The Irish Government plans to establish air bridges with certain countries from July 9 and although it has not yet presented a list, it recommends that its citizens avoid « non-essential » trips abroad, due to concerns about an increase in cases of coronavirus in this country.
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Dublin, Jul 1 . .- The Irish Government plans to establish air bridges with certain countries starting on July 9 and although it has not yet presented a list, it recommends its citizens to avoid « non-essential » trips abroad, before concern about an increase in coronavirus cases in this country.
For the time being, Dublin requires all travelers arriving at Irish ports and airports to fill out a form detailing where they will spend a 14-day period of voluntary self-isolation.
The air corridors, according to the Irish Executive, would establish themselves with countries that have low contagion rates and there would be reciprocity when it comes to eliminating the two-week quarantine still in force.
The self-isolation measure has been criticized, for example, by the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair, which has described it as « useless » to fight against the expansion of COVID-19.
Europe’s leading low-cost airline argues that protocols developed by aviation regulatory authorities and medical experts in Europe are sufficient to make travel safer.