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Saturday 2 December 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# mhq

Last year
State spent almost €25 million on mandatory hotel quarantine, new figures show
Approximately €9.5 million was collected from those that had to use the service.
All time
Investigation underway into alleged sexual assault of Defence Forces member
It’s alleged to have happened at a hotel being used for mandatory hotel quarantine.
Turkey and the UAE among 34 countries removed from hotel quarantine list
Cuba will be added to the list from 4am on Tuesday.
Canada removed from Mandatory Hotel Quarantine list, hospitalisations continue to fall
The total number of people in hospital with the virus is 44
Government considering tighter restrictions on people travelling from Britain to Ireland
Simon Coveney said it could include longer quarantine periods for unvaccinated people travelling from Britain to Ireland.
Afghanistan and Egypt among five countries to be added to hotel quarantine list
The five countries will go on the list from Tuesday morning.
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.
Six more states removed from Mandatory Hotel Quarantine list
The states are Andorra, Georgia, Kuwait, Mongolia, Nigeria and Puerto Rico.
Five countries removed from Ireland's mandatory hotel quarantine list
All travellers into Ireland must have a negative pre-flight Covid-19 test.
People travelling abroad for urgent medical reasons now exempt from mandatory hotel quarantine
The guidance also applies to carers and children.
Fully vaccinated people are to be exempt from mandatory hotel quarantine
The Minister for Health made the announcement this evening.
Arriving passengers from 16 more countries must enter hotel quarantine from this morning
Today’s additions bring to 71 the total number of countries on the list.
Irishman who can't come home for mother's funeral questions 'arbitrary' decision to add Puerto Rico to MHQ list
John Doherty has questioned why the country was added to the list while other US territories or the US itself were not.