Written answers

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Department of An Taoiseach

Interdepartmental Committees

Darren O'Rourke (Meath East, Sinn Fein)
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32. To ask the Taoiseach the membership of the high-level technical group on international travel; the remit and responsibility of the group; the number of times the group has met; the advices it has given; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37298/20]

Photo of Micheál MartinMicheál Martin (Taoiseach, Department of An Taoiseach; Cork South Central, Fianna Fail)
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Ireland is implementing the new EU ‘traffic lights’ approach to travel. A cross-Departmental Senior Officials Group meets regularly to review the position in relation to international travel, covering issues such as public health advice around travel, approaches to pre-departure and post-arrival testing, and operational issues arising. Membership of the group includes senior representatives of the Departments of the Taoiseach, Health, Transport, Foreign Affairs, Justice, Business, Tourism and the HSE. Advice and policy recommendations in this area are brought to Government by the relevant Ministers.

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