Dublin Airport departures at Terminal 2 last month
Undertaking essential work travel out of Dublin airport and there’s presumably government staff with clipboards asking passengers for their PPS number and if they’re in receipt of social welfare payments.
“We see today that a large percentage of people flying into Ireland are not filling in the form asking them how they intend to socially isolate for two weeks. We need to allay any fears in tourism communities, and that can be done if the completion of these forms was mandatory in airports and ports.”
During his response, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said:
“In terms of the airport forms, they are not yet mandatory. They may well need to become mandatory. That is something we are considering at the moment, but I disagree with the Deputy. Making it mandatory for people to fill in forms to self-isolate for 14 days when they come to the country is not good for tourism.
“People will not come to Ireland if they have to isolate for 14 days. We need to get to the point where we can have air travel start again. I want air travel to start again for business and leisure but that will have to be done safely. That is being worked on at the moment.”
Hi Jim, the Irish Govt decides the Irish State’s travel policies in relation to COVID-19 based on its health advice. The Irish State is not conducting entry screening at Irish airports or ports as @HSELive says that neither the @WHO or the @ECDC_EU recommend entry screening.