In Ireland, fully vaccinated and people who have recently recovered from Covid-19 are allowed to dine indoors again at the hospitality industry starting Monday. Guests must present a vaccination passport before they are operated. More than 3000 pubs are expected to open again, many of them for the first time since March 2020.
The new measures allow six people to sit together and require catering establishments to close at 11.30 p.m. The European coronavirus passport is used as a general vaccination certificate, but a certificate from the Irish health service is also allowed.
At the end of June, the Irish government postponed the reopening of the catering industry due to the rise of the Delta variant of the virus. The reopening was scheduled for 5 July, but catering establishments had to wait until the government had set up a new system for vaccination certificates. From 2 June hotel guests were allowed to eat inside.
About 68% of Irish adults are now fully vaccinated. However, the daily number of new infections and the number of hospital admissions is currently increasing, as the Delta variant is spreading in the country.