Wednesday, 17 February 2021

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Róisín Shortall

Question:

739. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the percentage of incoming passengers who declared an essential reason for travel in each week in January 2021 to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8249/21]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

All passengers arriving to the State are required to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator form, there are limited exemptions from this requirement including international transport workers, diplomats and children under 16.

Table outlines the Percentage of Passengers who declared an essential reason for travel in January 2021

Week commencing

Percentage of Passengers who declared an essential reason for travel

4th January

36%

11th January

39%

18th January

43%

25th January

49%