Great News for Northern Ireland Holidaymakers as Executive Agrees to Scrap Pre-Departure Testing for Arrivals from Non-Red Countries

Jet2 have applauded the NI Executive for its decision to scrap pre-departure testing holidaymakers returning from non-RED countries calling it a "welcome step towards normality"

From October 4, fully vaccinated holidaymakers returning from non-RED countries no longer need to undergo a Covid test at their resort before travelling to Northern Ireland.

In light of this welcome news, Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays said: “The news that Northern Ireland holidaymakers will no longer have to take a pre-departure test in resort is another welcome step towards normality, and we applaud the Northern Ireland Executive for this decision.

“There has been enormous demand from holidaymakers in Northern Ireland following the announcement that the traffic light system will be scrapped, and today’s news will give customers even more confidence.

“There is still a long way to go to reopen international properly, and we trust the Northern Ireland Executive will replace expensive PCR arrival tests with lateral flow tests before the end of October.

“As a result of these recent positive steps, customers are really taking advantage of the opportunity to book some much-needed late summer and winter sunshine and we cannot wait to take them away.”