Taoiseach Micheál Martin arriving for last night’s cabinet meeting at Dublin Castle
This morning/last night.
The Government has agreed that the following countries be included as ‘Normal Precautions on the Department of Foreign Affairs Travel Advice’: Malta, Finland, Norway, Italy, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Cyprus, Slovakia, Greece, Greenland, Gibraltar, Monaco, and San Marino.
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Anyone arriving into Ireland from these countries will not have to restrict their movements. Passengers from any other country outside of those with a Normal Precautions advisory are asked to restrict their movements for 14 days.
The list will be reviewed on a fortnightly basis, based on advice from officials including public health experts.
There is no change to the current policy in respect of travel from Northern Ireland.
The Government will continue with plans to strengthen the existing measures for monitoring passengers who arrive into Ireland, including the introduction of an Electronic Passenger Locator Form, enhanced follow-up procedures, a call centre operated by the DAA, and a proposed testing regime for symptomatic passengers at airports and ports.
Processes to restrict flight or passenger travel in certain circumstances will also be explored.
In conjunction with these preventative measures, there will be a renewed communications campaign across all platforms to ensure maximum public awareness of the latest advice.
The Pandemic is not over and the public health advice remains the same. The safest thing to do is not to travel.’
€800,000 a day is being lost by consumers on foreign travel for flights and holidays forgone. People are being penalised for doing the right thing. Our airlines are vital services but their future can’t be built on the back of this dreadful treatment of customers. #GreenList pic.twitter.com/IMum1nZ54D
— Darren O’Rourke TD (@orourke_darren) July 22, 2020