These are the 15 countries on Ireland's travel green list 1 year ago

These are the 15 countries on Ireland's travel green list

Late on Tuesday night, the Cabinet published a green list of 15 countries to which Covid-19 travel restrictions do not apply.

The countries are: Malta, Finland, Norway, Italy, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Cyprus, Slovakia, Greece, Greenland, Gibraltar, Monaco and San Marino. While Spain and France are not on the list, Gibraltar and Monaco are enclaved within those two countries, respectively.

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Anyone travelling to Ireland from these countries is advised to take normal precautions, and will not face a 14-day quarantine period upon their return.

The list contradicts the advice of the National Public Health Emergency Team, which has repeatedly advised people to avoid all non-essential travel.

Last month, then-Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan said: "What worries me most now is travel from overseas and I fear many planning foreign trips. 2020 is a year for a staycation. Stay in Ireland, spend locally and follow public health advice."

Yesterday, NPHET announced that there had been 36 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed, the biggest single-day increase the country has seen since 26 May.