Back In The Old Country [Updated]


Terminal 2 arrivals at Dublin Airport this afternoon


The European commission sent a list of questions to Government Buildings this evening on behalf of concerned EU citizens concerning Mandatory Hotel Quarantine (MHQ)/

In a statement to RTÉ News, the European Commission said:

“We understand that Ireland requires travellers coming from a “designated” country, irrespective of their nationality, to undergo a mandatory hotel quarantine.

The commission is looking into these measures as there are some concerns in relation to the general principles of EU law, in particular proportionality and non-discrimination.

“While quarantine and testing requirements are a national competence, nevertheless, when affecting citizens’ rights to free movement, such measures have to comply with general principles of EU law.”

EU raises concern about mandatory hotel quarantine (RTÉ)


This afternoon.

Dublin Airport.

American travellers are greeted by Irish Army soldiers and escorted to the Crowne Plaza Hotel for mandatory quarantine. USA was added to the list of covid ‘hot spots’ at 4am.

Bookings were temporarily paused yesterday as the Tifco Group of hotels have reached capacity. Those who have already made a booking are not affected by the pause.


16 thoughts on “Back In The Old Country [Updated]

  1. goldenbrown

    at least they don’t have to fill out the little yellow sheets of paper with a biro anymore
    plus they get sausages in a basket, yum

  2. Micko

    So, if they’re not taking bookings at the mo, what happens if someone flies in unbooked?

    Where do they go?

        1. General Public

          Like the others..

          Take a case against the state and you get to walk away scot free as the “laws” around this venture are legally unenforceable.

    1. GiggidyGoo

      Well, these can’t have booked in advance if the US was just added at 04:00 hrs today.

  3. White Dove

    Some of us in Ireland love a bit of authoritarianism… thank god the Nazis never invaded!

  4. seanydelight

    Could Legal Coffee drinker give any insight on these laws? I am convinced they are totally unconstitutional based on nothing more than gut feeling and an unwillingness to research it.

  5. Des

    The EU will pull them down shortly. Govt are absolute dolts and cannit get ANYTHING right. Civil servants in charge.

  6. Unreal

    I like these laws
    Keep the riff raff out especially the British 400,090 of whom are set to invade and seek asylum here when their country dissolved into a mush

  7. PointofOrder

    Can you pick one of the men in army gear to come to the hotel with you? The 2 weeks would fly by then…

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