Ryanair has called for the return of foreign holidays from the end of the month.
The airline yesterday urged the Government to remove restrictions for air travel to the UK and EU from June onwards.
It claimed the rules were “now outdated, inappropriate and unnecessary”.
The no-frills carrier said European customers had been booking flights in “huge volumes” as travel restrictions are being lifted.
Ryanair chief Eddie Wilson said: “Thanks to the success of the UK’s vaccine program, there is no justification for requiring visitors to Ireland from the UK [our major visitor market] to quarantine.
“The vast majority of UK adults have now received their first dose and pose no threat.
“Equally, as Ireland and other EU countries vaccine programs exceed 33% (with most of the high-risk groups now fully vaccinated) and with most of Europe on track to vaccinate 80% of its adult population with first dose vaccines by the end of June, there is no need or requirement to maintain travel restrictions on UK and Intra-EU air travel.
“It’s time our Government got the tourism industry back to work, and we call again on Minister Eamon Ryan to action the Aviation Task Force Report.”
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