremely well in responding to the various guidelines over the last number of months and the results are that we are emerging from this pandemic.

"We're set to have a good summer if we can keep this progress going and the vaccination is certainly helping in bring down severe illness and bringing down death and hospitalisation, so keep with it and we're making progress."

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