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Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Photo of Neale RichmondNeale Richmond (Dublin Rathdown, Fine Gael)
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276. To ask the Minister for Health if he will consider adding individual nations such as Scotland, Wales or dependencies such as the Isle of Man to the green list in view of the differing infection rates within the United Kingdom and the numerous transport links; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19234/20]

Photo of Stephen DonnellyStephen Donnelly (Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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A green list of locations with similar epidemiological situations to Ireland’s has been published. The green list will ensure that the appropriate public health measures apply based on the assessed level of risk in the country a person has travelled from. Persons arriving from these locations will not be advised to restrict their movements on arrival into Ireland.

Decisions on the green list are made by the Government and are informed by ECDC data on epidemiological situations internationally.  

The green list will be reviewed regularly every 2 weeks. If the epidemiological situation in a country deteriorates it will be removed from the list.

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