Ireland to consider additional restrictions on travel from Britain

Currently travellers from Britain must self-quarantine but can move freely once they obtain a negative COVID-19 test

  

DUBLIN- The Irish government is considering increasing quarantine requirements for unvaccinated travellers from Britain, Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Sunday, citing concern over the Delta variant of COVID-19.

Currently travellers from Britain must self-quarantine but can move freely once they obtain a negative COVID-19 test no less than five days after arrival.

Asked in an interview with RTE radio whether the measures to be considered by the government in the coming days would include a longer quarantine for British travellers, Coveney said: "Potentially, yes, particularly for people who aren’t vaccinated."

(Reporting by Conor Humphries Editing by David Goodman ) ((conor.humphries@thomsonreuters.com; +353 1 236 1915;))


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