Ryanair Condemns Tánaiste’s Comments, Which Run Contrary To Govt’s Adoption Of EU ‘Traffic Light’ System


Ryanair today (Thurs 12th Nov) condemned Leo Varadkar’s statement advising Irish citizens “not to book flights home for Christmas yet”, which comes less than a week after the EU “Traffic Light” System was adopted by the Irish Govt.

Ryanair calls on the Tánaiste to confirm his support for the EU “Traffic Light” System, which allows Irish people to return home for Christmas with a negative Covid test,  3 days prior to arrival, and similarly allows EU citizens living in Ireland to travel to their home countries during the Christmas season with a negative Covid test result.

A spokesperson for Ryanair said:

“The EU ‘Traffic Light” travel system, designed by the ECDC (European Centre for Disease Control), gives people the certainty they need to book flights. It allows Irish citizens to travel home for Christmas with a negative test result, and similarly allows EU citizens to also fly home for the Christmas season.

Aviation is a critical part of national infrastructure and the Tánaiste, who is responsible for job creation, should be supporting the “Traffic Light” system instead of undermining it”.


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