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# travel - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

EU countries agree 'traffic light' system of international Covid-19 travel restrictions

The new guidelines were agreed at a meeting in Luxembourg today.

# travel - Monday 12 October, 2020

The Green List is now empty and all arriving passengers should restrict their movements

The updated list comes into effect from today.

# travel - Sunday 11 October, 2020

Explainer: Is the EU 'traffic light system' the saviour of holidays in 2021?

Ireland wants to ‘align’ with the plans but may take some time to be fully on board.

# travel - Friday 9 October, 2020

EU members green light 'colour coded' travel policy

Ireland agreed in principle last month to sign up to the EU system.

# travel - Thursday 8 October, 2020

From Monday there will be no countries on Ireland's Green List

There were just four countries left on the list last week.

# travel - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Green List: Ryanair and Aer Lingus push for Ireland to join EU traffic light system but minister says it will 'take time'

Eamon Ryan tol the Oireachtas Transport Committee that the Green LIst was ‘not working’.

# travel - Sunday 4 October, 2020

Government plan on international travel to be published by 13 October, says transport minister

Eamon Ryan said that the government was also looking at the issue of airport testing.

# travel - Friday 2 October, 2020

High Court rules against Ryanair, says State travel advice is legal

The judge found that the government acted lawfully in providing travel advice and public health advice in respect of the pandemic.

# travel - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Ryanair threatens winter closure of Cork and Shannon bases if EU travel policy not adopted

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar previously said he was concerned by how well smaller airports could bounce back after Covid-19.

# travel - Monday 28 September, 2020

New Green List kicks in: There are now just four countries and one of them is Liechtenstein

The government has pledged to update the Green List on a weekly basis.

# travel - Monday 21 September, 2020

The new Green List kicks in today, here are the countries included

The general advice is still to avoid non-essential travel abroad.

# travel - Friday 18 September, 2020

Dubliners advised not to travel outside the county for either domestic trips or overseas journeys

Similar to the travel advice throughout the pandemic – it is not a criminal offence to travel beyond the county border or travel abroad.

# travel - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Green List: Germany and Poland among countries added as Greece, Italy and Norway removed

The Department of Foreign Affairs provided an update on the new Green List countries this afternoon.

# travel - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Explainer: International travel, domestic trips and Dubliners - here's what you need to know

The government have moved to clarify their travel policy.

# travel - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Government will 'broadly support' new EU approach to air travel as Green List set to be updated on Monday

The government provided details on the new arrangements for air travel at a press conference today.

# travel - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Micheál Martin announces the new 'Living with Covid' roadmap on Tuesday - here's what to expect

The detailed plan is expected to set out how we’ll proceed over the winter and into next spring.

# travel - Monday 7 September, 2020

Tánaiste says no date agreed for 'wet pubs' reopening, but new roadmap will provide certainty to the public

“No one in Ireland has died of Covid in the last 14 days,” Leo Varadkar said today.

# travel - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Dublin Airport plans to introduce paid drop-off and pick-up zones after pandemic

Toll booths would be installed as part of the new system, with a free option available in one of the long-term car parks.

'Green List': Travel guidance remains unchanged despite Ireland's high 14-day incidence rate

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said there will be no changes to the list until a new roadmap is published.

# travel - Friday 4 September, 2020

An Irishman in Berlin: There's a housing shortage here too, despite a different approach

Irishman William Campbell lives in Berlin and says despite how we hold up the German housing market as one of the best, it has developed some serious flaws.

14-day travel restrictions could be waived under government's new Covid roadmap

Ministers are concerned Ireland has the most restrictive travel rules in Europe in the run up to Christmas.

# travel - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Varadkar tells FG members Ireland is an outlier in terms of Covid rules on pubs and international travel

Varadkar said he wouldn’t be surprised if Ireland loses the Trade Commissioner role.

# travel - Monday 31 August, 2020

Sharp spike in travel to and from Ireland in last month

CSO data shows that travel in July was still significantly lower than in 2019.

# travel - Thursday 27 August, 2020

Opinion: If we do it the right way we can avoid a school run clogged up by cars

Jane Hackett of the Green-Schools Travel Programme is urging parents to avoid slipping back to the overuse of the car because of concerns over Covid-19.

# travel - Saturday 22 August, 2020

Covid-19 passenger locator form system to move to online process next week

It’s a legal requirement for people arriving in Ireland from overseas to complete a Covid-19 passenger locator form.

# travel - Friday 14 August, 2020

No entitlement to refund for airline customers from Kildare, Laois and Offaly

Residents in the three counties have been told they should not leave unless it is essential travel.

# travel - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Government says Greece remains on Green List, despite 'second wave' of outbreak

The country has seen a recent spike in Covid-19 cases.

# travel - Sunday 9 August, 2020

Department looking to restrict non-essential travel from 'third countries' with high virus rates

Options from the Department of Health will be finalised “as soon as possible”.

# travel - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Ireland's health watchdog says mass thermal screening at airports for Covid-19 is ineffective

The review found detection rates are low due to cases that do not present with a fever and those who are infectious before showing symptoms.

# travel - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

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

Quiz: Can you tell which Green List country this is?

Greenland or San Marino?

# 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.

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