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Quarantine for people without a negative Covid-19 test and passengers from certain countries set to be introduced in Ireland

The Cabinet sub-committee will meet this afternoon to discuss introducing stricter travel restrictions.

Those travelling into the country without a negative PCR test are set to face quarantine under the new rules, with passengers from “high risk areas” such as South Africa and Brazil also likely to be subject to mandatory quarantine.

Similar to other countries, passengers will have to pay for their accommodation in a hotel while they self isolate. The system, which is likely to take some time to operationalise, will be enforced by private security companies, rather than the gardaí.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said over the weekend that the additional restrictions on travel are to act as a deterrent to people who are thinking of travelling for non-essential reasons.

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