Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Ceisteanna (974, 1005, 1107, 1246)

Colm Burke

Ceist:

974. Deputy Colm Burke asked the Minister for Health if holidaymakers from abroad are to spend 14 days in self-isolation on arrival; if there are legal repercussions arising from a breach of this 14-day period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14842/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Thomas Gould

Ceist:

1005. Deputy Thomas Gould asked the Minister for Health the guidelines for travel within the common travel area; if quarantining is to be enforced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14685/20]

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Éamon Ó Cuív

Ceist:

1107. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Health the restrictions and quarantine arrangements that will apply to persons coming here from the United States of America for the coming months in view of the high incidence of Covid-19 there at present; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15180/20]

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Seán Haughey

Ceist:

1246. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Minister for Health the measures being taken to help ensure that passengers entering Ireland from abroad do not contribute to the spread of Covid-19; his views on whether the measures are effective; if the measures are kept under constant review; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15632/20]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 974, 1005, 1107 and 1246 together.

At present, the government advises against non-essential travel overseas.

Passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas are legally required to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. The information provided on the form may be used to assist with contact tracing in the event that there is a suspected or confirmed case on board a flight or ferry.

Passengers arriving to Ireland are advised in the interest of public health to restrict their movements for 14 days.

Close consideration is being given by Government to policy in relation to overseas travel, including to additional measures being put in place at airports and ports to strengthen existing arrangements.