Ireland on Monday announced some of the toughest restrictions in the EU at the moment to limit the spread of Covid, closing non-core retail businesses, limiting the activity of restaurants and pubs, and citizens cannot travel more than five kilometers of their home, reports Reuters, quoted by Hotnews.

On Wednesday night to Thursday (October 21/22) the entire population of Ireland will be quarantined for the next six weeks.

Ireland is the first EU country to take a radical decision on measures to combat the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Romanian citizens traveling to Ireland are obliged to isolate themselves for a period of 14 days.

“Upon entry into Ireland, all passengers (except those from Northern Ireland) will complete a location form (available online or distributed by the airline or ferry company with which they are traveling), and will be isolated for a period of 14 days at the declared address. Completing the location form is mandatory, non-compliance with the self-isolation measure for 14 days (including the declaration of false information) is a crime and is punishable by a fine of 2,500 euros or imprisonment for up to 6 months, “said MFA.

On 15 September 2020, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Ireland published the Plan entitled Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021: The Life Plan with COVID-19.

The plan establishes five levels of response, each level being provided with a series of measures designed to limit the transmission of COVID-19, but also to allow society and businesses to operate as normally as possible.

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