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Travel Ban Extended (Ireland Covid-19): Latest Advice from Stena Line & Irish Ferries

24th December 2020
Most people will not be able to travel from Holyhead to Dublin this year. Above ferries inbound from the north Wales port approach the Irish capital. Most people will not be able to travel from Holyhead to Dublin this year. Above ferries inbound from the north Wales port approach the Irish capital. Credit: Jehan Ashmore

Ferry and air travel from the UK to Ireland will be banned for most people until the end of the year.

The Irish cabinet, reports NorthWalesLive, has agreed that the current travel restrictions between Ireland and Britain will remain in place until December 31.

The ban was initially introduced for a period of 48 hours after the emergence of a mutated variant of the coronavirus in Britain, which is believed to be more contagious.

The ban was due to expire at midnight on Tuesday, but has now been extended until New Year's Eve.

It means that only essential supply chain workers, freight drivers and Irish citizens returning to their permanent residence will be allowed to travel from Holyhead to Dublin this year.

To read from what the ferry operators have said about the issue click here..

Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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