Summary title: Petition No 0398/2021 by F.P. (Italian) on an alleged discriminatory breach of freedom of movement due to COVID-19 measures in Ireland
Petition number: 0398/2021
Topics: Internal Market - Free movement of persons, Fundamental Rights, Equal Opportunities and Gender, Immigration
Name: F. P.
The petitioner complains about the government-imposed obligation for a quarantine in a hotel for EU citizens entering Ireland. This requirement is considered to be an obstacle to free movement of EU citizens and to be discriminatory against less wealthy EU citizens, since they cannot afford a 12-day stay in a hotel. Furthermore, it allegedly sets a dangerous precedent that could be used in future travel restrictions for discriminations based on the country of origin, wealth and possibly even race. The petitioner requests an investigation on the legality of this requirement.