Government advice against non-essential travel extended to July 20th

The government advice against all non-essential foreign travel has been extended until July 20th.

A potential ‘green list’ of countries people can travel to safely is due to be published in two weeks’ time.

However, that list will be reviewed every two weeks and will likely change if the health situation in one of those countries escalates.

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney has said foreign travel at any point will come with risk.

The government’s Covid tracing app will be launched tomorrow.

It will let users know if they have been in close contact with someone who has contracted Covid-19.

All the data will be anonymous and there will be no centralised record of people’s information kept.