Written answers

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Photo of Brendan GriffinBrendan Griffin (Kerry, Fine Gael)
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847. To ask the Minister for Health if clarification will be provided on a matter regarding essential travel and quarantine for persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17546/21]

Photo of Stephen DonnellyStephen Donnelly (Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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The Health Act 1947 as amended provides that all persons arriving in Ireland from a designated state, or having travelled through a designated state in the previous 14 days, are required to undergo mandatory quarantine in a designated facility unless they are an exempted traveller under the Act. The full list of exempted travellers is available on gov.ie/quarantine.

The provisions of the Act also allows for travellers to request a review of decisions relating to their quarantine; however this can only be undertaken once quarantine has begun.

Neither I as Minister for Health nor my Department have a role in decisions relating to whether individual persons must enter mandatory quarantine or whether individual persons are exempted travellers. All such decisions are to be determined in accordance with the provisions of the Act.


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