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The Department of Health has published the latest travel restrictions for those traveling to Northern Ireland.

As part of efforts to slow the spread of the Omicron variant, starting at 4 a.m. on Tuesday, anyone arriving in Northern Ireland will be required to take a Covid test before departure.

This applies to all people aged 12 and over, even if they have been fully vaccinated.

The ministry said it was a temporary measure that would be considered before December 20.

International travelers will be required to provide a negative PCR or LFD test performed 48 hours before travel, as well as a negative PCR test no later than the second day after arrival.

From 4 a.m. on Monday, Nigeria will also be on the international travel red list.

This means that all passengers returning to Northern Ireland from Nigeria will need to enter hotel quarantine on arrival and self-isolate for 10 days,

All travelers who have arrived from Nigeria in the past 10 days should also self-isolate, along with other household members.

They are also required to take a PCR test on the second and eighth day, which will be provided by NHS Test and Trace.

The other countries currently on the red list are; South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namiba, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The latest travel tips and rules are available on the NI Direct website.

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