Portugal excluded from Irelands air corridor list

in News · 22-07-2020 15:43:00 · 6 Comments

The Government of Dublin on 22 July published a 'green list' of 13 countries whose travellers are exempt from quarantine upon arrival in Ireland and which excludes countries such as Portugal, Spain, France and the neighbouring United Kingdom.

Excluded from the Irish list was also the United States, whose visitors must continue to restrict movement when arriving at any port or airport on the island with a 14-day self-isolation period.

The list consists of 13 European countries and two territories (Gibraltar and Greenland), which have an equal or lesser number of coronavirus cases per 100,000 inhabitants than Ireland: Malta, Finland, Norway, Italy, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Cyprus, Slovakia, Greece, Monaco and San Marino.


It makes no sense - I would feel far safer in the Algarve, where I would be travelling to my own apartment and spending so much time outdoors, than I do in Dubln city right now. We have been waiting and waiting to get the green light but the quarantine restrictions are too prohibitive for my husband when we return due to work commitments- not to mention travel insurance issues.

By Anne from Other on 24-07-2020 07:57

I was in the Algarve 4 weeks ago. It's definitely safer than Dublin. It's like rural or west of Ireland. Felt very safe and like everyone, I wore a mask at all times. Very safe place to go.

By Kevin McGuinness from Other on 23-07-2020 10:24

I’m from Dublin and me and my wife are in Albufeira and I can say with confidence you have more chance of catching Covid 19 on the luas than in Albufeira

By Shane Skerrett from Algarve on 23-07-2020 07:57

I’m in Portugal right now in Albufeira and it’s more safe than Dublin the Irish government are so indecisive they are a joke

By Shane Skerrett from Other on 23-07-2020 01:43

Unfortunately the Irish government has not changed over the past few months they still live in a blurr. Masks have been mandatory in Portugal since March everywhere the people here respect social distancing it's the people travelling here from various countries that cause the hazards not the Portuguese. So Britain and Ireland should look at themselves before casting stones

By Michelle from Algarve on 22-07-2020 11:22

Unfortunately the Irish government are taking a very conservative approach - ie a mathematical calculation so if there is a large outbreak in Lisbon or Porto or wherever but the rest of the country is clear Portugal will still have a very bad number and not get on the list.

By Aidan from Other on 22-07-2020 04:18
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