Ryanair announces two additional rescue flights for eligible Irish citizens stranded in the UK 4 months ago

Ryanair announces two additional rescue flights for eligible Irish citizens stranded in the UK

The flights will depart from London and Manchester tonight.

Ryanair has announced details of two additional rescue flights for eligible Irish citizens currently stranded in the United Kingdom.

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Having operated a flight from London Stansted to Dublin on Tuesday, the airline will operate another flight from London Stansted to Dublin, as well as one from Manchester to Dublin, on Wednesday night (23 December).

The flight from Manchester Airport will depart at 10pm and the flight from London Stansted will depart at 10.30pm.

As was the case yesterday, all seats on both flights are priced at €95 one way.

The flights have been organised in cooperation with the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs. Eligible Irish citizens who wish to avail of the flight have been asked to contact the Department of Foreign Affairs on +353 1 6311700 or to send a direct message to Ryanair on Twitter for details.

A travel ban from the UK, in response to the identification of a new strain of Covid-19 in the south-east of England, has been extended in Ireland until 31 December as part of a return to Level 5 restrictions, to come into effect on Christmas Eve.

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The Ryanair flights and other transport options arranged by the Department of Foreign Affairs to facilitate the return of Irish citizens from the UK to Ireland are limited to two specific categories:

  • International travellers to Ireland who are travelling through Great Britain
  • Irish people normally resident in Ireland, who are currently on short trips to Great Britain, and need to get back to Ireland within the next few days. This includes citizens who have travelled to Great Britain for emergency medical treatment.

More information on the UK travel ban is available on the Department of Foreign Affairs website here.