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Individuals traveling to Ireland from a “high risk” country, or who have traveled through a “high risk” country, are now required to complete a 14-day mandatory hotel quarantine in a designated quarantine facility immediately upon arrival in Ireland. Individuals arriving into Ireland without a negative or “not detected” RT-PCR test must also complete this 14-day mandatory hotel quarantine, regardless of the country from which they traveled.
Additional Information: Once travelers reach their port of entry, they will be met by members of the Defence Forces who will ensure that the traveler is safely and securely transported to the location in which they will complete their pre-booked mandatory hotel quarantine. Travelers will receive a letter at the end the 14 days confirming that they have completed their quarantine.
If affected travelers do not fulfil the legal requirement for mandatory hotel quarantine, they are committing an offense and may face penalties, including fines of up to €2,000, a prison sentence of up to one month, or both.
Exemptions to the mandatory hotel quarantine include:
Analysis & Comments: The Irish government has made this recommendation, which is line with other countries, in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. It is important to note that the list of designated states is subject to change at short notice and passengers are required to check the list before travelling to Ireland, to be sure of their obligations. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your designated Deloitte contact. Employees who are affected by the travel restrictions will be kept informed of any changes.
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