All arrivals into Ireland could be required to do two Covid-19 tests five days apart

Opposition criticises government’s ‘glaring’ failure to follow Nphet advice as Tánaiste tells Dáil serious consideration is being given to new tighter travel measures

Pearse Doherty, the Sinn Féin finance spokesman, said the government’s failure to follow Nphet’s advice was a ‘glaring omission’. Picture:

Travellers arriving into Ireland could soon be required to undergo two Covid-19 tests within five days of their arrival in a further ratcheting up of the entry requirements.

Stricter rules approved by the Cabinet on Tuesday mean that anyone who doesn’t have proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arriving in Ireland faces a mandatory 14-day period of quarantine in a hotel.

But the new rules have been criticised as being ...