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NI announces 10-day mandatory hotel quarantine for 'red list' arrivals
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

NI announces 10-day mandatory hotel quarantine for 'red list' arrivals

8 hours ago 28,456 Views 35 Comments

The countries on the red list include Brazil, Kenya, South Africa and Venezuela.

# travel - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Tánaiste 'increasingly confident' that indoor and outdoor dining will reopen during the summer
# Tourism
# Tourism

Tánaiste 'increasingly confident' that indoor and outdoor dining will reopen during the summer

Updated Thu 9:02 PM 53,849 Views 61 Comments

Leo Varadkar said that it is “increasingly evident that outdoor dining is much safer than indoor”.

# travel - Friday 9 April, 2021

Israelis question why they have to quarantine in hotels in Ireland despite being fully vaccinated
# Travel
# Travel

Israelis question why they have to quarantine in hotels in Ireland despite being fully vaccinated

Apr 9th 2021, 9:03 PM 55,919 Views 20 Comments

“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?”

# travel - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Irishman who can't come home for mother's funeral questions 'arbitrary' decision to add Puerto Rico to MHQ list
# Mandatory Hotel Quaratine
# Mandatory Hotel Quaratine

Irishman who can't come home for mother's funeral questions 'arbitrary' decision to add Puerto Rico to MHQ list

Apr 8th 2021, 6:00 AM 53,505 Views 40 Comments

John Doherty has questioned why the country was added to the list while other US territories or the US itself were not.

# travel - Monday 5 April, 2021

Talks to take place this week to find a compromise on mandatory hotel quarantine expansion
# Travel
# Travel

Talks to take place this week to find a compromise on mandatory hotel quarantine expansion

Apr 5th 2021, 12:58 PM 29,481 Views 64 Comments

One idea on the table is expanding the role of quarantining at home.

# travel - Friday 26 March, 2021

First group of passengers arrive in Ireland for mandatory hotel quarantine
# Travel
# Travel

First group of passengers arrive in Ireland for mandatory hotel quarantine

Updated Mar 26th 2021, 2:44 PM 69,854 Views 105 Comments

All arrivals into Ireland, from 33 selected countries, must now stay in a hotel for 12-days before they are free to travel in Ireland.

# travel - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Online booking portal for Ireland's mandatory hotel quarantine is now live
# Hotel Quarantine
# Hotel Quarantine

Online booking portal for Ireland's mandatory hotel quarantine is now live

Updated Mar 23rd 2021, 8:52 AM 75,019 Views 139 Comments
  • The mandatory hotel quarantine will come into effect at 4am on Friday.
  • The Tifco Hotel Group has been appointed as the service provider for the quarantine hotels.
  • All passengers travelling to Ireland from designated States must enter mandatory hotel quarantine.

# travel - Sunday 7 March, 2021

President Michael D Higgins signs mandatory quarantine legislation into law
# Travel
# Travel

President Michael D Higgins signs mandatory quarantine legislation into law

Updated Mar 7th 2021, 2:10 PM 164,150 Views 144 Comments

The law was passed in the Dáil and Seanad.

# travel - Thursday 4 March, 2021

Ryanair announces eight new routes for Belfast City Airport from this summer
# Travel
# Travel

Ryanair announces eight new routes for Belfast City Airport from this summer

Mar 4th 2021, 1:52 PM 27,744 Views 23 Comments

Ryanair has not operated at Belfast airport since 2010.

# travel - Thursday 25 February, 2021

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 18,145 Views 54 Comments

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

Number of people with Covid-19 in hospitals drops below 600
# ICU
# ICU

Number of people with Covid-19 in hospitals drops below 600

Feb 25th 2021, 9:05 AM 19,197 Views 43 Comments

Ten Covid-19 patients being treated in ICU died in the 24 hours up to 8am yesterday – the single highest daily number.

# travel - Saturday 20 February, 2021

Opinion: No foreign travel this year? All is not lost, Ireland has a lot to offer
# Staycation
# Staycation

Opinion: No foreign travel this year? All is not lost, Ireland has a lot to offer

Feb 20th 2021, 8:30 AM 80,511 Views 156 Comments

As foreign travel appears to be entirely off the radar for 2021, many are turning their attention to trips at home. Here, travel writer Deirdre Mullins shares some of Ireland’s hidden gems.

# travel - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

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 15,436 Views 13 Comments

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

# travel - Sunday 14 February, 2021

DUP says a two-island approach to international travel is worth 'exploring'
# Travel
# Travel

DUP says a two-island approach to international travel is worth 'exploring'

Feb 14th 2021, 7:05 PM 39,255 Views 27 Comments

The party’s leader said there was “scope for cooperation” on a joint approach between Ireland and the UK.

# travel - Thursday 11 February, 2021

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 89,056 Views 41 Comments

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

# travel - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Government plans to increase fines for non-essential international travel from €500 to €2,000
# Travelling Abroad
# Travelling Abroad

Government plans to increase fines for non-essential international travel from €500 to €2,000

Feb 10th 2021, 2:09 PM 41,176 Views 173 Comments

The €500 fine was not seen as enough of a deterrent to stop people travelling abroad.

# travel - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

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 19,835 Views 25 Comments

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

# travel - Monday 1 February, 2021

Nearly 300 people fined €100 each at Dublin Airport in last days of January
# Travel
# Travel

Nearly 300 people fined €100 each at Dublin Airport in last days of January

Feb 1st 2021, 7:12 PM 122,139 Views 54 Comments

Additionally, over 300 people arrived to Ireland without a valid PCR test last month.

# travel - Saturday 30 January, 2021

France to close borders to non-EU countries to limit spread of Covid-19
# Travel
# Travel

France to close borders to non-EU countries to limit spread of Covid-19

Jan 30th 2021, 1:32 PM 20,177 Views 22 Comments

France is restricting its borders and shutting all large shopping centres from tomorrow.

# travel - Thursday 28 January, 2021

Mandatory hotel quarantine to be expanded and 'Iceland model' explored - Tánaiste
# Four Walls
# Four Walls

Mandatory hotel quarantine to be expanded and 'Iceland model' explored - Tánaiste

Jan 28th 2021, 1:39 PM 39,970 Views 68 Comments

Arrivals from Brazil or South Africa or those without a PCR test are currently facing hotel quarantine.

Over 100 breaches of PCR test rule at Dublin Airport recorded under new rules
# Travel
# Travel

Over 100 breaches of PCR test rule at Dublin Airport recorded under new rules

Jan 28th 2021, 12:05 AM 66,344 Views 89 Comments

The Department of Justice said the breaches were a mixture of people failing to provide a test result and others providing a test result from beyond the 72-hour limit.

# travel - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Taoiseach: Almost half of passengers who arrived at Dublin Airport yesterday had been on holiday
# Travel
# Travel

Taoiseach: Almost half of passengers who arrived at Dublin Airport yesterday had been on holiday

Jan 27th 2021, 9:40 PM 155,861 Views 151 Comments

Micheál Martin said 397 people arriving at the airport yesterday were returning from holiday.

Confusion reigns over mandatory quarantine rules for arrivals from Britain
# Travel
# Travel

Confusion reigns over mandatory quarantine rules for arrivals from Britain

Jan 27th 2021, 6:16 PM 39,618 Views 70 Comments

The HSE had changed advice on its website but the DFA has said the situation has not changed.

Minister says gardaí will not enter homes to ensure people are quarantining after travel
# Covid19
# Covid19

Minister says gardaí will not enter homes to ensure people are quarantining after travel

Updated Jan 27th 2021, 1:51 PM 41,880 Views 102 Comments

If people are found not to be at home when they receive a call, they could face a fine of up to €2,500.

# travel - Monday 25 January, 2021

Level 5 restrictions to remain in place until 5 March as ministers agree on mandatory quarantine measures
# Covid Measures
# Covid Measures

Level 5 restrictions to remain in place until 5 March as ministers agree on mandatory quarantine measures

Jan 25th 2021, 9:09 PM 257,933 Views 186 Comments

There will also be additional checks at the ports and airports.

# travel - Friday 22 January, 2021

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 68,777 Views 110 Comments

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

Poll: Should there be mandatory quarantine for people who arrive in Ireland from abroad?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be mandatory quarantine for people who arrive in Ireland from abroad?

Jan 22nd 2021, 11:04 AM 66,812 Views 152 Comments

A number of other countries have brought in mandatory quarantine.

# travel - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

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 15,229 Views 34 Comments

Irish government favours asking people to restrict their movements.

# travel - Friday 15 January, 2021

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 14,702 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.

# travel - Thursday 14 January, 2021

European agency to amend travel advice following criticism from top Irish health officials
# ECDC
# ECDC

European agency to amend travel advice following criticism from top Irish health officials

Jan 14th 2021, 6:00 AM 21,725 Views 12 Comments

The ECDC said elements of its advice around international travel “need to be modified”.

# travel - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

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 7,741 Views 24 Comments

The change will kick in this Saturday.

# travel - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

All travellers into Ireland will need negative PCR test from previous 72 hours
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

All travellers into Ireland will need negative PCR test from previous 72 hours

Updated Jan 5th 2021, 9:01 PM 96,533 Views 87 Comments

The travel ban from Britain is set to be lifted at midnight on Friday.

# travel - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

People who arrived in Ireland from Britain since 8 December under 'enhanced surveillance'
# New Strain
# New Strain

People who arrived in Ireland from Britain since 8 December under 'enhanced surveillance'

Dec 23rd 2020, 9:41 AM 60,275 Views 62 Comments

Dr Colm Henry said NPHET will “be looking at enhanced surveillance of these passengers coming in”.

# travel - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

Updated advice for visitors from Britain: 14 days of self-isolation, regardless of test result
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Updated advice for visitors from Britain: 14 days of self-isolation, regardless of test result

Dec 22nd 2020, 6:06 PM 45,371 Views 56 Comments

Those arriving from Britain can now arrange for a test through a GP.

Stormont advises against non-essential travel between NI and both Republic and Britain
# New Strain
# New Strain

Stormont advises against non-essential travel between NI and both Republic and Britain

Dec 22nd 2020, 6:56 AM 20,029 Views 33 Comments

People arriving in Northern Ireland will also be advised to self-isolate for 10 days.

# travel - Monday 21 December, 2020

Coveney says inter-county travel ban may be re-introduced before 6 January
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coveney says inter-county travel ban may be re-introduced before 6 January

Dec 21st 2020, 12:55 PM 32,800 Views 33 Comments

Cabinet will meet tomorrow to decide when tighter restrictions should be imposed.

Eamon Ryan says Ireland will work with UK 'on what comes next' after 48-hour suspension of transport
# New Strain
# New Strain

Eamon Ryan says Ireland will work with UK 'on what comes next' after 48-hour suspension of transport

Updated Dec 21st 2020, 9:10 AM 34,921 Views 50 Comments

The Green Party leader also said increased restrictions will come into effect in Ireland “sooner than was originally planned”.

# travel - Sunday 20 December, 2020

Stricter tracing of international travellers needed in Ireland to avoid spread of new strain, senator says
# Travel
# Travel

Stricter tracing of international travellers needed in Ireland to avoid spread of new strain, senator says

Dec 20th 2020, 1:31 PM 25,952 Views 42 Comments

Several countries have placed a flight ban on the UK over fears of a new coronavirus variant.

# travel - Monday 7 December, 2020

Irish Rail to make pre-booking mandatory on all intercity routes over Christmas
# Riding Home For Christmas
# Riding Home For Christmas

Irish Rail to make pre-booking mandatory on all intercity routes over Christmas

Dec 7th 2020, 8:33 AM 14,018 Views 20 Comments

Reduced capacity will apply on trains due to Covid-19 restrictions.

# travel - Saturday 5 December, 2020

Narrative of 'shaming' is turning public away from flying, says Aer Lingus chief
# Travel
# Travel

Narrative of 'shaming' is turning public away from flying, says Aer Lingus chief

Dec 5th 2020, 6:49 PM 32,162 Views 55 Comments

The head of Aer Lingus has suggested that there has been a “degree of toxicity and flight shaming”.

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