A green list, a red list and a state of utter confusion

The government’s unveiling of its list of countries that are safe to visit has come in for strong criticism from medical experts

26th July, 2020
A green list, a red list and a state of utter confusion
As passenger numbers start to increase again at Dublin Airport, commentators say there are ‘mixed messages’ surrounding the government advice about travelling abroad Picture: Fergal Phillips

Having been delayed for several weeks, the hotly-anticipated “green list” of so-called safe countries where people will be able to travel without having to self-isolate on their return to Ireland was finally published last Tuesday.

This was despite rumblings earlier in the week that the list might not materialise – and a statement from Tánaiste Leo Varadkar that perhaps it would be better to scrap the list altogether.

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