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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 27 July 2021

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Ceisteanna (820)

Brendan Griffin

Ceist:

820. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if he will advise on a matter in relation to digital passports and travel (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39518/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Foreign)

I can advise the Deputy that my Department continues to work closely with the Department of An Taoiseach, the Department of Health and the HSE, the Department of Justice, the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, Government Information Services, and the Department of Transport in relation to the EU Digital COVID Certificate. As the Deputy will appreciate, specific questions around issuance of EU Digital COVID Certificates to individual citizens are a matter for other Departments as appropriate.

As the Deputy will be aware, requirements for passengers arriving in other jurisdictions are a matter for the authorities there. Individuals considering travel abroad are advised to monitor the official advice and information provided by the authorities at their destination, including any restrictions on arrival. Information about entry restrictions currently applied by other countries is available on my Department’s country-specific travel advice pages. While the European Digital COVID Certificate is now in operation, each country continues to be responsible for the definition of its own entry requirements and rules, which are not standardised at the EU level. Anyone planning travel within the EU/EEA is advised to consult the Re-open EU for country-specific requirements.

Individuals with urgent queries regarding an EU-DCC can call the EU DCC helpline, which is open Monday – Friday, on 1800 807 008. Those outside Ireland can call +353 76888 5513.

Question No. 821 answered with Question No. 802.
Question No. 822 answered with Question No. 803.
Question No. 823 answered with Question No. 803.
Question No. 824 answered with Question No. 803.
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