Canada has been removed from the mandatory hotel quarantine list 4 months ago

Canada has been removed from the mandatory hotel quarantine list

Mongolia will also be added to the list from next Tuesday.

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has removed Canada from Ireland's mandatory hotel quarantine list.

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Donnelly made the announcement last night, with the removal coming into effect immediately.

He also revealed that Mongolia will be added to the mandatory hotel quarantine list following advice received by the Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan.

From 4am on Tuesday, 22 June, passengers that arrive in Ireland having been in, or transited through, Mongolia in the previous 14 days must enter mandatory hotel quarantine.

Currently, it is a legal requirement that all travellers coming to Ireland must have a negative or ‘not detected’ result from a Covid-19 RT-PCR test carried out no more than 72 hours before arrival into the country.

On top of this, it is also a legal requirement that those from countries not on the mandatory hotel quarantine list observe 14 days of home quarantine.

"This 14 day period of home quarantine can only be shortened if you receive a ‘not detected’ RT-PCR test result taken no less than five days after arrival," the Government said in a statement.

The post-arrival test is free when arranged through the HSE and can be booked in advance of travel here.

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Following Canada's removal, the only countries in North America on the mandatory hotel quarantine list are Costa Rica and Panama.

To see which countries are on the mandatory hotel quarantine list, check out the government's website.