The USA and a number of EU countries – including France, Belgium and Italy – have been added to Ireland’s mandatory hotel quarantine list.
The Cabinet met last night to sign off on adding 16 additional countries to the list.
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly announced the decision in a statement. The states being added to the list will be prioritised on the booking system next week.
Passengers from these countries will need to book into mandatory quarantine if they arrive into Ireland after 4am on Thursday 15 April.
The additional countries to be added to the list are: Bangladesh, Belgium, France, Italy, Kenya, Luxembourg, Pakistan, Turkey, the USA, Canada, Armenia, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Curaçao, Maldives, Ukraine.
Albania, Israel and St Lucia have now been removed from the list.