Government to step up control measures of people entering Ireland from Covid-19 hotspots

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The Government is looking at stepping up controls on people arriving from areas with a high number of Covid-19 cases, including from the US and the Middle East.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said that areas could become “hotspots” for Covid-19 in the months ahead, and highlighted that “there could be” restrictions on people arriving from these areas.

He also said that by 10th August, the Passenger Locator Form would be online, and suggested that it could be a prerequisite for being “able to get on the plane”.

“We are going to move the passenger locator form online effectively, to make it an awful lot more accurate to ensure that when people give information, in order for them to be able to get on the plane, the accuracy of that information will need to be verified.”