Thursday, 17 December 2020
Department of Health
581. To ask the Minister for Health the way in which persons who receive a negative PCR test will be picked up by the tracing service further to advice to persons travelling into Ireland that, if they obtain a negative PCR test after five days, they do not need to restrict their movements further; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44377/20]
582. To ask the Minister for Health if he plans to introduce a legal underpinning to the provision that persons travelling into Ireland may reduce the requirement to self-isolate for 14 days if they obtain a negative PCR test after five days in view of the statements by the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment that such underpinning may be required; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44378/20]
From the outset of the pandemic, Ireland’s approach to international travel has been centred on advisory public health measures with the exception of the COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form, which has been a mandatory requirement for arriving passengers to complete since May. The Government is giving continuing consideration to policy on international travel informed by public health advice and the work of the Senior Officials Group on travel.