Will the travel industry continue to have restrictions placed on non covid vaccinated tourists?

J Tagg made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Department of Health (Northern Ireland)

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Department of Health (Northern Ireland) Nid oedd gan y wybodaeth y gofynnwyd amdani.

Dear Department of Health (Northern Ireland),

Whilst I appreciate the lifting of the 'remaining restrictions' in Northern Ireland, what about the travel industry?

No mention in press coverage from Robin Swann's announcement appears to clarify whether or not unvaccinated tourists planning on visiting NI will continue to be subject to testing before arrival, after arriving and again before leaving. Will the existing restrictions on quarantine be maintained?

If so, surely this will only harm Northern Ireland's tourism industry at a time when we have the opportunity to capitalise on being one of the first countries outside mainland Europe to lift restrictions?

Equally what about the impact on those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons? Surely this differential would result in a judgement against the Department of unlawful indirect disability discrimination if it were to be legally challenged?

Yours faithfully,

J Tagg

Burns, Jeff, Department of Health (Northern Ireland)

Dear Sir/Madam

 

We have received your request below, but I should tell you that the
lifting of restrictions are a matter for the NI Executive and therefore
you should contact them for more detail. They can be reached [1]via this
link

 

Nevertheless I would refer you to the [2]NI Direct website which will be
regularly updated with all Covid19 “restrictions” and update on travel to
and from Northern Ireland

 

I hope this is helpful

 

Regards

 

Jeff Burns

Information Management Branch

Department of Health (NI)

 

 

 

 

Dear Department of Health (Northern Ireland),

 

Whilst I appreciate the lifting of the 'remaining restrictions' in
Northern Ireland, what about the travel industry?

 

No mention in press coverage from Robin Swann's announcement appears to
clarify whether or not unvaccinated tourists planning on visiting NI will
continue to be subject to testing before arrival, after arriving and again
before leaving. Will the existing restrictions on quarantine be
maintained?

 

If so, surely this will only harm Northern Ireland's tourism industry at a
time when we have the opportunity to capitalise on being one of the first
countries outside mainland Europe to lift restrictions?

 

Equally what about the impact on those who cannot be vaccinated for
medical reasons? Surely this differential would result in a judgement
against the Department of unlawful indirect disability discrimination if
it were to be legally challenged?

 

Yours faithfully,

 

J Tagg

 

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