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#Foreign Travel

# foreign-travel - Last year 2021

July boost for overseas travel but pandemic continues to have a 'dramatic impact', says CSO
# Foreign Travel
# Foreign Travel

July boost for overseas travel but pandemic continues to have a 'dramatic impact', says CSO

Aug 30th 2021, 11:40 AM 14,088 Views 4 Comments

For every passenger who arrived in or departed from Ireland in July, there were five pre-pandemic.

Irish holidaymakers in Malta placed in mandatory quarantine after HSE vaccine certs not accepted
# Foreign Travel
# Foreign Travel

Irish holidaymakers in Malta placed in mandatory quarantine after HSE vaccine certs not accepted

Updated Jul 20th 2021, 8:35 PM 189,191 Views 178 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs says it is aware of the situation.

EU digital cert begins today in all member states except Ireland
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# Foreign Travel

EU digital cert begins today in all member states except Ireland

Jul 1st 2021, 12:10 PM 66,309 Views 117 Comments

Ireland is due to adopt the plan from 19 July with the delay put down to the HSE hack.

UK adds Malta and Spain’s Balearic islands to travel green list
# Foreign Travel
# Foreign Travel

UK adds Malta and Spain’s Balearic islands to travel green list

Jun 24th 2021, 10:59 PM 12,659 Views 11 Comments

UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said fully vaccinated travellers from amber list countries may not have to self-isolate in future.

Government expects to 'stick with the plan' of opening up foreign travel on 19 July
# Green Cert
# Green Cert

Government expects to 'stick with the plan' of opening up foreign travel on 19 July

Jun 24th 2021, 3:35 PM 24,497 Views 38 Comments

Ireland is to sign up to the EU Green Cert a number of weeks after it is available.

EU reaches deal on digital health pass, paving way for summer travel in Europe
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# Travel

EU reaches deal on digital health pass, paving way for summer travel in Europe

May 20th 2021, 10:33 PM 63,443 Views 49 Comments

The deal will allow for anybody living in the EU’s 27 countries to secure a digital health pass by the end of June.

'Self-quarantine' for arrivals is now the law with exemptions including for high-level sport
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'Self-quarantine' for arrivals is now the law with exemptions including for high-level sport

Feb 4th 2021, 5:16 PM 44,505 Views 66 Comments

Laws around hotel quarantine are still being drafted.

Donnelly: 'Not legally possible' to tell people to quarantine in bedrooms, instead there's 'public health advice'
# Strong Advice
# Strong Advice

Donnelly: 'Not legally possible' to tell people to quarantine in bedrooms, instead there's 'public health advice'

Feb 3rd 2021, 12:18 PM 53,577 Views 91 Comments

The Health Minister’s comments on television have been questioned by opposition politicians.

Mandatory hotel quarantine: 'Weeks' before measures are introduced
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# Foreign Travel

Mandatory hotel quarantine: 'Weeks' before measures are introduced

Feb 2nd 2021, 6:12 PM 23,464 Views 41 Comments

The government has said that primary legislation is required.

Poll: Were you planning a foreign holiday this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Were you planning a foreign holiday this year?

Feb 2nd 2021, 9:48 AM 80,034 Views 136 Comments

Had you thought about going on a holiday abroad this year, and what’s your plan now?

Going to the airport to leave the State without a valid reason is now an offence
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# Foreign Travel

Going to the airport to leave the State without a valid reason is now an offence

Feb 1st 2021, 12:19 PM 150,361 Views 126 Comments

People in breach may be subject to a fine of €500.

Arrivals to Ireland from South America must have a negative Covid-19 test AND self-isolate for 14 days
# Travel Advice
# Travel Advice

Arrivals to Ireland from South America must have a negative Covid-19 test AND self-isolate for 14 days

Updated Jan 18th 2021, 7:00 PM 22,900 Views 80 Comments
  • The UK on Friday banned travellers from South America from entering the country.
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said there are no plans for such a ban in Ireland as there are no direct flights from South Africa.
  • The variant has not yet been identified in Ireland.

# foreign-travel - All time

Explainer: Is the EU 'traffic light system' the saviour of holidays in 2021?
# Foreign Travel
# Foreign Travel

Explainer: Is the EU 'traffic light system' the saviour of holidays in 2021?

Oct 11th 2020, 7:30 AM 35,569 Views 24 Comments

Ireland wants to ‘align’ with the plans but may take some time to be fully on board.

Green List: Ryanair and Aer Lingus push for Ireland to join EU traffic light system but minister says it will 'take time'
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# Foreign Travel

Green List: Ryanair and Aer Lingus push for Ireland to join EU traffic light system but minister says it will 'take time'

Oct 7th 2020, 1:09 PM 59,566 Views 27 Comments

Eamon Ryan tol the Oireachtas Transport Committee that the Green LIst was ‘not working’.

Varadkar says it's wrong to send out 'mixed messages' over foreign travel
# Green List
# Green List

Varadkar says it's wrong to send out 'mixed messages' over foreign travel

Jul 21st 2020, 4:16 PM 28,231 Views 49 Comments

The Cabinet is due to sign off on the ‘green list’ of countries this evening.

Aviation industry 'will not survive' the impact of Covid-19 pandemic, warns final Taskforce report
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# Travel Woes

Aviation industry 'will not survive' the impact of Covid-19 pandemic, warns final Taskforce report

Updated Jul 10th 2020, 10:00 PM 31,793 Views 50 Comments

The Taskforce is made up of industry representatives including Aer Lingus and Dublin Airport.

Poll: Are you planning on travelling abroad in 2020?
# Travel Abroad
# Travel Abroad

Poll: Are you planning on travelling abroad in 2020?

Jun 30th 2020, 9:05 AM 54,863 Views 227 Comments

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan has urged people to stay in Ireland for the foreseeable.

EU looks to save summer holidays but will leave the reopening of borders to each country
# Deserted
# Deserted

EU looks to save summer holidays but will leave the reopening of borders to each country

May 13th 2020, 3:00 PM 29,338 Views 28 Comments

Tourism accounts for 12% of jobs across the EU.