Tourists arriving in Ireland will not have to self-quarantine for two weeks as part of the fight against the coronavirus. This was announced by Health Secretary Stephen Donnelly.
“All countries remaining on the official list of countries whose residents are subject to a 14-day hotel quarantine upon their arrival in Ireland have been removed from the list as of today,” the minister said. Some tourists who could present a negative PCR test have also had to quarantine for fourteen days so far.
According to figures from the Department of Health, 10,300 people have been placed in quarantine upon arrival in Ireland in recent months. Nearly 600 of them tested positive for the coronavirus during their stay.
Donnelly said the measure “played a pivotal role in protecting the population, controlling the epidemic and easing restrictions on our economy and society.”
In Ireland, most of the anti-coronavirus measures have been lifted. In a country of five million people, more than 90 percent of the adult population is vaccinated. The latest official figures showed that the epidemic had killed 5,209 people in Ireland.
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