The government has confirmed that Santa Claus will be exempt from any Covid-19 travel restrictions this Christmas.
The Department of Foreign Affairs has classified his work as an essential service after protracted negotiations with the North Pole.
"Can I say that as Minister for Foreign Affairs we've been working on the Santa Claus issue for a number of weeks now," Minister Simon Coveney told the Dáil this morning.
"It's important to say to all children in the country that we regard Santa's travels as essential travel for essential purposes and therefore he is exempt from the need to self-quarantine for 14 days and should be able to come in and out of Irish airspace."
It comes as there are just 29 days to go until the Big Man will come down chimneys nationwide.