Source: European Commission
Support measures for strategic maritime connections to Ireland
The Irish Government has announced the designation, on a temporary basis only, of five strategic maritime routes into and out of Ireland as Public Service Obligation (PSO) routes during COVID-19 for a period of up to three months. These are Dublin/Cherbourg and Rosslare/Fishguard, Pembroke, Cherbourg and Bilbao, with the emergency provision of a maximum contribution of €15 million towards the costs involved in the continued operation of passenger ferry services on these routes in that period. The operators currently providing these services are Irish Ferries, Stena Line and Brittany Ferries.
Quarantine of 14 days for travellers coming to Ireland (16.03.2020)
Anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland, will be required to restrict their movements on arrival for 14 days. This includes Irish residents. Essential supply chain services such as hauliers, pilots and maritime staff are exempt.
Start date: 16.03.2020
End date: not available
Further information: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/coronavirus/
Temporary and limited relaxation of the enforcement of driving and rest times for the drivers of vehicles engaged in goods transport
Ireland has notified a temporary and limited relaxation of the enforcement of driving and rest times for the drivers of vehicles engaged in goods transport. This relaxation is granted pursuant to Article 14(2) of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006. It will apply to those drivers involved in domestic and international transport.
Start date: 18.03.2020
End date: 16.04.2020
further information: https://ec.europa.eu/transport/sites/transport/files/temporary-relaxatio...