Wednesday, 31 March 2021
Department of Health
1154. To ask the Minister for Health if he will urgently consider a revision to the listing of professions involved in international travel that are exempted from mandatory hotel quarantining during the Covid-19 pandemic in order that aircraft engineers essential to the transit supply chain who travel here from overseas are not required to quarantine; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17382/21]
The Government has introduced more stringent measures applying to international travel in order to mitigate against the risk of new variants being imported through travel and to protect the progress we are making in suppressing transmission domestically.
Where an international traveller has been to a designated state within 14 days of arrival, they must observe mandatory hotel quarantine. Exemptions from this requirement are set out in legislation and are strictly limited. These exemptions includes an aircraft pilot, other aircrew, maritime master or maritime crew who arrives in the State in the course of performing his or her duties.