Ireland delays easing of travel restrictions till July 20

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Ireland will delay easing of quarantine restrictions on individuals travelling from overseas till July 20, transport minister Eamon Ryan mentioned Sunday.

In June, the federal government mentioned that the restrictions can be eased from July 9. However, Ryan mentioned there was a delay as a consequence of concern about travel-related infections.

He added that folks arriving from nations with low coronavirus charges can be exempt from isolating themselves for 14 days: “A so-called green list will be published on July 20, or prior to that. The green list will be operating after that”, Ryan mentioned in an interview.

The nation has to date reported 25,498 infections and 1,740 deaths from the illness. It at present has one of many lowest an infection charges in Europe, with simply three infections per 100,000 individuals through the previous two weeks.

The authorities would nevertheless, proceed to encourage individuals to take holidays at home, Ryan mentioned.