Arrivals from 58 counties will be subject to mandatory hotel quarantine from this morning

Last week 26 high-risk states were added to the list, including Israel and the Wallis and Futuna Islands.

Talks are expected to resume this week on adding EU countries as well as the US to the list.

There are concerns there is not enough hotel capacity to include these states.

People Before Profit TD Paul Murphy says those who are travelling for essential reasons should not be paying for the quarantine facility:

"People shouldn't be left with the bill themselves if they're not in a position to pay it. People who cannot afford to pay the very substantial costs of private hotels, but who absolutely essentially have to travel here, they should not be left in an impossible situation- that's clear- the state should pick up the tab in those cases."

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