Government and Senior Public Health Officials will meet today to discuss the threat posed by the Omicron variant.
The possibility of broadening testing rules for passengers arriving into the country is being examined.
Passengers may be required to have a pre-departure PCR test, regardless of vaccination status, according to the Irish Times.
It comes as six cases of the new variant were identified in Scotland, bringing the UK's total to nine.
NEW: 6 cases of the omicron variant of Covid have been identified in Scotland
4 in Lanarkshire and 2 in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area pic.twitter.com/JH90J089VW
— Alan Smith (@Political_AlanS) November 29, 2021
Four of the latest infections have been found in the Glasgow region.