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Key Points
  • A new travel ban is in effect against air travel from the UK
  • On December 20, 2020, the Irish government announced a travel ban for flights arriving from the UK
  • Certain essential supply chain workers are exempt from the travel ban
  • The government’s travel ban will be reviewed on December 22, 2020

The government recently implemented more stringent restrictions due to a new strain of COVID-19 detected in the UK. Exemptions apply for essential supply chains and supply chain workers.

What are the Changes?

Regardless of nationality, travelers from the UK should not enter Ireland by air, sea, or land, except in limited cases.

The travel restrictions do not apply to the following supply chain workers:

  • Ship master
  • Maritime and shipping
  • Deck officers
  • Deck ratings
  • Engine ratings
  • Engineering officers and ETOs
  • Pursers
  • Hotel/Catering ratings
  • Cleaners
  • Contracted technicians
  • Marine pilot
  • Road haulage
  • HGV drivers and/or EU Annex 3 International Transport Worker Certificate holders

Looking Ahead

The Irish government will review the travel ban on December 22, 2020.

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