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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# mandatory hotel quarantine

Last year
State spent almost €25 million on mandatory hotel quarantine, new figures show
Approximately €9.5 million was collected from those that had to use the service.
All time
Mandatory hotel quarantine signed back into law amid Omicron concerns
The law allows for travellers who arrive in Ireland from specific named countries to have to stay in a hotel for 14 days.
Taoiseach says 'call to arms' has helped stabilise cases but suggests Christmas will not be 'normal'
Legislation that will allow the government to reinstate mandatory hotel quarantine passed all stages in the Dáil this evening.
NPHET met today to discuss the advice it will give to government on the risks posed by the new Omicron variant.
Health officials considered whether more restrictions should be advised in the context of the current situation.
Legislation that will allow the government to reinstate mandatory hotel quarantine passed all stages in the Dáil this evening.
Children and face masks: Some tips from a speech and language therapist
Omicron Covid variant detected in Ireland from travel but 'no evidence yet' of community transmission
Mandatory hotel quarantine to effectively end with all remaining countries removed from list
The decision is based on the latest advice received from Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan.
Investigation underway into alleged sexual assault of Defence Forces member
It’s alleged to have happened at a hotel being used for mandatory hotel quarantine.
Turkey and the UAE among 34 countries removed from hotel quarantine list
Cuba will be added to the list from 4am on Tuesday.
Nine countries added to Ireland's mandatory hotel quarantine list
Russia, Indonesia and Tunisia are among the countries that will be added to the list on 29 June.
Canada removed from Mandatory Hotel Quarantine list, hospitalisations continue to fall
The total number of people in hospital with the virus is 44
United States, Belgium, France and Luxembourg to be removed from the mandatory hotel quarantine list
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
‘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
The legislation governing the system is due to lapse in the second week of June.
Six more states removed from Mandatory Hotel Quarantine list
The states are Andorra, Georgia, Kuwait, Mongolia, Nigeria and Puerto Rico.
Five countries removed from Ireland's mandatory hotel quarantine list
All travellers into Ireland must have a negative pre-flight Covid-19 test.
People travelling abroad for urgent medical reasons now exempt from mandatory hotel quarantine
The guidance also applies to carers and children.
India and Iran among five new countries added to mandatory hotel quarantine list
Seven states have been taken off the list from today.
Health officials to discuss possibility of adding India to hotel quarantine list
The country is experiencing a surge in Covid-19 infections.
Irish Council for Civil Liberties calls for mandatory hotel quarantine to be suspended
The ICCL says that the Constitution requires that the State employ detention as “a very last resort”.
Professor Ruairí Brugha: The current version of mandatory hotel quarantine is not fit for purpose
The public health expert says there are better, more creative ways to bolster the quarantine system and prevent the import of Covid.
High Court rules that South African woman is being detained lawfully within hotel quarantine
Charlene Heyns has been staying in mandatory hotel quarantine since she returned to Ireland on 9 April.
Exemptions to mandatory hotel quarantine for fully vaccinated people now in operation
It comes after an additional 16 countries were added to the mandatory hotel quarantine list.
NI announces 10-day mandatory hotel quarantine for 'red list' arrivals
The countries on the red list include Brazil, Kenya, South Africa and Venezuela.
Constitutional rights of two vaccinated women in mandatory quarantine being breached, court told
The legal actions are about the mechanics of the quarantine scheme, and how it is being applied.
Irish couples travelling abroad for surrogacy set to be exempt from hotel quarantine, High Court hears
The regulations could be in place by the end of the day, the High Court was told by lawyers for the State.
European Commission writes to government expressing concerns about hotel quarantine system
It believes the matter could impact EU law.
A European Commission spokesperson suggested there are other ways to protect public health.
Justice Minister Helen McEntee has defended legal advice over the measure, intended to prevent variants of concern.
The Irish Government has ten days to reply to the Commission.
Fully vaccinated people are to be exempt from mandatory hotel quarantine
The Minister for Health made the announcement this evening.
Younger with no underlying vulnerabilities may have second Pfizer dose delayed - Varadkar
Varadkar said the issue of spacing out the Pfizer doses is under consideration, but no decision has been taken yet.
Arriving passengers from 16 more countries must enter hotel quarantine from this morning
Today’s additions bring to 71 the total number of countries on the list.
Strong political support at Cabinet for exempting fully vaccinated people from hotel quarantine
The health minister said room capacity will be ramped up to 1,300.
Poll: Should the government cap incoming arrivals from countries on the mandatory quarantine list?
The pause in bookings has been caused by a high level of walk ins, according to Minister Donnelly.
Hotel quarantine bookings 'paused' by Department of Health in order to ramp up capacity
No bookings are available on the State’s mandatory hotel quarantine site until next Monday.
Woman seeking to exit hotel quarantine may leave tonight as two further actions launched
The woman travelled to support her father, who is due to undergo major cancer surgery.
Travellers from three specific states are now permitted to leave mandatory hotel quarantine early
The requirement to quarantine in a hotel for arrivals from Israel, Albania and St Lucia has been lifted.
Two passengers who travelled from Israel to Ireland permitted to leave mandatory hotel quarantine
Israel has been removed from countries on the mandatory hotel quarantine list.
Israelis question why they have to quarantine in hotels in Ireland despite being fully vaccinated
“If you don’t accept people into the country who are vaccinated, are Irish people the same? When they go travelling does it mean nothing outside of Ireland?”
Trial of women who refused quarantine after Dubai trip delayed ahead of constitutional challenge
The matter is due back before the High Court later this month.
Mandatory quarantine hotels concerns: 'There’s nothing to stop someone from opening their door and walking out'
Earlier this week, three women absconded from the Crowne Plaza near Dublin Airport.
Further EU countries to be added to Ireland’s quarantine list
France, Italy and Germany could join Austria on the list.
Hotel quarantine: Why is Austria on Ireland's list of 'designated countries' but not France and Germany?
Officials want to add 17 EU countries to the list.
Three women absconded from mandatory hotel quarantine today but later returned
They returned to the hotel after gardaí spoke to them.
Talks to take place this week to find a compromise on mandatory hotel quarantine expansion
One idea on the table is expanding the role of quarantining at home.