Call For Clarity On Overseas Travel This Summer


The Government is being called on to clarify its stance on overseas travel this summer.

The Chief Medical Officer has said he is “very concerned” about new cases being imported abroad while the Government recently said travel may be possible.

A safe list of countries where people won’t have to quarantine on return is currently being drawn up.

In a HSE briefing recently Dr Tony Holohan said:

Many of the places that would be usual destinations for all of us in the summer time are having ongoing challenges with this infection. 

 “That will lead to further infection being reimported to this country and, for that reason, we are genuinely very concerned about that. 

 “We would like people not to travel.”