Fully vaccinated arrivals from France to Northern Ireland must continue to quarantine 

Date published: 19 July 2021

From 5pm today, anyone arriving from France into Northern Ireland must continue to quarantine for ten days at home or in other accommodation, even if they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

From today, any one arriving from amber countries who have been fully UK vaccinated, will no longer have to quarantine, although they will still need to comply with necessary testing requirements. However, this will not apply to France following the persistent presence of cases in France  of the Beta variant, which was first identified in South Africa. 

Anyone who has been in France in the last ten days will need to quarantine on arrival to Northern Ireland in their own accommodation and will need a Day 2 and Day 8 test, regardless of their vaccination status. This includes any fully UK vaccinated individual who transits through France from either a green or another amber country to reach Northern Ireland.

This move today brings Northern Ireland in line with the rest of the UK.

Information on international travel is available at Coronavirus (COVID-19): travelling from an amber country | nidirect

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