Currently, passengers that do not have to attend hotel quarantine are told to self isolate for 14 days
The minimum quarantine for passengers arriving into Ireland should not be increased, according to the latest advice from HIQA.
This morning we published our advice to the Health Service Executive (HSE) on the potential impact of different testing scenarios and durations of mandatory home quarantine for people travelling to Ireland from non-designated countries. Find out more here: https://t.co/ycIM1eufCP pic.twitter.com/JGdFXSoxHF— HIQA (@HIQA) June 10, 2021
Currently, passengers that do not have to attend hotel quarantine are told to self isolate for 14 days or present a negative PCR test result on the fifth day in the country.
HIQA found that extending the time would do little to reduce the spread of the virus but would "substantially increase the burden on passengers".
It also found greater data on adherence to quarantine is needed and noted a low uptake of free testing from passengers arriving in Ireland.
To encourage the use of free post-travel testing, we have recommended clearer communication on how and where to access testing to allow more passengers from non-designated states to exit quarantine early and, more importantly, safely.— HIQA (@HIQA) June 10, 2021