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Swab tests are seen as an alternative to mandatory quarantine. (stock photo)

Swab tests are seen as an alternative to mandatory quarantine. (stock photo)

Swab tests are seen as an alternative to mandatory quarantine. (stock photo)

Air passengers have been told they could soon face swab tests for Covid-19 at Irish airports.

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said it had been proposed to target passengers arriving from countries with higher levels of the virus and randomly test them. The idea is that although it is imperfect, it is seen as an alternative to mandatory quarantine.


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