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People arriving into the Republic of Ireland from Great Britain who have not been vaccinated will have to self-isolate for 10 days under new rules.
Travellers must provide a negative PCR test result on days five and 10 before they can exit the quarantine.
The new rules were signed off by the Irish government on Tuesday and are expected to come into force within days, RTÉ reported.
People who have been vaccinated must quarantine for five days.
But they will be free to resume normal activity after that period if they provide a negative PCR test.
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The new rules replace72 hours prior to arrival and had to self-isolate at home for 14 days when they got to Ireland.
It comes as international travel from Ireland is set to resume from 19 July.
Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Micheál Martin said the government was continuing to monitor the Delta variant of Covid-19 - the variant first discovered in India.
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"The broader picture is that the variant has increased in prevalence in the UK," said Mr Martin.
"I think it makes sense that we continue to monitor this, which we will take public health advice as we move along, but so far the reopening has gone well in Ireland."
Speaking on RTÉ's Morning Ireland programme, Irish Transport Minister Eamon Ryan said the aim of tighter restrictions in the country is to hold back the Delta variant for as long as possible while vaccination continues to increase.
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