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Government currently 'not contemplating' advising against travel to Northern Ireland, says Taoiseach
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Government currently 'not contemplating' advising against travel to Northern Ireland, says Taoiseach

Fri 2:13 PM 11,446 Views 8 Comments

Chief Medical Officer Dr Toy Holohan is today meeting with his Northern Ireland counterpart.

EU recommends countries lift travel restrictions on US tourists
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EU recommends countries lift travel restrictions on US tourists

Wed 3:48 PM 13,567 Views 15 Comments

EU members agreed to add the US to the list of countries from which restrictions on non-essential travel should be removed.

NPHET supports study on antigen testing in aviation sector - but tests shouldn't be 'green light' for activities
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NPHET supports study on antigen testing in aviation sector - but tests shouldn't be 'green light' for activities

Wed 2:58 PM 12,217 Views 79 Comments

Officials said there is currently no reliable evidence to support the widescale roll-out of these tests in this sector.

Students to get back on campus as college reopening plans to be signed off by Cabinet
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Students to get back on campus as college reopening plans to be signed off by Cabinet

Tue 12:05 AM 18,299 Views 8 Comments

Cabinet will also consider doubling home quarantine to ten days for unvaccinated people travelling from Britain to Ireland.

Cabinet to consider doubling home quarantine to ten days for unvaccinated people travelling from Britain to Ireland
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Cabinet to consider doubling home quarantine to ten days for unvaccinated people travelling from Britain to Ireland

Mon 1:05 PM 26,546 Views 50 Comments

The tougher restrictions will only apply to those that have not had two doses of a vaccine.

Explainer: What does the EU Covid Cert mean for travel this summer?
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Explainer: What does the EU Covid Cert mean for travel this summer?

Jun 13th 2021, 6:30 AM 29,305 Views 30 Comments

The cert will allow free travel for vaccinated people as well as those who have had a recent negative PCR test.

France begins reopening of society as the country eases Covid restrictions
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France begins reopening of society as the country eases Covid restrictions

Jun 9th 2021, 7:42 AM 13,183 Views 19 Comments

Residents of France will be able to stay out later and will also be able to sit inside cafes and restaurants.

Spain welcomes vaccinated tourists after easing of restrictions
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Spain welcomes vaccinated tourists after easing of restrictions

Jun 7th 2021, 4:46 PM 45,097 Views 40 Comments

Tourism is a major industry that in 2019 accounted for over 12% of Spain’s GDP.

Hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses can reopen from today
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Hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses can reopen from today

Jun 2nd 2021, 6:00 AM 22,547 Views 3 Comments

Indoor dining and leisure facilities at hotels are also permitted to reopen for guests.

Greece, Germany and five other countries kick off EU Covid travel certificates early
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Greece, Germany and five other countries kick off EU Covid travel certificates early

Jun 1st 2021, 8:01 PM 37,518 Views 21 Comments

Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Croatia and Poland have also started the system ahead of the July 1 rollout.

Overseas travel in April almost four times higher than same month last year
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Overseas travel in April almost four times higher than same month last year

May 31st 2021, 3:23 PM 14,234 Views 12 Comments

Numbers remain significantly below what they were prior to the pandemic.

At a glance: Everything you need to know about the summer re-opening plans
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At a glance: Everything you need to know about the summer re-opening plans

May 28th 2021, 7:34 PM 93,413 Views 38 Comments
  • The Taoiseach confirmed plans for travel, hospitality and live pilot events.
  • The country is taking “definite steps towards normal times”, Micheál Martin said.
  • Non-essential international travel and indoor dining is set to return in July.
Non-essential international travel to return on 19 July - here's how it will work
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Non-essential international travel to return on 19 July - here's how it will work

May 28th 2021, 6:30 PM 174,894 Views 46 Comments

‘Emergency brakes’ may be used to reduce travel from some countries to prevent new variants arriving in Ireland.

Almost a third of Irish adults plan on travelling this summer
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Almost a third of Irish adults plan on travelling this summer

May 24th 2021, 9:00 PM 35,391 Views 41 Comments

It’s estimated over a million Irish adults are planning on travelling this summer, both within Ireland and abroad.

Six more states removed from Mandatory Hotel Quarantine list
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Six more states removed from Mandatory Hotel Quarantine list

May 22nd 2021, 3:23 PM 44,345 Views 33 Comments

The states are Andorra, Georgia, Kuwait, Mongolia, Nigeria and Puerto Rico.

EU reaches deal on digital health pass, paving way for summer travel in Europe
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EU reaches deal on digital health pass, paving way for summer travel in Europe

May 20th 2021, 10:33 PM 63,062 Views 49 Comments

The deal will allow for anybody living in the EU’s 27 countries to secure a digital health pass by the end of June.

Poll: Will you go on a holiday abroad this year?
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Poll: Will you go on a holiday abroad this year?

May 19th 2021, 10:34 AM 56,810 Views 119 Comments

The EU’s ‘digital green cert’ is set to be in place by June.

Portugal to start allowing tourists from most European countries
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Portugal to start allowing tourists from most European countries

May 15th 2021, 11:40 AM 54,161 Views 38 Comments

Travellers from European Union countries with coronavirus rates below 500 cases per 100,000 residents can visit Portugal from Monday.

Poll: Should travel restrictions between Ireland and the UK be lifted?
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Poll: Should travel restrictions between Ireland and the UK be lifted?

May 14th 2021, 11:11 AM 42,866 Views 87 Comments

The vaccination programme is ramping up but easing restrictions too early could lead to another wave of Covid-19.

EU Commission proposes reopening of external borders
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EU Commission proposes reopening of external borders

May 3rd 2021, 2:02 PM 28,313 Views 8 Comments

EU officials believe the vaccination campaigns will soon be a “game changer” in the fight against Covid-19.

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

Apr 30th 2021, 7:23 PM 19,104 Views 30 Comments

Seven states have been taken off the list from today.

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

Apr 29th 2021, 9:43 AM 31,159 Views 47 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
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Spain says it is ready to welcome tourists from June

Apr 28th 2021, 8:03 AM 50,365 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
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India to be added to Ireland's mandatory hotel quarantine list

Apr 27th 2021, 2:41 PM 26,184 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
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Ursula von der Leyen says fully vaccinated US tourists will be able to visit the EU

Apr 26th 2021, 9:13 AM 25,785 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
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NI announces 10-day mandatory hotel quarantine for 'red list' arrivals

Apr 17th 2021, 7:47 AM 38,508 Views 37 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
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Tánaiste 'increasingly confident' that indoor and outdoor dining will reopen during the summer

Updated Apr 15th 2021, 9:02 PM 56,394 Views 61 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
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Israelis question why they have to quarantine in hotels in Ireland despite being fully vaccinated

Apr 9th 2021, 9:03 PM 56,515 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
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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 53,866 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
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Talks to take place this week to find a compromise on mandatory hotel quarantine expansion

Apr 5th 2021, 12:58 PM 29,606 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
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First group of passengers arrive in Ireland for mandatory hotel quarantine

Updated Mar 26th 2021, 2:44 PM 69,937 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
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Online booking portal for Ireland's mandatory hotel quarantine is now live

Updated Mar 23rd 2021, 8:52 AM 75,417 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.
President Michael D Higgins signs mandatory quarantine legislation into law
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President Michael D Higgins signs mandatory quarantine legislation into law

Updated Mar 7th 2021, 2:10 PM 164,350 Views 144 Comments

The law was passed in the Dáil and Seanad.

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

Mar 4th 2021, 1:52 PM 27,977 Views 23 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
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Donnelly meeting with Glynn to discuss whether more countries should be added to mandatory hotel quarantine list

Feb 25th 2021, 1:12 PM 18,180 Views 54 Comments

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

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

Feb 25th 2021, 9:05 AM 19,207 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
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Opinion: No foreign travel this year? All is not lost, Ireland has a lot to offer

Feb 20th 2021, 8:30 AM 81,067 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
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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 15,453 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'
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DUP says a two-island approach to international travel is worth 'exploring'

Feb 14th 2021, 7:05 PM 39,298 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
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20 countries to be on Ireland's mandatory hotel quarantine list

Feb 11th 2021, 8:32 AM 89,214 Views 41 Comments

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

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