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Stormont Ministers vote against banning travel to Britain

Dec 22, 2020 07:12 By News Northern Sound
Stormont Ministers vote against banning travel to Britain Stormont Ministers vote against banning travel to Britain
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Stormont voted against banning travel between Britain and Northern Ireland last night. Ministers there have advised against non-essential travel with Britain and the Republic.

Stormont voted against banning travel between Britain and Northern Ireland last night.

Ministers there have advised against non-essential travel with Britain and the Republic.

Health Minister, Robin Swann, has recommended advice against non-essential travel into and out of Northern Ireland.

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He's also advised that anyone arriving into the region self-isolate for 10 days.

However, an outright travel ban with Britain has been ruled out after Stormont voted against the proposals.

It means, despite the Republic's restrictions on flights with Britain - people there could fly through Belfast and enter the Republic freely.

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It's all in response to the new variant of Covid-19 which is circulating around the UK.

Robin Swann said it's believed the strain is in Northern Ireland and almost inevitably in the Republic

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