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Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 25 February 2021

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Ceisteanna (241)

Francis Noel Duffy


241. Deputy Francis Noel Duffy asked the Minister for Health if passengers will need to stay in mandatory hotel quarantine if they are returning home permanently having worked in a country listed for mandatory hotel quarantine; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10732/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

Mandatory home quarantine requirements are currently provided for under SI No. 44/2021. Exemptions from these requirements are in place for categories of travellers including international transport workers, members of An Garda Síochána or the Defence Forces travelling who have travelled in the course of their duties and persons who are travelling for unavoidable and time-sensitive medical reasons. It is intended that the Health (Amendment) Bill 2021 will give effect to the Government Decision on mandatory quarantine at designated facilities for persons who have travelled from specified higher risk countries.

The operationalisation of designated quarantine facilities, including the finalisation of primary legislation to underpin these facilities and the procurement of hotels and ancillary services, is being advanced on a cross-departmental basis as a matter of priority.