People still flying in, with no real guarantee of isolating but you can not leave - do I have this right?
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the prospect of air travel from Ireland is months rather than weeks away.
Everyone who arrives in the State to stay, whether Irish or from abroad, is being asked to self-isolate for 14 days to ensure that anyone with Covid-19 does not infect others.
It comes amid calls for tougher laws to require people arriving into the country to tell authorities where they will be self-isolating.
Mr Varadkar said: “The very strong advice from Government is that anyone entering our country, whether they are an Irish citizen or not, needs to quarantine and self-isolate for 14 days with the exception of certain key workers. We are going to strengthen that over the next few weeks.”
He was speaking at a visit to a contact tracing centre in Dublin today.
“Of course we all look forward to air travel in the future,” he added. “We’re an island nation and a globalised economy. We need to return to business and leisure travel at some point but that really is premature at this stage.
“The European Union and the aviation authorities are thinking about that and how we can return to safe air travel but that is months rather than weeks away.”
Methinks being prisoner in your own home, means you have no home.
“Months” means through the summer, then we hit the final descent into winter and lockdown II kicks in and it’s not till 2021 or later you can get out by plane.
Are the Boats still sailing?
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