100 People At Dublin Airport R...


100 People At Dublin Airport Referred To Gardaí Over Covid Tests


07:20 9 Dec 2021

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A hundred passengers arriving into Dublin Airport have been referred to Gardaí for failing to provide a negative Covid-19 test.

Since the new travel rules kicked in on Sunday, ninety five people who were stopped hadn't got a valid PCR or antigen test.

The Oireachtas Transport Committee also heard yesterday that five passengers had presented false tests.

Oonagh Buckley, Deputy Secretary General at the Department of Justice, says compliance is high;

"So 80,000 passengers have immigrated through Dublin Airport up to yesterday evening, midnight of last night, and in that mix we checked more than 10 per cent at all times but in fact on many flights we checked a hundred per cent of passengers."

She says during those three days just a hundred people were referred to An Garda Síochána.

Passengers who fail to provide the documents face fines or time in prison.

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