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Level Restrictions Due To Be Extended With Tougher New Travel Restrictions And Penalties

The current level five lock-down is set to be extended until March 5th when the cabinet meets this morning.

The cabinet sub-committee on COVID has also agreed to a mandatory two week quarantine for anyone arriving into Ireland without a negative PCR test. Fines of 2,500 euro or a 6 month prison sentence could also apply.
Passengers will have to quarantine at state-chosen hotels - but will be able to leave if they get a negative PCR test after 5 days.
Mandatory self-isolation for all passengers will become a legal requirement, with spot checks and fines by gardaí.

There will be increased garda presence near ports and airports to question people as to whether their trips are essential, and they will be able to hand out increased fines.
The measures are all expected to be approved by ministers this morning

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