The Department of Health has reported an additional 5,156 new covid cases today.
Meanwhile the number of patients in hospital is up 16 on yesterday's figure, the total is now 503.
Of those people, 110 of them are receiving treatment in an intensive care unit.
From today, anyone arriving in the Republic from overseas will need to provide proof of a negative Covid test.
For the fully vaccinated, only a professionally administered antigen carried out no more than 48 hours before arrival or a PCR test within 72 hours of arrival, will be accepted.
A passenger locator form must also be completed before departure.