The Irish authorities has prolonged its visa-free journey ban for South Africa and a few South American international locations resulting from issues surrounding the unfold of COVID-19.
The earlier ban applied on 27 January was resulting from finish on 5 March. Based on the Irish Instances, Minister of Justice, Helen McEntee mentioned the ban has been prolonged to help Irish authorities in moderating the motion of individuals going out and in of the Republic of Eire. McEntee mentioned that the ban will probably be prolonged “till it’s not wanted for public well being causes.”
“The sturdy recommendation is that everybody, no matter their nationality or visa/preclearance standing, or the place they began their journey from, who can’t present of important objective to journey to or inside Eire, mustn’t journey to Eire,” she mentioned.
It’s at present in opposition to the legislation for any individual – no matter nationality or passport – to journey inside Eire for non-essential causes.
McEntee informed Irish Instances that the choice to implement the ban was made based mostly on professional recommendation they obtained from their Nationwide Public Well being Workforce.
Till it’s not wanted, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and South Africa is not going to be permitted into the Republic of Eire.