Doses will be allowed to cross border after international outcry over Brussels’ attempt to block deliveries
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Vaccine doses crossing the border between the Republic and Northern Ireland will have to be recorded in Dublin but they will not be at risk of being blocked under an EU regulation in force to avoid shortages in the bloc.
The compromise struck between the European commission and Dublin followed an international outcry over Brussels’ initial plan to in effect erect a vaccine border on the island of Ireland, with exports requiring authorisation.