EU Digital Covid Certificate allow countries to decide whether to allow rapid antigen tests or PCR tests.
The Oireachtas Transport Committee will hear calls later today for the introduction of antigen testing to facilitate safe foreign travel.
Under the EU Digital Covid Certificate countries have the option to decide whether to allow rapid antigen tests or the more expensive PCR tests.
Ireland has opted for the latter despite places like the UK, Germany, Netherlands, Italy and Spain accepting the quicker and cheaper tests.
The Joint Committee on Transport and Communications, chaired by Deputy @kodonnellLK, will meet twice tomorrow to discuss the future of the Post Office Network and Rapid Antigen Testing in relation to aviation and travel. #seeforyourself https://t.co/oS2rOO5FqA pic.twitter.com/hnfRqlrBbL— Houses of the Oireachtas (@OireachtasNews) June 8, 2021
The travel and aviation industry is calling on Ireland to do the same saying jobs and connectivity hangs in the balance
Airline Pilot and Medical Doctor Niamh Power will make the case to the politicians later:
Dr Power explains why they're needed: