PEOPLE arriving in the North of Ireland from more than 50 countries including France, Spain, Germany and Italy will soon no longer need to quarantine.
The executive agreed the changes after a review of the travel regulations which comes into place tomorrow, Friday, July 10.
Currently anyone entering from outside the Common Travel Area must isolate for 14 days.
It brings the North of Ireland into line with England and Scotland.
The executive said there will be “no self-isolation requirement for those travelling to Northern Ireland from low to medium risk countries”.
Ministers also agreed at Thursday’s meeting to bring foRward some more changes to the lockdown restrictions.
From Friday, July 10, bingo halls and amusement arcades can open along with cinemas.
They were not due to open until 29 July.
The executive also agreed that outdoor horse racing and equestrian competitions can resume from Saturday, July 11, with only those needed for the event being able to attend.
Outdoor competitive games and sporting events can also start again from Saturday.
This covers both grass roots and professional competitive games and events but no spectators will be allowed.
The executive has also brought forward the date for leisure centres to reopen.
They were due to open on 7 August but now they have been told they can reopen from Friday, July 17, along with indoor sports courts, soft play areas and skating rinks.
However, this does not include swimming pools which will remain shut to the public.