Due to the current situation of COVID-19 worldwide, more and more countries are adopting measures to prevent the virus from spreading. Each European country has its own rule when it comes to opening borders. In Ireland, countries considered on the “red list” as they call it, need to spend a total of 10 days confined in a hotel that is authorized by the government.
The cost of quarantine
Due to the high number of cases in Brazil, the country is on this list, which also includes Portugal and South Africa. The hotel must be booked before the trip and it is necessary to pay the amount of €1,750, equivalent to R $ 13,000 in the current quote to stay at the hotel for 10 days. This value includes the hotel, the COVID test and transportation.
Although all the rules are very clear, there are still people who try to circumvent the system because they think they will not be discovered, that’s what happened with 3 Brazilians.
The 3 women had arrived in Ireland a few days ago and stayed at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Santry, located in the north of Dublin. They left in their own car leaving the hotel to try to get back to their homes in Loughrea, Co Galway. But 150 km away from the hotel they were interrupted by the Gardaí and conditioned to return to their hotel rooms.
But it was not the first time that something like this happened, last Friday two other women arriving from Dubai, United Arab Emirates were arrested for having refused to do the mandatory quarantine.
Unfortunately, not all people recognize the importance of following the protocols determined by the government, especially in the fight against COVID-19, which is a struggle for humanity as a whole.
Stories like this are great examples of what not to do.