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# Travel
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
The new Green List kicks in today, here are the countries included
The general advice is still to avoid non-essential travel abroad.
# Level 3
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.
# green list
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
Explainer: International travel, domestic trips and Dubliners - here's what you need to know
The government have moved to clarify their travel policy.
# Living With Covid
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.
# new roadmap
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.
# government roadmap
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
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.
# Latest data
'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.
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.
# Travel
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.
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
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.
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
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.
# regional lockdown
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
Government says Greece remains on Green List, despite 'second wave' of outbreak
The country has seen a recent spike in Covid-19 cases.
# Travel
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
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.
# symptoms overlap
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.
# evening quiz
Quiz: Can you tell which Green List country this is?
Greenland or San Marino?
# Travel
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.
# Coronavirus
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.
# Train Drain
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.
# Travel
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
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
'A very real danger': Just 4,000 calls made to 60,000 Dublin Airport arrivals in first two weeks of July
Only half of the calls made were answered.
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.
# red list
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’.
# Explainer
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.
# green list
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.
# Holidays
'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
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 advice
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?
# covid19
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
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
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.
# Podcast
The Explainer: Why are tourists able to visit Ireland right now?
And are they actually legally required to quarantine?
# green list
'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.