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# Foreign Travel

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July boost for overseas travel but pandemic continues to have a 'dramatic impact', says CSO
For every passenger who arrived in or departed from Ireland in July, there were five pre-pandemic.
Irish holidaymakers in Malta placed in mandatory quarantine after HSE vaccine certs not accepted
The Department of Foreign Affairs says it is aware of the situation.
EU digital cert begins today in all member states except Ireland
Ireland is due to adopt the plan from 19 July with the delay put down to the HSE hack.
UK adds Malta and Spain’s Balearic islands to travel green list
UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said fully vaccinated travellers from amber list countries may not have to self-isolate in future.
Government expects to 'stick with the plan' of opening up foreign travel on 19 July
Ireland is to sign up to the EU Green Cert a number of weeks after it is available.
EU reaches deal on digital health pass, paving way for summer travel in Europe
The deal will allow for anybody living in the EU’s 27 countries to secure a digital health pass by the end of June.
'Self-quarantine' for arrivals is now the law with exemptions including for high-level sport
Laws around hotel quarantine are still being drafted.
Donnelly: 'Not legally possible' to tell people to quarantine in bedrooms, instead there's 'public health advice'
The Health Minister’s comments on television have been questioned by opposition politicians.
Mandatory hotel quarantine: 'Weeks' before measures are introduced
The government has said that primary legislation is required.
Poll: Were you planning a foreign holiday this year?
Had you thought about going on a holiday abroad this year, and what’s your plan now?
Going to the airport to leave the State without a valid reason is now an offence
People in breach may be subject to a fine of €500.
Arrivals to Ireland from South America must have a negative Covid-19 test AND self-isolate for 14 days
The advice is the same as that in place for Britain and South Africa.
The UK on Friday banned travellers from South America from entering the country.
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said there are no plans for such a ban in Ireland as there are no direct flights from South Africa.
The variant has not yet been identified in Ireland.
Covid-19: UK bans passengers from South America amid concerns over new Brazilian variant
'It won't be easy to control': How two new Covid-19 variants could wreak havoc on Ireland's virus response
Explainer: Is the EU 'traffic light system' the saviour of holidays in 2021?
Ireland wants to ‘align’ with the plans but may take some time to be fully on board.
Green List: Ryanair and Aer Lingus push for Ireland to join EU traffic light system but minister says it will 'take time'
Eamon Ryan tol the Oireachtas Transport Committee that the Green LIst was ‘not working’.
Varadkar says it's wrong to send out 'mixed messages' over foreign travel
The Cabinet is due to sign off on the ‘green list’ of countries this evening.
Aviation industry 'will not survive' the impact of Covid-19 pandemic, warns final Taskforce report
The Taskforce is made up of industry representatives including Aer Lingus and Dublin Airport.
Poll: Are you planning on travelling abroad in 2020?
Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan has urged people to stay in Ireland for the foreseeable.
EU looks to save summer holidays but will leave the reopening of borders to each country
Tourism accounts for 12% of jobs across the EU.