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Self-quarantine period to be extended for unvaccinated travellers arriving in Ireland from Britain

DUBLIN: The Government has decided to extend the duration of home quarantine for unvaccinated passengers arriving in Ireland from the UK. The move is intended to counter the threat posed by the Delta variant.

Currently those coming from the UK are required to stay at home for five days if they have a negative COVID-19 certificate. The government is considering extending this period in the new plan.

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney has pointed out that the number of cases related to the Delta variant in the UK is on the rise. He said new measures are being implemented to prevent the further spread of variant in the country. Coveney also said that he had discussed this with Health Minister Stephen Donnelly.

He said that new recommendations for travel to and from Britain will be announced this week. Meanwhile, Coveney said that there are no plans to implement a mandatory hotel quarantine for travellers from the UK.

Meanwhile, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce today that the final stage of easing COVID-19 restrictions in England may be delayed for up to four weeks due to an increase in Delta variant cases.

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