Question regarding the PCR Test

Question regarding the PCR Test

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Posted Tue 7 Dec 2021 2:36 PM
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Hello! I will be visiting Ireland very soon from the UK. 

I read on the Ireland govt website that "the PCR test result has to be certified and not self-administered".

If I do the sample-collection for the PCR test by myself at home and then send the sample to a lab for testing and certification. Does these kind of PCR test meet the requirement set by the Irish government? Or must the PCR sample be collected by medical professionals? 

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Hello Alice,

It's good to hear that you are planning a trip to Ireland.

I would encourage you to check out the GOV.UK page for the latest information on travel to Ireland as well as this page on finding and choosing a private coronavirus (COVID-19) test provider.

I would also encourage you to check with your airline for more information.

Regards,
Eoin

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