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Minister for Justice says gardaí will not enter homes to ensure people are quarantining after travel

The Minister for Justice has said gardaí will not enter homes to ensure people who have travelled abroad observe the new mandatory quarantine.

Yesterday the government announced the request to self-isolate on arrival in Ireland will soon be law.

Those arriving into Ireland from countries other than South Africa or Brazil will be required to isolate at home, with an option to end this isolation after 5 days if they get a negative PCR test result in Ireland.

“We’ve made it fairly clear throughout pandemic that we’re not going to have gardaí going into people’s homes,” McEntee said.

She said the detail will have to be worked through in greater detail in the coming days, but she has already spoken to the Garda Commissioner about it.

“I think what we’re most likely looking at is a situation whereby details will be provided through the passenger locator form when people arrive,” McEntee added.

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