Travel advice issued for Dublin, Six Nations game expected 5,000 Italian fans

Published on : Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Ahead of the Six Nations game to be hosted in Dublin  up to 5,000 Italian fans were expected to fly to witness the match between Ireland and Italy.


The game was cancelled after several Italian town were placed on lockdown and many had already made travel arrangements. As some may decide to travel anyway and those heading to Dublin the travel advice has been issued.



Following the advice from World Health Organization (WHO) and the European  Centre for Disease Control ( CDC)  there are no travel restrictions to Ireland and there is no entry screening.


Special health protocols are in place for travellers as advised by the Irish government.

Passengers will be told to contact their GPs if they develop symptoms within the following 14 days.

All passengers are giving dedicated forms in the event of  a suspected case that will help trace anyone who they may have been in contact with.
According to WHO aviation hygiene standards the Airline flying into Ireland will need to decontaminate the aircraft.


In Italy Codogno, Castiglione d’Adda, Casalpusterlengo, Fombio, Maleo, Somaglia, Bertonico, Terranova dei Passerini, Castelgerundo and San Fiorano (which are in Lombardy) and Vo’ (which is in Veneto) have been put into isolation.

Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has advised Irish citizens not to visit them.


Ryanair stated that there is currently no change to advice for airlines and their flights were operating as normal and all their terms and conditions apply.

The situation will be monitored continuously and follow all public health instructions that are issued.



From March 17 to April 8 the airline will be cancelling up to 25 per cent of its Italian short haul flights in response to the coronavirus.



Ryanair stated that over the past week, Ryanair has seen a significant drop in bookings over that late March/early April period, in response to the Covid-19 Virus. There has also been a significant step up in passenger no-shows on flights, particularly from and within Italy.


HSE, the Irish health service, only advises self isolation for those who have travelled to affected regions and are showing symptoms or think they may have come into contact with some suffering from coronavirus.

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