Gibraltar Taken Off Ireland’s Safe List Even Though No Direct Flights

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Dublin airport still open but with fewer passengers Credit: Carlos Pacheco flickr

IN what appears to be a case of unusual logic, the Irish Government has removed Gibraltar from its list of countries where travellers are allowed in without any form of quarantine.

Currently, the only way to travel to Ireland from the Rock is to fly to the UK from Gibraltar Airport or via Spain and as things stand, in either case, travellers would have to follow quarantine rules if arriving in the Republic by air from either country.

Other countries just removed from Eire’s Green List are Cyprus, Malta, Monaco and San Marino.

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The only countries remaining on the Green List are Estonia, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Slovakia and perhaps surprisingly Italy.

Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.

Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.

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