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Ireland’s Toothless Travel Restrictions Exposed as Sunseekers Take ‘Dental’ Holidays

February 16, 2021
by Politico


Thousands of sunseekers are flying through Ireland’s ban on non-essential foreign travel simply by booking an overseas dental appointment.

Police armed with the threat of €500 fines say they can’t legally stop the travelers, who have inundated dental practices on the Continent in recent weeks with calls and emails seeking appointments.

Dentists in Spain’s Canary Islands say they’re receiving up to 15 booking requests daily from inbound Irish travelers — the vast majority of whom don’t turn up for their appointment.

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