Ryanair calls for air travel restrictions to be lifted

Airliner ‘Ryanair’ has criticised current Covid-19 travel restrictions and accused the government of “restricting air travel like North Korea”.

As well as calling out the government, they also called out the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) stating “NPHET – who masquerade as “experts”, but are in fact a group of Dept of Health Civil Servants – have terrified the Irish Government into imposing Europe’s tightest air travel restrictions since 1 July last, effectively preventing Irish citizens travelling to the UK, Germany, or many other EU States, all of whom have lower Covid case rates than Ireland”.

The airliner called on the government to lift the current travel restrictions and to implement the EU Commission’s coordinated plan for intra-EU air travel saying that its proposals are “proportionate, sensible and reflect the successful policies followed by EU states like Germany and Italy” who have maintained lower Covid-19 cases than Ireland despite air travel being restricted.