Travel Resumes in Ireland, Sort Of - Coronavirus / COVID-19 Update May 2021

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Go Mall / Slow - It kind of looks like travel is beginning to come back to a sort of normality in Ireland, from Monday 10th May 2021.

With an incredibly slow COVID-19 vaccine rollout and the world's longest lockdown, ranked also as the most strict in Europe, next week (from Monday 10th of May) sees Ireland allow nationwide travel.

For most of the past five months a five kilometre travel limit has been in place and most of the economy has been at a standstill.

Mandatory Hotel Quarantine has been enacted, arrivals from many countries throughout the world have to quarantine in a hotel for two weeks costing €1875.

For the moment, rates of infection are relatively low in Ireland with approximately 2.5% of those tested being positive for the coronavirus. 

At the latest count 1.6 million doses of the vaccine have been administered, 9.1% of the population have received both doses.

So it looks like we will all be able to cruise on roads like this soon, unless you are coming in from overseas - we will keep you updated with regards to changes here on in the coming weeks and months.

Panoramic Ireland's private photography workshops will be restarting soon, send me an email to enquire about locations (anywhere in Ireland) and dates (any day of the week).

Last modified on Wednesday, 05 May 2021 23:15
Darren McLoughlin

Irishman and International travel photographer in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times / Echtra Echtra and Eonmusic

Cancer survivor.

Ask me about travel in Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

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