The Irish government has added a number of “high risk” countries – including Bermuda – to its mandatory hotel quarantine list, which means that “from next week, travelers from these places must spend 12 nights and pay at least €1,875 to stay at one of 24 hotels across the Republic.”
A BBC story said, “The Irish government has now identified 59 “high risk” countries.
“From next week, travellers from these places must spend 12 nights and pay at least €1,875 [£1,614] to stay at one of 24 hotels across the Republic. The measure will come into effect from 04:00 local time on 15 April. Mandatory hotel quarantine for some international travellers has been in place there since 26 March.
“At a meeting on Friday night, Irish government ministers discussed concerns over Covid-19 variants.
“These variants pose a significant risk to our fight against this disease and our vaccination programme,” said Irish Health Minister Stephen Donnelly.
“The cost of a 12-night stay is €1,875 [£1,614] for one person, €625 [£535] for another adult [or child aged over 12] sharing the room, €360 [£308] for a child aged 4 to 12, with no charge for infants.
“Countries added to the list on Friday are: Bangladesh, Belgium, France, Italy, Kenya, Luxembourg, Pakistan, Turkey, the USA, Canada, Armenia, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Curaçao, Maldives, Ukraine.”