What is the change? The Irish Government has removed all countries from Ireland’s COVID-19 “green list.”

What does the change mean? Anyone entering Ireland must restrict their movement for 14 days. Individuals travelling from Northern Ireland are exempt from the requirement to restrict movements or self-isolate.

  • Implementation time frame: This change took effect Oct. 12.
  • Who is affected: Anyone who is travelling to Ireland from another country is affected.
  • Next steps: Employers should note that any employees entering Ireland need to restrict their movement for 14 days and will therefore be unable to work in any location other than their private residence.

Analysis & Comments: The Irish government made this decision as part of its efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The government’s general advice still states that non-essential travel is to be avoided at this time. Employers and employees should be aware that this restriction of movement may affect employment start dates should the employee be required to restrict their movement for 14 days in Ireland. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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