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COVID-19.- REQUIREMENTS GREAT BRITAIN AND SOUTH AFRICA.

07 Jan 2021

COVID-19. REQUIREMENTS FOR PASSENGERS ORIGINATING FROM GREAT
BRITAIN AND SOUTH AFRICA.

DUE TO CONCERNS RELATING TO NEW STRAIN OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS IN GREAT BRITAIN AND SOUTH AFRICA, FROM 00.01 ON 9 JANUARY 2021 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE AIR TRANSPORT OPERATORS ARE REQUESTED TO ENSURE WITH REGARD TO PASSENGERS ORIGINATING FROM GREAT BRITAIN AND SOUTH AFRICA AND TRAVELLING TO IRELAND, THAT:

1. WEBSITE INFORMATION WITH REGARD TO FLIGHTS MAKES IT CLEAR THAT TRAVEL TO IRELAND BY THESE PASSENGERS CAN ONLY BE UNDERTAKEN IF THE PASSENGER HAS EVIDENCE OF A NEGATIVE OR NOT DETECTED COVID-19 PCR TEST OBTAINED WITHIN 72 HOURS OF DEPARTURE FROM GREAT BRITAIN OR SOUTH AFRICA, (ADDITIONAL SELF-ISOLATION REQUIREMENTS AND LIMITED EXEMPTIONS ARE SET OUT ON THE GOVERNMENTS WEBSITE

EXEMPTIONS ARE SET OUT ON THE GOVERNMENTS WEBSITE
HTTPS://WWW.GOV.IE/EN/CAMPAIGNS/75D92-COVID-19-TRAVEL-ADVICE/).

2. REMINDER MESSAGES CONCERNING THIS INFORMATION ARE SENT TO THESE PASSENGERS IN SUFFICIENT TIME BEFORE DEPARTURE FROM GREAT BRITAIN OR SOUTH AFRICA.

3. AT BOARDING, PASSENGERS ARE INFORMED OF THE REQUIREMENT TO HAVE EVIDENCE (EMAIL, TEXT OR DOCUMENT) OF A NEGATIVE OR NOT DETECTED RESULT OF A COVID-19 PCR TEST OBTAINED WITHIN 72 HOURS OF DEPARTURE FROM GREAT BRITAIN OR SOUTH AFRICA, WHICH THE PASSENGER WILL PRESENT TO AN AIRLINE REPRESENTATIVE, AND.

4. THE PASSENGER IS INFORMED THAT IF THEY PROCEED TO TRAVEL WITHOUT THIS EVIDENCE THEY MAY BE PROSECUTED UPON ENTERING THE STATE, AN OFFENCE PUNISHABLE BY A FINE UP TO 2,500 EUROS OR UP TO 6 MONTHS IN PRISON OR BOTH, UNLESS THEY ARE AN EXEMPTED TRAVELLER AS SET OUT ON THE GOVERNMENT WEBSITE
HTTPS://WWW.GOV.IE/EN/CAMPAIGNS/75D92-COVID-19-TRAVEL-ADVICE/(E.G.

ESSENTIAL TRANSPORT SUPPLY CHAIN WORKERS, LIMITED HUMANITARIAN REASONS, TRANSIT, ETC.).

AIR TRANSPORT OPERATORS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO DENY BOARDING TO A PASSENGER WHO DOES NOT HAVE, OR DOES NOT PRESENT, THE REQUIRED
EVIDENCE.

THE ABOVE ALSO APPLIES IN THE CASE OF THESE PASSENGERS TRAVELLING TO IRELAND ON FLIGHT OPERATIONS FALLING UNDER SPECIFIC PERMISSIONS OBTAINED FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT.

FROM: 07 JAN 2021 10:00 TO: 06 MAR 2021 23:59 EST

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