Ireland to Require Travelers from 20 Countries to Quarantine in Hotels

Irish officials have permitted a plan to act upon requiring a hotel quarantine for travellers. These travellers are from 20 different countries such as Brazil, Austria, the United Arab Emirates, and 17 other African nations.

These travellers are required to remain in quarantine for 14 days and take several COVID-19 tests during their stay. Travellers may be able to exit quarantine after 10 days with a negative COVID-19 test, though.

Those who violate the quarantine restriction could see themselves in court and facing stiff penalties. For instance, the first violation could be met with a €4,000 (nearly $5,000) fine or a month in prison. Wait there’s more! Should the actions continue, for the third offence violators could do time about six months and a €5,000 fine.

Sneaking out of quarantine is not so easy. The government of Ireland is going to hire private security firms to manage quarantine facilities and pass on the issues to local police.

The regulation is expected to take effect next month, and Irish officials have declared that the list of countries may expand. It’s not yet clear how much the quarantine will cost. However, this regulation is to reduce the transmission of coronavirus variants.

In the U.K., travellers must prepay the £1,750 bill for ten days of required hotel quarantine in government-approved accommodations. That figure includes ground transportation and COVID-19 testing costs.

According to the given out reports, hotels of Ireland are likely to offer en-suite rooms with laundry and cleaning services to travellers subjected to quarantine.