The Justice Minister says there has been a delay in the introduction of mandatory Covid testing for all passengers arriving into the country.
The measure was supposed to come into effect from today.
NEW: There's been a delay to the requirement for a negative Covid test to enter Ireland. Regulations weren't signed as planned last night. Has been delayed by 48 hours according to a source
— Seán Defoe (@SeanDefoe) December 3, 2021
It requires all arrivals into the country to produce proof of a negative antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours, or a negative PCR taken within the previous 72 hours.
Minister Helen McEntee says the delay is not intentional and may be been caused by obstacles in signing of regulations.
"Obviously there's a lot of work to do between a number of different departments."