Advertisement

Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now

#Travel

# travel - Last year 2021

India and Iran among five new countries added to mandatory hotel quarantine list
# Shortlisted
# Shortlisted

India and Iran among five new countries added to mandatory hotel quarantine list

Apr 30th 2021, 7:23 PM 19,161 Views 31 Comments

Seven states have been taken off the list from today.

European Parliament votes to introduce EU Covid-19 passports - with some changes
# Digital Green Certificates
# Digital Green Certificates

European Parliament votes to introduce EU Covid-19 passports - with some changes

Apr 29th 2021, 9:43 AM 31,462 Views 48 Comments

MEPs said that the Covid certificate system should not be in place for longer than 12 months.

Spain says it is ready to welcome tourists from June
# Travel
# Travel

Spain says it is ready to welcome tourists from June

Apr 28th 2021, 8:03 AM 50,545 Views 45 Comments

MEPs will today vote on a proposal for Digital Green Certificates.

India to be added to Ireland's mandatory hotel quarantine list
# Covid19
# Covid19

India to be added to Ireland's mandatory hotel quarantine list

Apr 27th 2021, 2:41 PM 26,301 Views 20 Comments

Three cases of the B1617 variant, which was first identified in India, have been confirmed in the Republic.

Ursula von der Leyen says fully vaccinated US tourists will be able to visit the EU
# Holiday! Celebrate!
# Holiday! Celebrate!

Ursula von der Leyen says fully vaccinated US tourists will be able to visit the EU

Apr 26th 2021, 9:13 AM 25,887 Views 42 Comments

Individual member states are likely to adopt the EU’s Green Cert plans at a different pace.

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

Apr 17th 2021, 7:47 AM 38,638 Views 38 Comments

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

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 Apr 15th 2021, 9:02 PM 56,494 Views 62 Comments

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

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 56,692 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?”

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 54,010 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.

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 29,677 Views 65 Comments

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

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 70,075 Views 107 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.

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 75,713 Views 140 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.
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 164,669 Views 144 Comments

The law was passed in the Dáil and Seanad.

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 28,210 Views 21 Comments

Ryanair has not operated at Belfast airport since 2010.

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.

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 19,257 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.

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 81,410 Views 155 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.

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.

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 39,359 Views 27 Comments

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

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.

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 42,004 Views 174 Comments

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

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 20,086 Views 25 Comments

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

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 122,614 Views 56 Comments

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

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 20,215 Views 22 Comments

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

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 40,029 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 66,984 Views 90 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.

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 156,074 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 39,734 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 42,845 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.

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 258,496 Views 186 Comments

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

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.

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 66,977 Views 153 Comments

A number of other countries have brought in mandatory quarantine.

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.

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 14,830 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.

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 21,787 Views 12 Comments

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

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.

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 96,874 Views 87 Comments

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

# travel - All time

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 60,422 Views 62 Comments

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

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 45,521 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 20,070 Views 33 Comments

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