Ireland bans all flights from Great Britain
21 December 2020
In response to the identification of a new strain of Covid-19 in the South-East of England, the Irish Government has announced a ban on all flights arriving into Ireland from Great Britain with effect from midnight on Sunday, 20 December 2020.
People in Britain, regardless of nationality, should not travel to Ireland, by air or by sea. The situation will be reviewed on Tuesday 22 December. Airlines have been advised of the ban.
Ferry crossings between Ireland and Great Britain will continue in order to keep essential supply chains moving. The Government direction for people not to travel from Great Britain to Ireland does not extend to essential supply chain workers:
- Maritime and Shipping
- Ship Master
- Deck Officers
- Engineering Officers and ETOs
- Deck Ratings
- Engine Ratings
- Hotel/Catering Ratings
- Contracted technicians
- Marine Pilot
- Road Haulage
- HGV Drivers and/or persons holding an EU Annex 3 International Transport Worker Certificate
We are monitoring the situation closely and will be in touch as matters develop.