(Bloomberg) -- Ireland will require all people arriving from abroad to provide a negative Covid-19 test from Friday, including those arriving from Great Britain, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Travelers arriving into Ireland must provide a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before travel or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours ahead, said the person, who asked not to be named as the information is not yet public. Unvaccinated people must provide a PCR test, they said. A formal announcement may come later today.

The move to require all arrivals to provide a test comes even though Ireland and the U.K. as a whole are part of the common travel area which allows passport free travel between those jurisdictions. The U.K. recently exempted Ireland from its own plan to require travelers to self-isolate and test negative for the coronavirus on arrival.

The Irish government also plans to reinstate powers to set up mandatory hotel quarantine for people arriving from some countries, though it has not yet decided whether it will implement the measure. It will also advise that children aged between nine and 12 wear masks, including at school. However, it will not mandate such a requirement, the person added.

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