Statement: Welcome news for customers in Northern Ireland
The Northern Ireland Executive Executive has confirmed the removal of pre-departure test requirements in resort for fully vaccinated arrivals in Northern Ireland from October 4th.
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays has welcomed this news, saying:
“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.”
See here for more details: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-changes-international-travel-rules-4-october