Dublin, Ireland, Jan. 27, 2021: The Irish Government has announced an extension of the current Level 5 Covid19 restrictions until March 5, 2021. The government is also working to introduce further measures to curtail nonessential travel into the State. However, Government have cautioned that it could be some time before many of the measures are brought into place due to a range of complexities around the new policies. The additional measures proposed for introduction include:
• Introduction of mandatory quarantine in dedicated facilities for those arriving from South Africa and Brazil.
• Introduction of mandatory quarantine in dedicated facilities for those arriving without PCR tests.
• Checkpoints 5km from border with Northern Ireland.
• Increase in ‘on the spot’ fines from €100 to €500 for those who flagrantly breach the ‘5km from home’ rules.
Travel to Ireland
The Irish Government continues to advise against non-essential travel for all countries however in discussing this with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Corporate Care Relocation have been advised that ‘non-essential’ travel principally refers to vacations only. Business travel and moving to Ireland for the purposes of work are deemed to be ‘essential’ but restriction of movement for 14 days after arrival is required by health officials. In summary it is absolutely permissible to travel to Ireland for the purposes of work or relocation once restricted movement guidelines are adhered to on
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