RYANAIR have asked that all travel restrictions between Ireland and the UK and EU be removed from the end of May.
Ryanair point to reducing numbers of Covid-19 patients in Irish hospitals and the rollout of the vaccines.
The airline says that all restrictions, including mandatory hotel quarantine, should be ceased.
“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,” said Ryanair CEO Eddie Wilson.
“The vast majority of the UK adult population have now received their first dose vaccination, and therefore pose no threat or risk to Ireland’s hospitals or health service.”
Wilson told Morning Ireland that travel restrictions within the EI should also be lifted.
He said: “Ireland’s travel restrictions are now outdated, inappropriate and unnecessary for air travel to/from the UK, and the European Union, where successful vaccination programs have eliminated any risk to our hospitals and health services.”