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# international-travel - This year 2022

Breakfasts, photos & cancelled hotels: how Government spent almost €500k on travel in two years
# Foreign Affairs
# Foreign Affairs

Breakfasts, photos & cancelled hotels: how Government spent almost €500k on travel in two years

Aug 16th 2022, 12:05 AM 23,994 Views 28 Comments

The highest spender was the Department of Foreign Affairs, spending €166,553 on foreign travel since the Government was formed.

Taoiseach: 'I'm disappointed personally, but it's not the end of the world'
# Bad Luck
# Bad Luck

Taoiseach: 'I'm disappointed personally, but it's not the end of the world'

Updated Mar 17th 2022, 8:37 PM 62,546 Views 62 Comments

Micheál Martin must remain in the US for a number of days under public health advice.

# international-travel - Last year 2021

Government won't refund inbound travellers who got Covid tests before requirement was delayed
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Government won't refund inbound travellers who got Covid tests before requirement was delayed

Dec 17th 2021, 3:06 PM 18,102 Views 14 Comments

The rule was deferred for two days at the start of the month.

Children under 18 won't be required to be fully vaccinated to enter US
# International Travel
# International Travel

Children under 18 won't be required to be fully vaccinated to enter US

Oct 26th 2021, 9:59 AM 13,784 Views 6 Comments

They will still need to take a Covid-19 test unless they are two or younger.

Children under 12 won't need a PCR test when entering the State from next week
# International Travel
# International Travel

Children under 12 won't need a PCR test when entering the State from next week

Jul 13th 2021, 7:11 PM 32,984 Views 17 Comments

Cabinet approved the change today to bring Ireland in line with other EU countries.

Hundreds of thousands of Digital Covid Certs to be issued 'within weeks'
# International Travel
# International Travel

Hundreds of thousands of Digital Covid Certs to be issued 'within weeks'

Jul 1st 2021, 4:44 PM 32,966 Views 74 Comments

The Digital Covid Cert is proof that travellers have been fully vaccinated, have received a negative test result or have recovered from the virus.

Government to launch campaign on travel making clear that young unvaccinated people can go abroad
# Free To Go
# Free To Go

Government to launch campaign on travel making clear that young unvaccinated people can go abroad

Jun 22nd 2021, 6:10 AM 67,870 Views 37 Comments

Tanaiste Leo Varadkar clarified yesterday that young people who are not fully vaccinated can travel abroad this summer, despite the chief medical officer Tony Holohan giving advice to the contrary last week.

Government currently 'not contemplating' advising against travel to Northern Ireland, says Taoiseach
# Travel
# Travel

Government currently 'not contemplating' advising against travel to Northern Ireland, says Taoiseach

Jun 18th 2021, 2:13 PM 12,812 Views 8 Comments

Chief Medical Officer Dr Toy Holohan is today meeting with his Northern Ireland counterpart.

Overseas travel in April almost four times higher than same month last year
# Going Abroad
# Going Abroad

Overseas travel in April almost four times higher than same month last year

May 31st 2021, 3:23 PM 14,278 Views 12 Comments

Numbers remain significantly below what they were prior to the pandemic.

Government won't provide free PCR tests to people heading off on international holidays, says junior Minister
# Ossian Smyth
# Ossian Smyth

Government won't provide free PCR tests to people heading off on international holidays, says junior Minister

May 29th 2021, 4:17 PM 46,337 Views 93 Comments

Minister for State Ossian Smyth says that holidaymakers will need to reach out to private testing companies.

United States, Belgium, France and Luxembourg to be removed from the mandatory hotel quarantine list
# International Travel
# International Travel

United States, Belgium, France and Luxembourg to be removed from the mandatory hotel quarantine list

May 28th 2021, 8:25 PM 17,803 Views 7 Comments

Travel is to be permitted for non-essential reasons from 19 July, Taoiseach Micheál Martin confirmed this evening.

Non-essential international travel to return on 19 July - here's how it will work
# Travel
# Travel

Non-essential international travel to return on 19 July - here's how it will work

May 28th 2021, 6:30 PM 198,388 Views 51 Comments

‘Emergency brakes’ may be used to reduce travel from some countries to prevent new variants arriving in Ireland.

Health minister seeks to extend mandatory hotel quarantine until 31 July
# International Travel
# International Travel

Health minister seeks to extend mandatory hotel quarantine until 31 July

May 27th 2021, 4:01 PM 24,404 Views 29 Comments

The legislation governing the system is due to lapse in the second week of June.

'Unreasonable' to ask fully vaccinated people to wait for Green Cert to become operational, says transport minister
# International Travel
# International Travel

'Unreasonable' to ask fully vaccinated people to wait for Green Cert to become operational, says transport minister

May 25th 2021, 7:54 PM 41,604 Views 41 Comments

Transport Minister Eamon Ryan says fully vaccinated people should be exempt from testing and quarantine.

Almost a third of Irish adults plan on travelling this summer
# Travel
# Travel

Almost a third of Irish adults plan on travelling this summer

May 24th 2021, 9:00 PM 35,571 Views 41 Comments

It’s estimated over a million Irish adults are planning on travelling this summer, both within Ireland and abroad.

Dozens of airline pilots have lined up outside Leinster House to warn of thousands of job losses in their sector
# Reopening Travel
# Reopening Travel

Dozens of airline pilots have lined up outside Leinster House to warn of thousands of job losses in their sector

May 24th 2021, 2:18 PM 31,834 Views 19 Comments
  • IALPA has called on the Irish government to roll out antigen testing at our airports and to reopen air travel in early July in line with other EU countries.
  • The union president says the divergent approach Ireland is taking to the rest of Europe is "unacceptable".
  • The Taoiseach will set out a plan to reopen aviation on Friday.
Covid-19: Here's when to expect next week's summer re-opening decisions
# Summertime
# Summertime

Covid-19: Here's when to expect next week's summer re-opening decisions

May 22nd 2021, 6:30 AM 41,261 Views 35 Comments

Cabinet will meet on Friday this week.

Two women arrested after refusing to go to quarantine hotel after returning from Dubai
# International Travel
# International Travel

Two women arrested after refusing to go to quarantine hotel after returning from Dubai

Apr 2nd 2021, 7:43 PM 108,043 Views 0 Comments

The women are due in court tomorrow morning.

Donnelly meeting with Glynn to discuss whether more countries should be added to mandatory hotel quarantine list
# International Travel
# International Travel

Donnelly meeting with Glynn to discuss whether more countries should be added to mandatory hotel quarantine list

Feb 25th 2021, 1:12 PM 18,227 Views 54 Comments

There are currently 20 countries on the ‘category 2′ list.

Mandatory quarantine proposals will be seen as harsh by some and insufficient by others, says minister
# International Travel
# International Travel

Mandatory quarantine proposals will be seen as harsh by some and insufficient by others, says minister

Feb 24th 2021, 5:04 PM 17,114 Views 96 Comments

The new legislation is being debated in the Dáil this afternoon.

AGSI boss surprised to hear about Garda role in hotel quarantine - as Cabinet yet to sign off on Bill
# Enforcement
# Enforcement

AGSI boss surprised to hear about Garda role in hotel quarantine - as Cabinet yet to sign off on Bill

Feb 17th 2021, 2:07 PM 15,499 Views 13 Comments

The Cabinet is yet to sign off on mandatory hotel quarantine for some travellers arriving in Ireland.

20 countries to be on Ireland's mandatory hotel quarantine list
# International Travel
# International Travel

20 countries to be on Ireland's mandatory hotel quarantine list

Feb 11th 2021, 8:32 AM 89,316 Views 41 Comments

Primary legislation is required before people are mandated to quarantine in hotels.

'Refreshed' Living With Covid plan being worked on as Varadkar details Ireland-UK talks on travel
# International Travel
# International Travel

'Refreshed' Living With Covid plan being worked on as Varadkar details Ireland-UK talks on travel

Updated Feb 9th 2021, 6:08 PM 51,118 Views 48 Comments

He said there seems to be an “openness” to talking about the two islands working together.

Ryanair says it owes no money to travel agents, denies claims that airline is causing refund 'logjam'
# Travel
# Travel

Ryanair says it owes no money to travel agents, denies claims that airline is causing refund 'logjam'

Updated Feb 9th 2021, 2:39 PM 20,087 Views 25 Comments

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary said last week that there is no backlog and all refunds have been issued.

Factfind: Do we know the rate of travel transmission?
# International Travel
# International Travel

Factfind: Do we know the rate of travel transmission?

Jan 29th 2021, 12:39 PM 15,467 Views 45 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday night that international travel accounts for fewer than 1% of Covid-19 cases

Govt looking at mandatory quarantine for arrivals without a PCR test and from 'high risk' areas
# Mandatory Quarantine
# Mandatory Quarantine

Govt looking at mandatory quarantine for arrivals without a PCR test and from 'high risk' areas

Updated Jan 22nd 2021, 5:47 PM 68,939 Views 110 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has also spoken about a potential ‘two island’ solution with the UK.

Mandatory quarantine unlikely and only to be considered if UK opted for similar system
# International Travel
# International Travel

Mandatory quarantine unlikely and only to be considered if UK opted for similar system

Jan 19th 2021, 6:37 PM 15,303 Views 36 Comments

Irish government favours asking people to restrict their movements.

All passengers arriving into Ireland must have a negative PCR test from today
# International Travel
# International Travel

All passengers arriving into Ireland must have a negative PCR test from today

Jan 16th 2021, 6:30 AM 31,940 Views 49 Comments

Here’s what you need to know about the new rules.

No plans to ban South American passengers as there are no direct flights into Ireland
# International Travel
# International Travel

No plans to ban South American passengers as there are no direct flights into Ireland

Jan 15th 2021, 3:43 PM 14,834 Views 30 Comments

Travellers from South America are no longer allowed to come into the UK, amid fears over a new virus variant first identified in Brazil.

Cabinet signs off on all passengers requiring negative PCR test result prior to arrival in Ireland
# International Travel
# International Travel

Cabinet signs off on all passengers requiring negative PCR test result prior to arrival in Ireland

Jan 12th 2021, 5:58 PM 41,981 Views 59 Comments

The new measures will kick in on Saturday.

Top Irish health official raised 'serious concerns' about travel advice issued by European agency
# International Travel
# International Travel

Top Irish health official raised 'serious concerns' about travel advice issued by European agency

Jan 8th 2021, 12:05 AM 46,769 Views 53 Comments

The Department wrote to the European Centre for Disease Control & Prevention one day before the UK revealed a new variant of Covid-19.

People travelling from Britain or South Africa required to have negative Covid test before arrival
# Travel
# Travel

People travelling from Britain or South Africa required to have negative Covid test before arrival

Jan 6th 2021, 5:44 PM 7,790 Views 24 Comments

The change will kick in this Saturday.

# international-travel - All time

Vardakar: 'We're asking people to put off their trip, but if they have to come home please follow the rules'
# On A Jetplane
# On A Jetplane

Vardakar: 'We're asking people to put off their trip, but if they have to come home please follow the rules'

Nov 27th 2020, 8:43 PM 29,710 Views 21 Comments

The government says it is up to individual families to decide if someone coming home is essential.

Ireland remains 'orange' on EU traffic light travel map
# Christmas Travel
# Christmas Travel

Ireland remains 'orange' on EU traffic light travel map

Nov 26th 2020, 3:12 PM 46,031 Views 18 Comments

New travel rules kick in this weekend.

Ireland and the Canary Islands turn 'orange' on EU traffic light travel map
# International Travel
# International Travel

Ireland and the Canary Islands turn 'orange' on EU traffic light travel map

Nov 19th 2020, 2:43 PM 143,874 Views 45 Comments

Travellers arriving from orange regions do not have to restrict their movements if they have a negative Covid-19 test taken three days before their arrival.

Dublin Airport test centre expecting rise in Christmas demand as people get tested before visiting loved ones
# Pcr Test
# Pcr Test

Dublin Airport test centre expecting rise in Christmas demand as people get tested before visiting loved ones

Nov 19th 2020, 2:14 PM 19,517 Views 13 Comments

The test centre at Dublin Airport is open to anyone who wishes to take a test.

Health Minister: 'If you do need to travel home for Christmas - follow traffic light rules'
# Testing
# Testing

Health Minister: 'If you do need to travel home for Christmas - follow traffic light rules'

Updated Nov 18th 2020, 5:26 PM 47,525 Views 35 Comments

The Taoiseach says Irish public health experts are “not converts” to antigen testing.

Confused by the current travel advice? You're not alone. Here's everything you need to know right now
# Christmas Plans
# Christmas Plans

Confused by the current travel advice? You're not alone. Here's everything you need to know right now

Nov 14th 2020, 12:05 AM 49,179 Views 41 Comments

‘Baby please come home,’ Bono once sang… But will Tony Holohan endorse that message this year?

Here are the list of passengers exempted from new restrictions under the traffic light system
# Exempted Workers
# Exempted Workers

Here are the list of passengers exempted from new restrictions under the traffic light system

Nov 7th 2020, 10:30 AM 64,678 Views 44 Comments

The government has already agreed to the list of exempted categories of travellers under the new EU plan.

New travel traffic light system kicks in on Sunday - here's what you need to know
# International Travel
# International Travel

New travel traffic light system kicks in on Sunday - here's what you need to know

Nov 7th 2020, 12:05 AM 121,411 Views 31 Comments

It’s hoped the plan will help jump start the aviation sector in a safe way.

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