Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Ceisteanna (606)

Dessie Ellis

Ceist:

606. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the procedures carried out with respect to Covid-19 for travellers arriving at points of entry here, in particular for passengers that have arrived from the United States of America; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16482/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

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.