MORE countries have been added to the Executive’s green list for travel
Denmark, Lithuania, Finland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, the Azores and Canada are added from Monday.
It means visitors arriving from those locations will be exempt from coronavirus quarantine requirements.
No changes have been made to the amber list. However, Thailand and Montenegro were added to the red list, meaning mandatory quarantine.
Four further deaths of patients who tested positive for Covid-19 were announced yesterday. It brings the toll from the pandemic to 2,332. A further 1,550 positive cases were also confirmed.
Yesterday morning 376 patients were in hospital, with 41 in intensive care. So far 2,428,676 vaccines have been administered.
It was also announced that Windsor Park will be at 85% capacity for Northern Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against Switzerland next month.
With 16,000 fans permitted to watch Ian Baraclough’s side on September 8, it will be the biggest crowd at a sporting event here since before the first lockdown. Fans will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative test.
Meanwhile, the vaccine rollout should be extended to 12 to 15-year-olds as the dominant and more transmissible Delta variant is “flying through schools”, a public health expert has said.