Ireland govt to consider rapid COVID-19 testing at airports to increase tourism

    Ireland‘s Junior Tourism Minister Brendan Griffin reported the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport is considering the use of rapid COVID-19 tests at airports to increase tourism (The Times/Irish Central, 31-May/01-Jun-2020). Mr Griffin stated: “I think there is merit in examining testing at points of entry that is happening in other countries to see if it could be applicable here. I have asked officials to advise us what our options might be”. He added: “This is exploratory, but it will be an all round win if it provides reassurance to potential domestic holiday makers and host communities, as well as to overseas visitors, that people in tourist areas are not carrying the COVID-19 infection”.

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