The Government's “green list” of countries deemed as safe to travel to during the Covid-19 pandemic may be reduced following concerns expressed by some Ministers.
Publication of the list has been postponed until to-morrow (Tuesday) because Taoiseach Micheal Martin is attending crucial EU talks in Brussels.
Government sources last night confirmed that the list would be reduced to a “very limited” number of countries when it is finalised at a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday.
The status of the green list has been downgraded following differences between Fine Gael Ministers and their Fianna Fáil and Green colleagues about the advisability of publishing the list when coronavirus infections are increasing in Ireland and other European countries. People arriving from the countries included will not face a requirement for a 14-day quarantine period.
Some Ministers pointed to a contradiction with the public being advised against non-essential travel to prevent Covid-19 cases being imported, yet the Government was still publishing a list of countries not subject to the quarantine rule.
Ref: Hospitality News