No frills airline Ryanair is considering cancelling a number of Irish routes as a result of the mandatory hotel quarantine system.
The airline said that routes to Paris, Brussels, Rome and Vienna are among those that could be axed in the coming weeks.
Michael O’Leary’s airline said the system was particularly “absurd” for EU arrivals into Ireland because of the 500km land border shared with the UK.
The airline described the quarantine system as “defective” and called on the Taoiseach to deliver a roadmap for the reopening of EU air travel in time for summer holidays.
It said this allowed travellers into Ireland to easily avoid mandatory hotel quarantine by flying into Belfast or travelling to another EU country not on the list.
A spokesperson said the Government’s travel policies are damaging Ireland’s international reputation and severely impacting connectivity to and from the country.