Dublin Airport has issued an update to travellers who will be afflicted by the vacation ban from the United kingdom to Eire.
From midnight tonight, all flights thanks to arrive into Ireland from the United kingdom will be banned for at least 48 several hours, with only freight and crucial support staff permitted on ferries. It will be determined on Tuesday if the ban will be extended more.
Aer Lingus has also confirmed this evening that it will be cancelling all flights from the Uk to Ireland, and will only be running flights originating from Eire to the British isles for the repatriation of passengers.
Dublin Airport has reported that people influenced by the ban will need to get hold of their airline.
In a assertion, Dublin Airport reported: “In response to the identification of a new strain of COVID-19 in the south-east of England, the Irish Government has introduced a ban on all flights arriving into the Condition from Britain with result from midnight tonight, Sunday, December 20, 2020.
“Flights are becoming banned for at the very least 48 hours.
“The ban is in put for tomorrow, Monday, December 21, and Tuesday December 22, 2020. The ban will be reviewed by the Irish Governing administration at its Cabinet assembly on Tuesday, December 22, 2020.
“A Authorities statement explained that arrangements are getting set in location to facilitate the repatriation of Irish citizens on quick visits to Britain and arranging to return in the coming days, as effectively as global travellers to Ireland who are transiting by means of Britain.
“Travellers affected by this ban need to contact their airline.”
An Aer Lingus spokesman reported: “Adhering to the announcement by the Irish Governing administration that flights from the Uk to the Republic of Ireland are banned for the following 48 several hours commencing midnight 20th December 2020, Aer Lingus will not run flights from the United kingdom to the Republic of Ireland in that period of time.
“Aer Lingus is working flights from the Republic of Ireland to the British isles in buy to facilitate the repatriation of clients to the British isles and people with connecting flights in the United kingdom.
“Shoppers whose flights have been cancelled will be contacted by Aer Lingus instantly, and are entitled to a refund, voucher or rerouting at a later date.
“Aer Lingus carries on to liaise with the Office of Transportation, other Federal government Departments and the related authorities as demanded.”