US travel ban for Irish citizens should be lifted, says Fianna Fáil TD

The status quo is damaging to foreign direct investment, tourism, aviation and to people who cannot visit relatives, according to James O’Connor

13th September, 2021
US travel ban for Irish citizens should be lifted, says Fianna Fáil TD
James O’Connor, the Fianna Fáil Cork East TD, said ending the US travel ban would allow people to go there to visit family members. Picture: Fergal Phillips

A Fianna Fáil backbencher has called for the lifting of the US travel ban for Irish citizens.

While Ireland is allowing vaccinated US citizens to visit here without any quarantine requirements, the US government has maintained a travel ban on citizens from Ireland and other EU countries.

James O’Connor, the Fianna Fáil Cork East TD, said ending the US travel ban would allow the resumption of more transatlantic flights and for people to...

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