All non-essential travel from countries like the US and Brazil is set to be banned under new government plans.

All non-essential travel from countries like the US and Brazil is set to be banned under new government plans.

The travel “red list” would include places with high infection rates of Covid 19, according to the Sunday Independent.

There’ll be exemptions for Irish citizens and residents returning home as well as essential workers.

Margaret Harris from the World Health Organisation says the US is still struggling to get the virus under control: