THE Garda are back on the Irish border and carrying out checks on drivers after the highest-level lockdowns were imposed on both sides of the frontier.
Now they are on the lookout for people making non-essential journeys, after the Republic this week imposed swingeing Level 5 restrictions which ban people from travelling more than three miles (5km) from their home.
On Wednesday, October 21, when Ireland’s new six-week national lockdown began, gardai were given new powers by Dublin to prosecute people making non-essential travel, with fines of up to €2,500 and jail for up to six months.
Northern Ireland has no specific travel advice for residents travelling to Republic and the North remains on Ireland’s ‘Green List,’ which means a quarantine is not required on entry.
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