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# travel - Tuesday 3 August, 2021

US travellers told to avoid Ireland due rising Covid-19 case numbers
# CDC
# CDC

US travellers told to avoid Ireland due rising Covid-19 case numbers

Tue 1:47 PM 48,402 Views 58 Comments
  • The US CDC is advising Americans to reconsider travel to sixteen destinations due to the risk of Covid-19, even if vaccinated.
  • Other countries include Greece, Malta, and the Isle of Man.
  • The US continues to restrict travel from the European Union.

# travel - Saturday 31 July, 2021

Georgia and Malaysia added to mandatory hotel quarantine list
# Travel
# Travel

Georgia and Malaysia added to mandatory hotel quarantine list

Sat 4:54 PM 17,685 Views 11 Comments

Kuwait has been removed from the list of designated states with effect from today.

# travel - Friday 30 July, 2021

New self-service online portal for Digital Covid Certificate
# Covid Cert
# Covid Cert

New self-service online portal for Digital Covid Certificate

Jul 30th 2021, 10:51 PM 63,022 Views 42 Comments

The portal will allow people to check the status of their cert and request changes.

Poll: Are you taking a trip somewhere in Ireland this bank holiday weekend?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you taking a trip somewhere in Ireland this bank holiday weekend?

Jul 30th 2021, 7:54 AM 35,024 Views 45 Comments

August is almost upon us.

# travel - Monday 26 July, 2021

US maintains restrictions on travel due to rising Delta cases
# Travel
# Travel

US maintains restrictions on travel due to rising Delta cases

Updated Jul 26th 2021, 10:50 PM 40,944 Views 19 Comments

“We will maintain existing travel restrictions at this point,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters.

# travel - Friday 23 July, 2021

Officials advise holidays abroad only after vaccination as travel-related cases rise sharply
# Covid19
# Covid19

Officials advise holidays abroad only after vaccination as travel-related cases rise sharply

Jul 23rd 2021, 10:20 AM 24,437 Views 84 Comments

Public health doctors are reporting an increasing number of cases in people who travelled abroad before full immunity kicked in.

# travel - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

Malta confirms seven passengers from Dublin flight must quarantine over 'non-compliant' HSE certs
# Malta
# Malta

Malta confirms seven passengers from Dublin flight must quarantine over 'non-compliant' HSE certs

Updated Jul 21st 2021, 3:33 PM 104,688 Views 142 Comments
  • The Irish holidaymakers can leave quarantine if they obtain a Digital Covid Certificate
  • Minister of State Ossian Smyth has said he will do everything he can to ensure the certs are issued
  • The Irish Travel Agents Association says Malta is the only country not accepting HSE vaccination cards
People asked not to contact Digital Covid Cert helpline unless travelling within next 10 days
# Health Committee
# Health Committee

People asked not to contact Digital Covid Cert helpline unless travelling within next 10 days

Jul 21st 2021, 12:04 PM 35,296 Views 58 Comments

Over 34,000 calls were made to the new Digital Covid Certificate helpline yesterday alone.

# travel - Monday 19 July, 2021

'We're on our way to Bordeaux': Thousands pass through Irish airports as restrictions are lifted
# Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport

'We're on our way to Bordeaux': Thousands pass through Irish airports as restrictions are lifted

Jul 19th 2021, 8:21 PM 40,904 Views 21 Comments

Ireland has implemented the EU Covid Certificate, allowing people who are fully vaccinated to travel freely.

Poll: Are you planning on travelling abroad this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you planning on travelling abroad this year?

Jul 19th 2021, 8:02 AM 57,342 Views 52 Comments

The advice against non-essential international travel is no longer in place.

# travel - Sunday 18 July, 2021

10% of new Covid-19 cases now linked to international travel
# Flights
# Flights

10% of new Covid-19 cases now linked to international travel

Jul 18th 2021, 4:42 PM 36,298 Views 65 Comments

Advice against travelling overseas for non-essential reasons is to end tomorrow with the rollout of the EU Digital Covid Certificate.

# travel - Friday 16 July, 2021

Canada set to reopen to all vaccinated visitors in September
# Travel
# Travel

Canada set to reopen to all vaccinated visitors in September

Jul 16th 2021, 6:59 AM 13,281 Views 9 Comments

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his country is set to reopen to vaccinated Americans next month.

# travel - Thursday 1 July, 2021

EU digital cert begins today in all member states except Ireland
# Foreign Travel
# Foreign Travel

EU digital cert begins today in all member states except Ireland

Jul 1st 2021, 12:10 PM 66,000 Views 117 Comments

Ireland is due to adopt the plan from 19 July with the delay put down to the HSE hack.

# travel - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Airline passenger rights 'not protected' in the EU during pandemic, report says
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Airline passenger rights 'not protected' in the EU during pandemic, report says

Jun 29th 2021, 6:58 PM 12,198 Views 4 Comments

A report from the European Court of Auditors said many passengers were forced to accept vouchers for cancelled flights.

# travel - Thursday 24 June, 2021

UK adds Malta and Spain’s Balearic islands to travel green list
# Foreign Travel
# Foreign Travel

UK adds Malta and Spain’s Balearic islands to travel green list

Jun 24th 2021, 10:59 PM 12,576 Views 11 Comments

UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said fully vaccinated travellers from amber list countries may not have to self-isolate in future.

# travel - Friday 18 June, 2021

Government currently 'not contemplating' advising against travel to Northern Ireland, says Taoiseach
# Travel
# Travel

Government currently 'not contemplating' advising against travel to Northern Ireland, says Taoiseach

Jun 18th 2021, 2:13 PM 12,763 Views 8 Comments

Chief Medical Officer Dr Toy Holohan is today meeting with his Northern Ireland counterpart.

# travel - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

EU recommends countries lift travel restrictions on US tourists
# Tourism
# Tourism

EU recommends countries lift travel restrictions on US tourists

Jun 16th 2021, 3:48 PM 13,638 Views 15 Comments

EU members agreed to add the US to the list of countries from which restrictions on non-essential travel should be removed.

NPHET supports study on antigen testing in aviation sector - but tests shouldn't be 'green light' for activities
# Travel
# Travel

NPHET supports study on antigen testing in aviation sector - but tests shouldn't be 'green light' for activities

Jun 16th 2021, 2:58 PM 12,325 Views 79 Comments

Officials said there is currently no reliable evidence to support the widescale roll-out of these tests in this sector.

# travel - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

Students to get back on campus as college reopening plans to be signed off by Cabinet
# Lectures On-site
# Lectures On-site

Students to get back on campus as college reopening plans to be signed off by Cabinet

Jun 15th 2021, 12:05 AM 18,770 Views 8 Comments

Cabinet will also consider doubling home quarantine to ten days for unvaccinated people travelling from Britain to Ireland.

# travel - Monday 14 June, 2021

Cabinet to consider doubling home quarantine to ten days for unvaccinated people travelling from Britain to Ireland
# Travel
# Travel

Cabinet to consider doubling home quarantine to ten days for unvaccinated people travelling from Britain to Ireland

Jun 14th 2021, 1:05 PM 26,717 Views 50 Comments

The tougher restrictions will only apply to those that have not had two doses of a vaccine.

# travel - Sunday 13 June, 2021

Explainer: What does the EU Covid Cert mean for travel this summer?
# Holidays
# Holidays

Explainer: What does the EU Covid Cert mean for travel this summer?

Jun 13th 2021, 6:30 AM 32,142 Views 30 Comments

The cert will allow free travel for vaccinated people as well as those who have had a recent negative PCR test.

# travel - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

France begins reopening of society as the country eases Covid restrictions
# France
# France

France begins reopening of society as the country eases Covid restrictions

Jun 9th 2021, 7:42 AM 13,205 Views 19 Comments

Residents of France will be able to stay out later and will also be able to sit inside cafes and restaurants.

# travel - Monday 7 June, 2021

Spain welcomes vaccinated tourists after easing of restrictions
# Holidays
# Holidays

Spain welcomes vaccinated tourists after easing of restrictions

Jun 7th 2021, 4:46 PM 45,380 Views 40 Comments

Tourism is a major industry that in 2019 accounted for over 12% of Spain’s GDP.

# travel - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses can reopen from today
# Summer 2021
# Summer 2021

Hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses can reopen from today

Jun 2nd 2021, 6:00 AM 22,616 Views 3 Comments

Indoor dining and leisure facilities at hotels are also permitted to reopen for guests.

# travel - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Greece, Germany and five other countries kick off EU Covid travel certificates early
# Eu Travel
# Eu Travel

Greece, Germany and five other countries kick off EU Covid travel certificates early

Jun 1st 2021, 8:01 PM 38,348 Views 21 Comments

Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Croatia and Poland have also started the system ahead of the July 1 rollout.

# travel - Monday 31 May, 2021

Overseas travel in April almost four times higher than same month last year
# Going Abroad
# Going Abroad

Overseas travel in April almost four times higher than same month last year

May 31st 2021, 3:23 PM 14,253 Views 12 Comments

Numbers remain significantly below what they were prior to the pandemic.

# travel - Friday 28 May, 2021

At a glance: Everything you need to know about the summer re-opening plans
# New Rules
# New Rules

At a glance: Everything you need to know about the summer re-opening plans

May 28th 2021, 7:34 PM 94,385 Views 38 Comments
  • The Taoiseach confirmed plans for travel, hospitality and live pilot events.
  • The country is taking “definite steps towards normal times”, Micheál Martin said.
  • Non-essential international travel and indoor dining is set to return in July.
Non-essential international travel to return on 19 July - here's how it will work
# Travel
# Travel

Non-essential international travel to return on 19 July - here's how it will work

May 28th 2021, 6:30 PM 197,808 Views 50 Comments

‘Emergency brakes’ may be used to reduce travel from some countries to prevent new variants arriving in Ireland.

# travel - Monday 24 May, 2021

Almost a third of Irish adults plan on travelling this summer
# Travel
# Travel

Almost a third of Irish adults plan on travelling this summer

May 24th 2021, 9:00 PM 35,458 Views 41 Comments

It’s estimated over a million Irish adults are planning on travelling this summer, both within Ireland and abroad.

# travel - Saturday 22 May, 2021

Six more states removed from Mandatory Hotel Quarantine list
# Travel
# Travel

Six more states removed from Mandatory Hotel Quarantine list

May 22nd 2021, 3:23 PM 44,625 Views 33 Comments

The states are Andorra, Georgia, Kuwait, Mongolia, Nigeria and Puerto Rico.

# travel - Thursday 20 May, 2021

EU reaches deal on digital health pass, paving way for summer travel in Europe
# Travel
# Travel

EU reaches deal on digital health pass, paving way for summer travel in Europe

May 20th 2021, 10:33 PM 63,333 Views 49 Comments

The deal will allow for anybody living in the EU’s 27 countries to secure a digital health pass by the end of June.

# travel - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

Poll: Will you go on a holiday abroad this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you go on a holiday abroad this year?

May 19th 2021, 10:34 AM 56,915 Views 119 Comments

The EU’s ‘digital green cert’ is set to be in place by June.

# travel - Saturday 15 May, 2021

Portugal to start allowing tourists from most European countries
# Travel
# Travel

Portugal to start allowing tourists from most European countries

May 15th 2021, 11:40 AM 54,189 Views 38 Comments

Travellers from European Union countries with coronavirus rates below 500 cases per 100,000 residents can visit Portugal from Monday.

# travel - Friday 14 May, 2021

Poll: Should travel restrictions between Ireland and the UK be lifted?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should travel restrictions between Ireland and the UK be lifted?

May 14th 2021, 11:11 AM 42,929 Views 87 Comments

The vaccination programme is ramping up but easing restrictions too early could lead to another wave of Covid-19.

# travel - Monday 3 May, 2021

EU Commission proposes reopening of external borders
# Travel
# Travel

EU Commission proposes reopening of external borders

May 3rd 2021, 2:02 PM 28,321 Views 8 Comments

EU officials believe the vaccination campaigns will soon be a “game changer” in the fight against Covid-19.

# travel - Friday 30 April, 2021

India and Iran among five new countries added to mandatory hotel quarantine list
# Shortlisted
# Shortlisted

India and Iran among five new countries added to mandatory hotel quarantine list

Apr 30th 2021, 7:23 PM 19,117 Views 30 Comments

Seven states have been taken off the list from today.

# travel - Thursday 29 April, 2021

European Parliament votes to introduce EU Covid-19 passports - with some changes
# Digital Green Certificates
# Digital Green Certificates

European Parliament votes to introduce EU Covid-19 passports - with some changes

Apr 29th 2021, 9:43 AM 31,274 Views 47 Comments

MEPs said that the Covid certificate system should not be in place for longer than 12 months.

# travel - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Spain says it is ready to welcome tourists from June
# Travel
# Travel

Spain says it is ready to welcome tourists from June

Apr 28th 2021, 8:03 AM 50,431 Views 45 Comments

MEPs will today vote on a proposal for Digital Green Certificates.

# travel - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

India to be added to Ireland's mandatory hotel quarantine list
# Covid19
# Covid19

India to be added to Ireland's mandatory hotel quarantine list

Apr 27th 2021, 2:41 PM 26,252 Views 20 Comments

Three cases of the B1617 variant, which was first identified in India, have been confirmed in the Republic.

# travel - Monday 26 April, 2021

Ursula von der Leyen says fully vaccinated US tourists will be able to visit the EU
# Holiday! Celebrate!
# Holiday! Celebrate!

Ursula von der Leyen says fully vaccinated US tourists will be able to visit the EU

Apr 26th 2021, 9:13 AM 25,822 Views 42 Comments

Individual member states are likely to adopt the EU’s Green Cert plans at a different pace.

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