Stay or go? Ireland weighs the risks as international travel set to resume

Consumers may be craving a holiday in the sun, but concern at fresh Covid surges and a lack of certainty around vaccine effectiveness against variants mean many of them are choosing to stay home this year

6th June, 2021
Stay or go? Ireland weighs the risks as international travel set to resume
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Hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses across Ireland reopened their doors last Monday to a steady stream of people eager to holiday at home. But for some, Connemara will never be the Costa del Sol, and airlines and travel agents have reported a robust trade in bookings following the government’s promise that international travel will resume in mid-July.

This has been made possible by the EU Digital Covid Certificate (EUDCC) gateway, an effort...

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