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List of new travel rules for Irish tourists heading to Spain, Portugal and more as EU confirms plan

After February 1st, Irish tourists can travel freely throughout the EU with confirmation of vaccination, recovery, or a negative test.

The General Affairs Council supported the Council recommendations on Tuesday, ensuring anyone fitting the criteria will not face extra measures.
This EU deal includes Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, and others, which is fantastic for Irish tourists.

The rules go into effect on February 1st.

France’s European Affairs Secretary Clément Beaune stated that the move was made to “take into account the unique condition of people, notably vaccinated persons and limit travel restrictions in Europe.”
People can travel freely inside the EU if they have their initial immunisation 270 days ago or a booster dose.

Passengers who have had a PCR test 72 hours or an antigen test 24 hours before coming are also allowed in.

A few exceptions exist, such as countries in the highest “dark red” category of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control’s color-coded risk map.