Ireland's updated Green List comes into effect with just four countries remaining
The new travel Green List kicks in from today.
The number of countries that Irish people can travel to, without restricting their movements on return, has been reduced from seven to four. As of midnight, Germany, Poland, Iceland and Lithuania have been removed from the travel list. Cyprus, Latvia and Finland remain but people will be subject to testing on arrival into these countries, Liechtenstein has also been added.
People arriving into Ireland from Green List countries will not be required to restrict their movements.
The Department of Foreign Affairs has committed to updating the Green List on a weekly basis and it will include countries with Covid-19 incidences at or below 25 per 100,000 of population.
It's expected that the Green List system will stay in place till the European Commission's new guidelines on travel are brought in across Europe, this plan will incorporate the traffic light system and is expected to come into effect from next month.
Another new list is expected on October 5th and an update on the current list is expected this Thursday.