Northern Ireland international travel rule changes come into effect on Monday.
From August 2, those who have been fully vaccinated in the US and the EU will not have to isolate when arriving in Northern Ireland from an amber list country.
They will still however need to book and take a day two test.
These travellers must have had their final dose of the vaccine at least 14 days before arrival in Northern Ireland.
This is a pilot roll out of the expansion of the amber vaccinated arrivals policy to include people vaccinated in any of the EU27 – EFTA countries, but excludes France.
It also includes the European microstate countries – Andorra, Monaco and Vatican City, and the US.
In relation to arrivals from the US, it was agreed that only people fully vaccinated with FDA-approved vaccines in the US rollout, who can present a CDC card as proof of vaccination, would be included.
A requirement to prove residency in addition to the CDC card for US arrivals was agreed, to mitigate against fraud.
Also from August 2, a bespoke testing regime will be implemented, which will apply to NI international arrivals exempt from self-isolation because they are travelling for work. This will only apply to specific types of work as outlined in the regulations.
International cruises were permitted to restart in line with the traffic light system from July 31, with strong guidance to the sector outlining the need to manage increased risks and maintain risk mitigations, including use of vaccination and testing, alongside continued monitoring of cruise data and clear contingency plans.
Measures will be put in place to facilitate alternative managed isolation arrangements for international student arrivals from red list countries from August 9.
An exemption from self-isolation for Villarreal fans and UEFA VIPs travelling for the Super Cup Final on August 11 will be put in place, with the IFA putting in place a range of mitigations.
For more information, visit the NI Direct website.