01/10/2020

The Government has published its ‘green list’ of 15 countries where the travel advice will be to take normal precautions.

The Government has published its ‘green list’ of 15 countries where the travel advice will be to take normal precautions.
People arriving to Ireland from these countries will not have to restrict their movements for 14 days.
The list will be reviewed every fortnight.
The 15 European countries have a similar or lower level of Covid-19 to Ireland.
The countries are: Malta, Finland, Norway, Italy, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Cyprus, Slovakia, Greece, Greenland, Gibraltar, Monaco and San Marino.
In a statement, the Government said the pandemic is not over and the safest thing to do is not to travel.
Sinn Féin said the move was confusing and contradictory.
The Social Democrats called for tighter controls for travel to a red list of countries with higher rates of Covid-19.
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It Government also said it will continue with plans to strengthen the measures for monitoring passengers arriving into Ireland and processes will be explored to restrict flight or passenger travel in certain circumstances.
The National Public Health Emergency Team advice remains against all non-essential foreign travel, regardless of whether a country is on the ‘green list’ or not.