Can I travel to Ireland from UK? Latest holiday advice and restrictions

HOLIDAYS abroad can soon go ahead for Brits, with the green list announced last week including Portugal and Gibraltar.

Here is what you need to know about going on holiday to Ireland.

Can I go on holiday to Ireland?

The UK travel ban is still in place, meaning non-essential travel is not allowed, and has not been given an official date as to when this will be lifted for 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.

Are hotels and attractions open in 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 will open from next Monday along with 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."

Popular holiday destinations such as Spain, Greece and Italy have been left off the green list although it is hoped that could be added from June if Covid cases continue to fall and the vaccine rollout speeds up.

Boris Johnson will announce further lockdown restrictions to be eased from May 17, affecting holidays in the UK and abroad.

In England, while self-catered holidays can go ahead, group trips and hotel stays will resume from next week.

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