One new country has been added to Ireland’s mandatory hotel quarantine list, while travelers from Britain have been urged to «strictly adhere» to home quarantine amid the delta variable spread.
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has confirmed that Uganda will be considered a «high risk» country from 4am on Wednesday 16 June.
It comes after Afghanistan, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Trinidad and Tobago Added to the list last weekend.
Persons arriving in Ireland who have been in or transited through these states in the previous 14 days must enter into mandatory hotel quarantine.
Uganda will soon be included in the hotel quarantine booking system. More information about the quarantine system is available Here.
Travelers from Britain
Meanwhile, it remains a legal requirement for all other arrivals to the country to have a negative or ‘undetected’ result from a Covid-19 RT-PCR test taken 72 hours before their arrival.
It is also a legal requirement that they adhere to a 14-day period of mandatory «home» quarantine. This period can be shortened if a person receives an undetected RT-PCR test result taken at least five days after their arrival.
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An online booking portal has been launched for the fifth day tests for people arriving in the country from abroad. The test is free and can be booked via www.gov.ie/test.
A government statement said: «Given concerns about a new alternative to Covid-19, people traveling from Great Britain are strongly advised to take advantage of free tests five days after arrival in Ireland, and to adhere strictly to statutory home quarantine requirements.» Tonight.
Including the new addition, 22 African countries, 14 South American countries, 12 Asian countries, three North American states and one European country are currently on the hotel’s quarantine list.
The full list of designated countries is available Here.
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