Ryanair wants travel restrictions lifted by the end of the month.
The airline, has today called on the Irish Government to lift travel restrictions, “including Ireland’s unique and failed hotel quarantine”, for travel to and from the UK and the European Union.
“Thanks to the success of the UK’s vaccine program, there is no justification for requiring visitors to Ireland from the UK (our major visitor market) to quarantine,” said Ryanair CEO Eddie Wilson.
“The vast majority of the UK adult population have now received their first dose vaccination, and therefore pose no threat or risk to Ireland’s hospitals or health service. Equally, as Ireland and other EU countries vaccine programs exceed 33% (with most of the high-risk groups now fully vaccinated) and with most of Europe on track to vaccinate 80% of its adult population with first dose vaccines by the end of June, there is no need or requirement for Ireland to maintain travel restrictions on UK and Intra-EU air travel from the end of May onwards.”
Mr Wilson slammed Ireland’s travel restrictions as “outdated, inappropriate and unnecessary” for air travel to/from the UK and the European Union.
“It’s time our Government got the country and our tourism industry back to work, and we call again on Minister Eamonn Ryan to action the Aviation Task Force Report he received in July 2020 – 10 months ago – which has been gathering dust on his desk for 10 months with no action taken whatsoever,” he added.