Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Questions (654)

Seán Haughey


654. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Minister for Health if An Garda Síochána has the powers to implement the regulation which requires persons who travel from another state into Ireland via Northern Ireland to have a not-detected PCR test result and to observe the statutory quarantine regime; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7923/21]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Travellers arriving from overseas, including via Northern Ireland, are required to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form and to have evidence of a negative pre-departure RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel.

Passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas, including those entering via Northern Ireland,with a limited exemptions, are also required to quarantine for 14 days at the address given on their Passenger Locator Form.

SI No.44 of 2021 places a requirement on overseas travellers who enter the State via Northern Ireland to retain their test result for 14 days after arrival and to produce it if asked by a member of An Garda Síochána.