Government to announce Green List of countries on Monday

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AN TAOISEACH Micheál Martin announced yesterday, Wednesday, July 15, that although Government advises against all non-essential foreign travel, a ‘Green List’ of countries would be released this Monday, July 20.

Government is still advising against all non-essential foreign travel as “the global situation is deteriorating” and concern is growing about the re-emergence of the virus in the country as a result of overseas travel.

On Monday, July 20, Government will publish a “Green List” of countries which have a similar infection rate to Ireland will be included on the list.

An Taoiseach said, “I want to emphasise the fact that we will continue to urge people against unnecessary foreign travel.  This list will be kept under a fortnightly review.”

The Fianna Fáil leader announced there would be an increased presence of “compliance staff and increased communication at our ports and airports” to make incoming passengers aware of their “obligation” to fill out Passenger Locator Forms (PLF) and restrict movement for 14 days.

Work is also underway to move PLFs online “so that passenger information is more easily accessible for follow up checks and calls by an expanded tracing team”.