Government Buildings, Dublin 2
Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has announced that Mandatory hotel quarantine in Ireland will come into effect this Friday.
The cost for an incoming passenger coming from one of 33 designated states is €1,875 for 12 nights.
The rules will also apply to any passenger who arrives into the State without the required negative PCR test for Covid-19.
The day rate for those passengers will be €150.
The service provider – Tifco Hotel Group – will provide full board accommodation, along with transportation, security, health and well-being services.
The first facility that will be available to receive arriving passengers is the Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport Hotel in Santry (top).
However, the Tifco Hotel Group has committed to making as many rooms available as required.
The Department of Health said that when it comes to transportation, the Defence Forces will oversee the process, but members will escort the bus rather than drive it.
Mandatory hotel quarantine is complex and will prove challenging at times. There will inevitably, and unfortunately, be hard individual cases. It’s important to be honest about that.
— Stephen Donnelly (@DonnellyStephen) March 23, 2021
Yesterday: Take Me To The Plaza
For those media reporting the cost of mandatory hotel accommodation to be €1,875 for 12 nights, that's not what the booking website says, its €2,500 for two for 12 nights including bed, breakfast, lunch, dinner. See screenshot below. Teething probs? https://t.co/zmIJtbqFbn
— nwl (@nwl88444048) March 23, 2021