From next week, all passengers arriving into Ireland will be legally required to complete a passenger locator form, the Minister for Health Simon Harris has confirmed.
The regulations will come into effect from Thursday, May 28th. They will remain in effect until June 18th, when they will be reviewed.
The regulations mean that it is now mandatory for all travellers arriving in Ireland to provide an address to Gardaí.
The Government continues to advise Irish citizens and residents against all non-essential international travel, and passengers arriving into Ireland from overseas are asked to self-isolate for 14 days.
“These are extraordinary measures but they are necessary in a time of a public health crisis.
“We continue to advise everyone against non-essential travel. However, if a person does arrive into Ireland, they will legally obliged to fill out this form, regardless of their nationality,” said Minister Harris.