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# international travel

Last year
Breakfasts, photos & cancelled hotels: how Government spent almost €500k on travel in two years
The highest spender was the Department of Foreign Affairs, spending €166,553 on foreign travel since the Government was formed.
Taoiseach: 'I'm disappointed personally, but it's not the end of the world'
Micheál Martin must remain in the US for a number of days under public health advice.
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Government won't refund inbound travellers who got Covid tests before requirement was delayed
The rule was deferred for two days at the start of the month.
Children under 18 won't be required to be fully vaccinated to enter US
They will still need to take a Covid-19 test unless they are two or younger.
Children under 12 won't need a PCR test when entering the State from next week
Cabinet approved the change today to bring Ireland in line with other EU countries.
Hundreds of thousands of Digital Covid Certs to be issued 'within weeks'
The Digital Covid Cert is proof that travellers have been fully vaccinated, have received a negative test result or have recovered from the virus.
Government to launch campaign on travel making clear that young unvaccinated people can go abroad
Tanaiste Leo Varadkar clarified yesterday that young people who are not fully vaccinated can travel abroad this summer, despite the chief medical officer Tony Holohan giving advice to the contrary last week.
Government currently 'not contemplating' advising against travel to Northern Ireland, says Taoiseach
Chief Medical Officer Dr Toy Holohan is today meeting with his Northern Ireland counterpart.
Overseas travel in April almost four times higher than same month last year
Numbers remain significantly below what they were prior to the pandemic.
Government won't provide free PCR tests to people heading off on international holidays, says junior Minister
Minister for State Ossian Smyth says that holidaymakers will need to reach out to private testing companies.
United States, Belgium, France and Luxembourg to be removed from the mandatory hotel quarantine list
Travel is to be permitted for non-essential reasons from 19 July, Taoiseach Micheál Martin confirmed this evening.
Non-essential international travel to return on 19 July - here's how it will work
‘Emergency brakes’ may be used to reduce travel from some countries to prevent new variants arriving in Ireland.
Health minister seeks to extend mandatory hotel quarantine until 31 July
The legislation governing the system is due to lapse in the second week of June.
'Unreasonable' to ask fully vaccinated people to wait for Green Cert to become operational, says transport minister
Transport Minister Eamon Ryan says fully vaccinated people should be exempt from testing and quarantine.
Almost a third of Irish adults plan on travelling this summer
It’s estimated over a million Irish adults are planning on travelling this summer, both within Ireland and abroad.
Dozens of airline pilots have lined up outside Leinster House to warn of thousands of job losses in their sector
The pilots are asking why the Irish government is taking a different approach to antigen testing than other European states.
IALPA has called on the Irish government to roll out antigen testing at our airports and to reopen air travel in early July in line with other EU countries.
The union president says the divergent approach Ireland is taking to the rest of Europe is "unacceptable".
The Taoiseach will set out a plan to reopen aviation on Friday.
Covid-19: Here's when to expect next week's summer re-opening decisions
Cabinet will meet on Friday this week.
Two women arrested after refusing to go to quarantine hotel after returning from Dubai
The women are due in court tomorrow morning.
Donnelly meeting with Glynn to discuss whether more countries should be added to mandatory hotel quarantine list
There are currently 20 countries on the ‘category 2′ list.
Mandatory quarantine proposals will be seen as harsh by some and insufficient by others, says minister
The new legislation is being debated in the Dáil this afternoon.
AGSI boss surprised to hear about Garda role in hotel quarantine - as Cabinet yet to sign off on Bill
The Cabinet is yet to sign off on mandatory hotel quarantine for some travellers arriving in Ireland.
20 countries to be on Ireland's mandatory hotel quarantine list
Primary legislation is required before people are mandated to quarantine in hotels.
'Refreshed' Living With Covid plan being worked on as Varadkar details Ireland-UK talks on travel
He said there seems to be an “openness” to talking about the two islands working together.
Ryanair says it owes no money to travel agents, denies claims that airline is causing refund 'logjam'
Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary said last week that there is no backlog and all refunds have been issued.
Factfind: Do we know the rate of travel transmission?
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday night that international travel accounts for fewer than 1% of Covid-19 cases
Govt looking at mandatory quarantine for arrivals without a PCR test and from 'high risk' areas
Taoiseach Micheál Martin has also spoken about a potential ‘two island’ solution with the UK.
Mandatory quarantine unlikely and only to be considered if UK opted for similar system
Irish government favours asking people to restrict their movements.
All passengers arriving into Ireland must have a negative PCR test from today
Here’s what you need to know about the new rules.
No plans to ban South American passengers as there are no direct flights into Ireland
Travellers from South America are no longer allowed to come into the UK, amid fears over a new virus variant first identified in Brazil.
Cabinet signs off on all passengers requiring negative PCR test result prior to arrival in Ireland
The new measures will kick in on Saturday.
Top Irish health official raised 'serious concerns' about travel advice issued by European agency
The Department wrote to the European Centre for Disease Control & Prevention one day before the UK revealed a new variant of Covid-19.
People travelling from Britain or South Africa required to have negative Covid test before arrival
The change will kick in this Saturday.
Vardakar: 'We're asking people to put off their trip, but if they have to come home please follow the rules'
The government says it is up to individual families to decide if someone coming home is essential.
Ireland remains 'orange' on EU traffic light travel map
New travel rules kick in this weekend.
Ireland and the Canary Islands turn 'orange' on EU traffic light travel map
Travellers arriving from orange regions do not have to restrict their movements if they have a negative Covid-19 test taken three days before their arrival.
Dublin Airport test centre expecting rise in Christmas demand as people get tested before visiting loved ones
The test centre at Dublin Airport is open to anyone who wishes to take a test.
Health Minister: 'If you do need to travel home for Christmas - follow traffic light rules'
The Taoiseach says Irish public health experts are “not converts” to antigen testing.
Confused by the current travel advice? You're not alone. Here's everything you need to know right now
‘Baby please come home,’ Bono once sang… But will Tony Holohan endorse that message this year?
Here are the list of passengers exempted from new restrictions under the traffic light system
The government has already agreed to the list of exempted categories of travellers under the new EU plan.
New travel traffic light system kicks in on Sunday - here's what you need to know
It’s hoped the plan will help jump start the aviation sector in a safe way.