Thursday, 25 March 2021

Questions (180)

Thomas Pringle


180. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health if seafarers will be exempt from the mandatory hotel quarantine for passengers arriving here from high-risk countries which is due to be implemented; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16080/21]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Section 38B(25) of the Health Act 1947 provides that certain categories of persons are "exempted travellers" who are exempted from the requirement to undergo mandatory hotel quarantine.

Among the categories of exempted travellers is a person "who is an aircraft pilot, other aircrew, maritime master or maritime crew who arrives in the State in the course of performing his or her duties,". 

Any person who believes they may be an exempt traveller should be aware that they may remain subject to other travel restrictions and controls and should refer to for any additional information on these matters.