Ireland Lifts Mandatory Hotel Quarantine Requirement for Travellers

Travelers from other countries wishing to enter Ireland will not be required to follow the mandatory hotel quarantine requirements, as such a measure has been lifted by the Irish government.

According to the country’s health minister, Stephen Donnelly, quarantine requirements have been gradually reduced in recent months, TheSchengen.com reports.

“The mandatory hotel quarantine system was introduced as an exceptional public health measure at a time when our country was facing a very serious risk of importing variables of concern that could overwhelm our health services and, in particular, undermine the Covid-19 vaccination programme,” Donnelly noted in This connection, as reported by BTN Europe.

He stressed that the largest number of people in the mandatory hotel quarries reached the highest number in 9 in 2021, where 1,008 people were accommodated in such designed places.

Donnelly noted in this regard that “the successful operation of mandatory hotel quarantines has played a pivotal role in protecting the population, maintaining disease control and enabling the safe easing of restrictions imposed on our economy and society.”

The Irish Minister of Health also stressed that during the time such a scheme was in place, a total of 10,294 people followed the quarantine rules, while 593 of them subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.

Travelers from other regions with high rates of COVID-19 have had to pay for a 12-night stay at select and designer hotels in Ireland.

For a 12-night stay, passengers had to pay €1,875 (£1614) per person; However, they can end their self-isolation period on Day 10 if they submit a negative COVID-19 test result.

Ireland has reported 1,335 cases of COVID-19, in the past 24 hours, according to figures released by the World Health Organization.

The same source shows that a total of 383,218 people have tested positive for the Corona virus in Ireland since the beginning of the epidemic, while 5,209 people have died.

Such figures, as well as the epidemiological situation in other countries, prompted the authorities in Ireland to impose entry bans and other preventive measures in order to stop the rapid spread of the virus as well as its new strains.

Authorities in Ireland continue to require unvaccinated travelers arriving in the country from outside the EU and EEA to undergo a PCR test before traveling to Ireland, fill out a passenger locator form and follow the mandatory two-week quarantine rule.

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