The Irish government has not followed England in relaxing the rules around non-essential travel, nor have their announced any possible air-bridge agreements.
Banning non-essential international travel until July 20, Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that the country would adopt a “cautious approach” to international travel so as “not to undo the good work which has been done” in fighting Covid-19.
Mr Martin also said that the government would not publish the so-called “green list” of countries which are safe to travel to before July 20.
When announced, a country’s place on Ireland’s “green list” will depend on three factors. These are:
- The number of cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people
- The 14-day trend in new cases
- An assessment of the testing and tracing of those countries
Mr Martin also confirmed that a Covid-19 contact tracing app will be launched tomorrow (July 8).