Ryanair Welcomes High Court Decision Which Confirms Travel Restrictions Are Not Mandatory

02 Oct 2020

Ryanair today (2 Oct) welcomed the High Court decision which confirms that there is “no legal requirement” to restrict movement for 14 days.

Ryanair again calls on the Govt. to immediately adopt the ECDC ‘traffic light’ system which will allow unrestricted travel between Ireland and 15 EU countries on the green and amber lists, including Germany, UK, Italy, Greece, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Malta, Cyprus, Finland, Norway, Latvia, Bulgaria, Estonia and Lithuania.

The immediate adoption of the ECDC ‘traffic light’ system by the Govt. will avoid the closure of Ryanair’s bases at Cork and Shannon airports.

Ryanair also calls on the Govt. to implement the recommendations from its own Aviation Task Force report, which has been on the Minister’s desk for 3 months. The implementation of the Aviation Task Force recommendations is vital in restoring confidence in air travel and will support over 140,000 jobs in aviation and 325,000 in the tourism industry.

 

Ryanair’s Spokesperson said:

“We welcome the High Court decision, which confirms there is no legal requirement for the current travel restrictions. This means that travel to/from Ireland to 15 countries on the green and amber lists, including Germany, UK, Italy, Greece, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Malta, Cyprus, Finland, Norway, Latvia, Bulgaria, Estonia and Lithuania can take place without restrictions in accordance with the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) ‘traffic light’ system.

We call on the Irish Govt. to immediately adopt the EU ‘traffic light’ system and to also implement the recommendations of its own Aviation Task Force report.

If the Govt. adopts the EU ‘traffic light’ system with no restrictions for green and amber countries it will avoid the closure of Ryanair’s Cork and Shannon bases.”