Mandatory hotel quarantine stays are going to be paid by the Irish taxpayer for people who say that they can’t afford to pay them – travelers who have arrived in Ireland without a reservation and declare they are unable to pay the €1,875 bill for the mandatory 14-day isolation period will see the State foot the bill, reports the Independent.
In scenarios where it is established that a traveler cannot afford the payment, the government has admitted that the state must pay the costs, in essence the Irish taxpayer will be paying for people to come into our country whether we like it or not.
According to the Indepedent, applicants through the system do not undergo so-called means testing, but according to the Independent’s sources, claims that a person cannot pay are considered before determining whether the state will pay their costs.
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