Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Questions (76)

Cian O'Callaghan

Question:

76. Deputy Cian O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Transport if airline staff who are resident in Ireland but working in the UK for UK or US airlines can use the valid annex 3 certificate in accordance with the communication from the European Commission on green lanes when travelling between the UK and Ireland and internally in both jurisdictions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7985/21]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The Government continues to advise against non-essential international travel and that essential travel is undertaken with due regard to public health safety measures. The Government have announced a numbers of measures in relation to international travel to protect against the spread of Covid-19, including pre-Departure RT-PCR testing and quarantine requirements.

However, and in line with the EU Commission recommendation on 'Green Lanes' designed to avoid supply chain disruptions; essential transport workers and holders of valid Annex three certificates are exempted from testing or quarantine measures in Ireland.