Ireland Travel Update – October 2020
As travel restrictions slowly begin to ease - we have created this COVID-19 Hub to share with you the latest information on Ireland's re-opening and the safety measures in place.
Ireland has moved from a short-term emergency approach to a medium-term strategy to manage risk and live with COVID-19. On 15 September, the Irish Government launched a "Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for Living with COVID-19" This framework of measures is created to help us go about our daily lives as much as possible while managing the virus's behaviour. It consists of 5 levels, the lower levels are activated when there is a low incidence of the disease, with isolated outbreaks, and low community transmission. The higher Levels are activated to deal with higher incidences of the disease.
Ireland, like the rest of Europe is presently experiencing a 2nd wave of COVID-19 infections. To deal with this effectively, short term restrictions have been implemented moving to level 5 in the framework. These restrictions will run until 01 December to reduce the level of cases.
Book with Confidence
So much has changed in the world in the last few months, and we know that people’s priorities are different when travel planning. We understand for organising group trips going forward peace of mind and safety are of vital importance to our customers. That’s why we have created flexible COVID-19 terms & conditions so you can book with confidence – you can cancel, postpone, amend dates etc. without incurring cancellation fees.
Keeping you safe
In terms of your group’s safety, as part of re-opening Ireland all sectors of the tourism industry from hostel accommodation, to coaching, attractions, restaurants, venues and activities were issued with guidelines created by Failte Ireland in conjunction with Irish Government bodies, Health Service Executive, Health & Safety Authority. These guidelines were created to ensure the health and safety of visitors and staff is the number one priority across the industry.
Travelling to Ireland
The Irish Government is adopting the new EU “ traffic light system,” that was agreed at a meeting of EU member states on 14 October 2020. This system aims to have a co-ordinated approach to open up international travel across Europe during the coming months, giving you confidence for planning your group trip in 2021. More on the new " traffic light system" and what will be implemented.
Our commitment to you
CGH has been here for our clients throughout the pandemic, providing advice, support, dealing with booking cancellations, postponements and amendments. However, we are really eager to getting back to what we do best– making memorable experiences for groups on their study trips to Ireland. Team CGH is here to help you plan and prepare for your next trip. We look forward to welcoming your group to Ireland soon.
Please note as guidelines change all of the time to comply with the health authority’s advice, we will update these hub pages regularly to ensure you have the latest information.