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Foreign Travel Could Return By July 19, Says Taoiseach Micheal Martin

By Jack Saddler

Foreign Travel Could Return By July 19, Says Taoiseach Micheal Martin

Sure you haven’t had enough of Costa del Dublin?

According to Taoiseach Micheal Martin, foreign travel could be allowed in as little as two weeks time. He confirmed that Ireland would not be missing the deadline of July 19 to begin use of the digital pass for movement within the EU.

Ireland is currently the only member state where the pass is not yet up and running. This pass will likely come in the form of app to show your Covid-19 or vaccine status.

The Taoiseach said that half the people able to get vaccines are now fully-vaccinated across the country.

Speaking on foreign travel, he said: “We will commence with this on July 19 and significant progress has been made in that regard. There are clearly challenges but progress has been made. We’re on track.”

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He added that travellers should remain “vigilant” when travelling abroad. He also praised the vaccination process, saying 340,000 doses were administered next week, with similar numbers looking to be achieved this week. Those aged 18-34 have now started to receive single-shot Johnson and Johnson doses from pharmacies this week.

Remember, if you’re registering for the vaccine, you will need your PPS number, Eircode, phone number and email address. You can register here through the HSE website, or through the Covid-19 helpline between the hours of 8am-8pm.

Read more: People Aged 18-34 Will Be Able To Book Their Vaccine Appointment Through The Portal Next Week In Ireland