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Plans to increase international travel fines to €2,000

The government is planning to increase the fine for non-essential international travel to €2,000.

With the original fine set at €500, Taoiseach Michéal Martin stated that approximately 60% of international travellers are returning Irish holidaymakers and that “there is a sense that €500 is not a sufficient disincentive to travel abroad”.

At a news briefing, Liz Canavan stated, “while overall passenger numbers are a tiny fraction of normal levels, below 3% for this time of year, over half of the passengers arriving into the country are Irish residents and two-thirds of those are returning from holidays” while adding that now is not the time to travel.

Legislation involving the mandatory quarantine will be brought forward for approval by Cabinet next Tuesday.

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