In Ireland, non-essential international travel has been banned under current regulations, and people can leave their place of residence for up to 5 kilometers, except in justified cases. Narrow exceptions include work and education.
On an annual basis, passenger traffic is down 97 percent. However, a government official described it as a “very disturbing statistic” that two-thirds of Irish citizens arriving at airports are those who have returned from their vacation.
“Some people think that a fine of € 500 is not a sufficient deterrent to travel abroad, so the amount should be increased,” Martin said in a parliamentary speech. .
Ireland plans that visitors from Brazil and South Africa will be required to complete a mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated hotels. The regulation also applies to anyone who is unable to show a negative coronavirus test upon arrival. Britain is seeking similar measures to prevent further spread of viral mutations. In a country of about five million people, 204,940 people have been identified with coronavirus since the outbreak of the disease, of whom 3,752 have died from the disease.
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