The British Embassy has confirmed that those travelling from Ireland to the UK do NOT have to take PCR tests as mandated by the UK Government.
All other travellers coming into Britain will have to take a PCR test and self-isolate until they get a negative result.
However this does not apply to the Common Travel Area (CTA) between the Republic and the United Kingdom.
The Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney has welcomed the news and the British Embassy has published up to date guidance on travel.
Happy to receive CONFIRMATION that new #COVID19 international travel measures announced by U.K. Govt, involving extra PCR testing on arrival, will NOT apply to the CTA. So travellers from #Ireland to U.K. will be unaffected. @BritEmbDublin @dfatirl https://t.co/TDWvETEtwq
— Simon Coveney (@simoncoveney) November 28, 2021
Yesterday, two new cases of the new Omicron variant were reported in the UK.
Following the identification of the Omicron variant in the UK we are introducing new measures to ensure we maintain the excellent progress we have made against this virus. /1
— Sajid Javid (@sajidjavid) November 27, 2021