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# travel - Yesterday’s News

Testing capacity must be able to meet demand when flu season arrives, finds Covid committee report

Due to the overlap in symptoms between flu and Covid-19, testing capacity must be able to meet demand, finds report.

# travel - Friday 31 July, 2020

# travel - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Travel operator TUI to close a third of high street stores in the UK and Ireland

The UK’s biggest operator will close 166 shops due to the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.

# travel - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Johnson: 'Second wave’ in Europe could mean further quarantine orders in Britain

The British prime minister defended his government’s decision to impose restrictions on those returning from Spain.

# travel - Monday 27 July, 2020

Rail passenger numbers were hit harder than other public transport during lockdown

Passenger journeys on rail services dropped to a low of 24,000 a week at the start of April.

5,000 passengers a day are arriving into Ireland's airports, with the UK topping the list

Arrivals to Ireland from the US have been lower than from most Western European countries.

# travel - Friday 24 July, 2020

Leo Varadkar on the green list: 'It may not be simple but it is very straightforward'

The Tánaiste said that people can now travel to the green list countries for non-essential reasons.

# travel - Thursday 23 July, 2020

# travel - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

Wellness Wednesday: A postcard from Leigh Arnold in Ibiza

Actress and wellness advocate Leigh Arnold and her husband run a wellness retreat in Ibiza. She set up a free online wellness portal for everyone in lockdown.

Ireland to step up controls for arrivals from Covid-19 hotspots, including US and Middle East

These are part of new measures brought in with the publication of Ireland’s ‘green list’.

# travel - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

The 'green list': How other island-based nations have handled the re-opening of international travel

Some island nations are doing comparatively well in suppressing the virus.

Varadkar says it's wrong to send out 'mixed messages' over foreign travel

The Cabinet is due to sign off on the ‘green list’ of countries this evening.

# travel - Monday 20 July, 2020

'Garbled messaging' around travel 'green list' to be discussed by Cabinet

Some ministers do not want to undermine the notion of Ireland as an open economy.

# travel - Sunday 19 July, 2020

Publication of green list to be delayed as Cabinet meeting is postponed

Meanwhile, Insurance Ireland said that a green list does not equal relaxation on travel, and non-essential travel is still discouraged.

# travel - Saturday 18 July, 2020

Green list will be 'very short' but Greece and Cyprus likely to feature

The US has already been ruled out, so what countries might make the cut?

Q&A: Your questions about Ireland's Covid-19 restrictions and health advice answered

Phase 4 has been delayed and there are some new restrictions on the way – what does it mean for you?

# travel - Friday 17 July, 2020

US won't be on travel green list and UK 'unlikely' to make the cut, confirms Coveney

The green list will have countries on it which pose no higher risk than travelling in Ireland represents.

# travel - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Tánaiste questions confusion over 'quarantine' for passengers - but HSE advice changed this month

HSE advice shifted from self-isolation to asking people to restrict movements.

The Explainer: Why are tourists able to visit Ireland right now?

And are they actually legally required to quarantine?

# travel - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

'Green list' of safe countries to be published on Monday but advice against non-essential travel remains

The Taoiseach confirmed that the list will be published next week and will be kept under review every 14 days.

# travel - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

'We’re just short of calling for lynchings at airports': TD calls for perspective in Covid-19 coverage

Meanwhile, Minister Simon Coveney said yesterday there were only 16 people on a flight from Dallas about which concerns had been raised.

# travel - Monday 13 July, 2020

Coveney: 'I don’t think we should prevent flights landing in Ireland or ban international travel'

Coveney said people arriving in Ireland will be checked up on.

Busiest recent flight from Texas to Dublin had 'fewer than 20 passengers on board'

Only two such flights from Dallas to Dublin have landed since the route resumed service.

# travel - Friday 10 July, 2020

Northern Ireland lifts 14-day quarantine rules for dozens of countries

The British government has published its ‘green list’ of countries that don’t require self-isolation after travelling there.

# travel - Saturday 4 July, 2020

Time for fish! Martin Shanahan of Kinsale's Fishy Fishy has a recipe for you

The award-winning chef is encouraging everyone to stay away from the runways during Covid-19 and instead travel the roads of Ireland to support local tourism.

# travel - Friday 3 July, 2020

'Utterly shambolic': Wales and Scotland hit out at UK government's shifting position on air bridges

Wales’ First Minister Mark Drakeford accused the UK government of making an announcement and then trying to “work out” what they meant.

# travel - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Explainer: This is the current official advice on foreign travel

The government is advising people to avoid all unnecessary overseas travel.

# travel - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

'Complacency is our biggest enemy now': People warned about foreign travel as restrictions ease

Liz Canavan said worrying Covid-19 trends have been seen in Ireland and abroad recently.

# travel - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

'Mixed messaging': Call for clarity on whether people should cancel holidays abroad

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said it is important to reopen the economy, “but not at the risk of another wave”.

EU lifts travel restrictions for 'safe' countries, excluding virus-stricken US

If the Chinese government agrees to allow EU citizens travel there, the country may be added to the list.

# travel - Monday 29 June, 2020

Warning that non-essential travel abroad should be avoided to prevent a Covid-19 surge in Ireland

Professor Philip Nolan has said that just because travel restrictions are easing doesn’t mean people should go abroad.

# travel - Sunday 28 June, 2020

'A grave concern': NPHET's Philip Nolan urges public to reconsider travelling abroad as imported Covid-19 cases rise

Earlier this week, Nolan also revealed that 13 cases of the virus have been imported from countries including Bangladesh, India, and Portugal.

# travel - Thursday 18 June, 2020

NPHET voices concern about 'small number of travel-related cases', including from UK and Sweden

‘Fewer than 10′ such cases have been recorded over the past two weeks.

# travel - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Leading US airlines say passengers who don't wear face coverings may not be allowed to fly

Airlines said they will be “vigorously” enforcing face covering policies throughout the Covid-19 crisis.

# travel - Monday 15 June, 2020

Countries across Europe continue to open up their borders to foreign travellers

From today, France, Belgium, and Greece are lifting restrictions for travel within Europe.

# travel - Friday 12 June, 2020

Ireland's 'air bridges': Real risks virus could be re-imported from Britain, warns Taoiseach

15 June is too soon to open Ireland’s border, says Leo Varadkar.

Ireland’s air traffic decline 'among worst in Europe'

There was a 83% decrease in flights in May this year compared to the same month in 2019.

# travel - Friday 29 May, 2020

Change to wage subsidy scheme to include those returning from maternity leave

The change will also accommodate those returning from a period of paternity or adoptive leave.

# travel - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

CMO dismisses O'Leary claim that quarantine for overseas visitors has 'no basis in science or health'

Michael O’Leary called for the government to halt the new regulation.

'Unprecedent collapse' in overseas visitors as air and sea travel fall 99% in April

Just 16,100 people arrived in Ireland last month, according to the CSO.

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