Two women due in court for refusing to enter hotel quarantine

Two women due in court for refusing to enter hotel quarantine

Saturday, April 3
IRELAND


Two women are due to appear in court after they were charged for having refused to go into mandatory quarantine on arrival from Dubai yesterday.

The women, both aged in their 30s, returned to Ireland via Dublin Airport yesterday after travelling to the United Arab Emirates for cosmetic surgery.

The two women refused to go into the mandatory hotel quarantine system when met by the Army at the airport.

Dubai as part of the UAE is on a list of countries where returning travellers must quarantine at a designated hotel for 14 days after arrival in Ireland.

The Gardaí were then called by the State Liaison Officer.

Gardaí said they implemented the '4Es approach' - engaging, explaining, and encouraging, with enforcement as a last resort.

After they failed to comply with gardaí, the two women were arrested for breaches of the Health Act and taken to Ballymun Garda Station.

They are due to appear before Tallaght District Court.