Foreign holidays could return as early as July under plans to be finalised by the government this week.
A cabinet meeting on Friday will sign off on the plans for hospitality, travel and live events for the summer.
Indoor dining looks set to return in July - but a date is yet to be set with Taoiseach Micheál Martin suggesting it might be later in the month.
From the end of June trial live events are set to return with crowds - and a roadmap for larger scale events is also expected this week.
This could see a sliding scale for crowds starting at 5 per cent capacity from July - meaning Croke Park could hold 4,000 people.
However, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said it all depends on the progress of concerning COVID variants.
International holidays are set to be allowed to some EU venues by the end of July or start of August.
NPHET meets on Thursday to advise the government on the re-opening plans, ahead of a cabinet decision on Friday.