Written answers

Thursday, 1 April 2021

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Covid-19 Pandemic

Photo of Paul KehoePaul Kehoe (Wexford, Fine Gael)
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128. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the process for obtaining permission by persons (details supplied) for international travel for the purpose of participating in elite sport; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17900/21]

Photo of Jack ChambersJack Chambers (Dublin West, Fianna Fail)
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The relevant legislative provisions are set out in the Health Act 1947 (Section 31A - Temporary Restrictions) (Covid-19) (Restrictions upon Travel to the State from Certain States) (No. 5) Regulations 2021, introduced by my colleague the Minister for Health.

Sport Ireland has communicated its precise requirements in this regard to each of the recognised National Governing Bodies of Sport in Ireland. Any athlete seeking certification under these legislative provisions should in the first instance apply to their National Governing Body. Sport Ireland assesses each application in accordance with the provisions and criteria set out in the above-mentioned Regulations.


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