Northern Ireland holidaymakers who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in the UK will no longer have to quarantine on their return from an Amber List country as the Executive brings forward the easing of rules from July 26 to July 19, in line with England.
The Executive also confirmed it would also be following England in adding the Balearic lslands to its list of Amber List destinations.
However, this means that those who are jetting off the sunny islands between now and Monday July 19 will have to self isolate for 10 days on their return.
They will also have to:
- Provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test result taken up to three days before departure
- Book and pay for a day two and eight Covid-19 PCR test
- Complete a UK passenger locator form within 48 hours of departure
From July 19 onwards those returning from Amber List destinations must still comply with the above – the only difference is the removal of the stipulation to self-isolate and the removal of the day 8 test.
In another piece of good news, popular holiday hotspots Bulgaria and Croatia are among the countries that will be added to Northern Ireland’s green list from July 19.