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Health authorities perform random tests for Covid-19 on passengers arriving by ship from Italy in recent days in Corfu, Greece. Photograph: Siegfried Modola/Getty

More than 20.42 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 744,649 have died, according to Johns Hopkins U(...)

 Prince Joachim of Belgium has been fined €10,400 by Spain. File photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

The new coronavirus has infected 7.2 million people worldwide and killed at least 411,000, according to official figures tallied by Johns Hopkins Univ(...)

Wish you were here? While  countries across Europe are beginning to reopen their tourist markets, Irish people still have no idea if they are coming or going. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish holidaymakers who had hoped to see even an outline of their summer plans emerging from the fog of confusion created by the Covid-19 pandemic wil(...)

A waiter serves visitors in a roof-top cafe of a hotel in central Athens, on the first day of the opening of hotels in Greece. Photograph: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

Irish holidaymakers will not be barred from travelling to Greece once the country re-opens to tourists later this month despite reports late last week(...)

People enjoy a warm day at the beach in Melilla, Spain, on the day the autonomous region starts phase two of the government’s plan to gradually ease the lockdown measures. Photograph: F G Guerrero/EPA

Spain has reported no deaths in a 24-hour period from Covid-19 for the first time since March. Emergency health response chief Fernando Simon said th(...)

Greece, one of the most popular countries for Irish visitors, has announced that visitors will be allowed from 22 European countries and seven other countries, which have largely dealt with their Covid-19 problems. Photograph: iStock

Greece has announced it will be opening to some foreign visitors for the tourist season, but Irish holidaymakers will not be allowed for the moment. (...)

A queue for airline tickets at Dublin Airport. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Just under 33 million passengers passed through Dublin Airport last year setting a new record for traffic at the airport. All told around 30.7 millio(...)

A migrant carries a woman during clashes with police outside the refugee camp of Moria on the Greek island of Lesbos on Sunday. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/Getty Images

Greece aims to deport 10,000 migrants by the end of next year, the government said on Monday, following a deadly fire and clashes at its biggest migr(...)

Dinner with a view.

From the Heptapyrgion (Seven Towers) fortress, Thessaloniki spreads out below you, coming to a full stop when it meets the sea. Its setting on the Aeg(...)

A  statue of Alexander the Great in Skopje, Macedonia: has 28 years of prevarication and chicanery come to an end?  Photograph Akos Stiller/The New York Times

The “Prespes agreement”, which brings into existence the newly named state of the “Republic of North Macedonia”, has been ratified by both the Skopje (...)

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