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Sunday 1 October 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# quarantine

This year
China ends quarantine for overseas travellers
Beijing last month began a dramatic dismantling of a strategy that had enforced mandatory quarantines and lockdowns.
Last year
North Korea confirms 21 new deaths as it battles Covid-19
The country had previously held for more than two years to the widely doubted claim that it had kept the virus out.
'There was an element of frustration being stuck in a room for 24 hours a day'
Munster fullback Mike Haley was one of the 14 players and staff who had to quarantine in South Africa.
Thousands held on cruise ship in Hong Kong due to Omicron fears
The Royal Caribbean’s Spectrum of the Seas ship was forced to return a day early from a cruise.
All time
CDC health officials recommend shorter Covid-19 isolation period in the US
They said the guidance is in keeping with growing evidence people are most infectious in the two days before and three days after symptoms develop.
Sydney to scrap all quarantine requirements for travellers from next month
“Hotel quarantine will be a thing of the past. This is a significant day for our state.”
Fully-vaccinated Premier League players given exemption to travel to red list countries
Upon their return, the players must quarantine for 10 days at a club facility, which they can only leave once a day to train or play.
Mandatory hotel quarantine to effectively end with all remaining countries removed from list
The decision is based on the latest advice received from Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan.
Tottenham trio to stay in Croatia for next week
Argentinians Lo Celso and Romero and Colombia’s Sanchez travelled to South America for World Cup qualifiers last week.
New Zealand plans to reopen borders early next year
Officials also said they would delay second shots of the Pfizer vaccine in order to speed up first shots.
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.
Ireland v France clash set to go ahead with government exemption
France is being added to the government’s quarantine list on Thursday.
10 cases of Covid-19 detected in mandatory hotel quarantine
Contact tracing also found that people most commonly mentioned shopping and work as possible sources of transmission.
Further EU countries to be added to Ireland’s quarantine list
France, Italy and Germany could join Austria on the list.
New Zealand and Australia to start quarantine-free travel
Ardern urged Australians to take advantage of the bubble, with New Zealand’s ski season on the horizon.
Second person who absconded from hotel quarantine located
The location of another remains unknown.
State to indemnify hotels used for mandatory quarantine against legal action
They will still be liable for normal personal injuries claims.
Man Utd to join Liverpool in not releasing internationals if they have to quarantine on their return
Arrivals in Britain from “Red List” countries are subject to 10 days’ hotel confinement.
Lazio made to wait before match is abandoned as Torino fail to show up for Serie A fixture
The home side were eventually informed by the referee that Torino were considered to have forfeited the game in a 3-0 loss.
13 Central and South American countries added to mandatory quarantine list
The updated list of countries was announced by the Minister for Health this evening.
20 countries to be on Ireland's mandatory hotel quarantine list
Primary legislation is required before people are mandated to quarantine in hotels.
Taoiseach says hotel quarantining for high-risk travellers to be introduced by mid-February
Micheál Martin denied the introduction of the measure was taking too long when he spoke to RTÉ’s Prime Time last night.
Mandatory hotel quarantine: 'Weeks' before measures are introduced
The government has said that primary legislation is required.
Mandatory hotel quarantine to be expanded and 'Iceland model' explored - Tánaiste
Arrivals from Brazil or South Africa or those without a PCR test are currently facing hotel quarantine.
Quarantine hotels set to be introduced in UK to limit spread of Covid variants
Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi said an announcement on the plans will be made later today.
Quarantine for people without a negative test and passengers from certain countries set to be introduced
Ministers will discuss how much longer Level 5 restrictions will be needed.
Explainer: Why is mandatory quarantine being debated again and what are other countries doing?
A mandatory 14-day quarantine is in place in Australia and other countries for people travelling from abroad.
Poll: Should there be mandatory quarantine for people who arrive in Ireland from abroad?
A number of other countries have brought in mandatory quarantine.
UK considering a £500 grant per positive Covid test 'to incentivise quarantine'
The plan has been prompted by polling that indicates only 17% of people with symptoms are coming forward for testing.
The Cambridge Dictionary's Word of the Year is... 'quarantine'
It edged out other finalist words “pandemic” and “lockdown”.
Poll: Should people be fined for failing to self-isolate?
England has introduced a fine of up to £10,000 for people who fail to quarantine.
NZR fuming as TRC schedule would see All Blacks miss Christmas with their families
The fixtures for the 2020 Championship were revealed but the Kiwis expressed their frustration.
Irish government aiming to allow people to travel abroad to visit loved ones for Christmas
Leo Varadkar told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland that Ireland may lose travel connectivity “for up to 4 years” if “strict” travel rules are not relaxed.
Overseas jockeys can now compete in Irish Group One races without quarantining
The Government has relaxed protocols ahead of the Longines Irish Champions Weekend.
8-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt self-isolating after coronavirus test
The 34-year-old was tested on Saturday.
British tourists scramble to get home as France to be added to UK quarantine countries tomorrow
France said the decision from the UK would be met by “reciprocal measures”.
Three Scottish Premiership fixtures postponed as Celtic condemn defender's Spain trip
Celtic were due to face Aberdeen this weekend, who had their own breaches of protocol.
Finland says people coming into the country who don't self-isolate face three months in prison
The Finnish government made the announcement today.
UK holidaymakers returning from Spain must quarantine for 14 days following rule change
Northern Ireland Health Minister Robin Swann said: “The decision to remove Spain from the exempt list was not taken lightly.”
'A very real danger': Just 4,000 calls made to 60,000 Dublin Airport arrivals in first two weeks of July
Only half of the calls made were answered.