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23 Mar 2020

COVID-19 (coronavirus)

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on the island of Ireland is rising and unprecedented efforts are under way to protect public safety and limit the spread of the virus. Tourism Ireland is closely monitoring this rapidly evolving situation.

The authorities in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland are currently advising against all non-essential travel to the island of Ireland and travellers are being asked to restrict their movements for 14 days after arrival. If you’re concerned about how the situation will affect your travel plans, we recommend that you check with your airline, tour operator, cruise line or transport and accommodation providers.

We suggest that tourism businesses on the island of Ireland looking for information about coronavirus and its impact on travel go to the relevant sections on the websites of Fáilte Ireland and Tourism NI. Up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19 in Northern Ireland can be found on the website of the official Public Health Agency Northern Ireland. Information and support in the Republic of Ireland can be found on the website of the Health Service Executive. For the latest travel advice, please visit the website of the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade

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