Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport have been hugely reduced as a result of the pandemic. Photograph: Collins

Sweden, Germany and Poland will be among the countries to be added to the Government’s so-called green list of countries people can visit without faci(...)

Pedestrians on the Charles Bridge, Prague,  during the coronavirus pandemic in April. Photograph: Getty Images

The Czech government has decided that all people must wear face masks inside public buildings from Thursday after a record spike in new coronavirus ca(...)

Residents wearing protective face masks queue outside a mass coronavirus screening facility in Barcelona on Tuesday. Photograph: Angel Garcia/Bloomberg

Spain’s regional governments have been told they should declare a state of emergency if necessary in the coming weeks as the country attempts to bring(...)

Visitors from France enjoying their visit to Temple Bar in Dublin on March 7th, 2020. Photograph: Alan Betson

There is little in the 161-year history of this newspaper that has been afforded the all-consuming coverage which the pandemic has had since the begin(...)

Holidaymakers returning from Sardinia by ferry undergo a compulsory drive-through swab test on August 23rd, at Civitavecchia, northwest of Rome. Photograph: Vincenzo Pinto via Getty

A sharp rise in the number of coronavirus infections over the past two weeks has put European governments on high alert as holidaymakers return home t(...)

Acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn said the National Public Emergency Team will meet on Monday to review and discuss the case figures    “and will make any necessary recommendations to Government which are required to protect the vulnerable, continue with the resumption of healthcare services and ensure the safe reopening of our schools.” File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

There have been 66 new cases of Covid-19 reported on Sunday, the Department of Health has confirmed. There have now been a total of 27,257 confirmed (...)

The State’s incidence of Covid-19 appears set to surpass that of the UK for the first time since the pandemic started, new figures show. File photograph: Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images

The State’s incidence of Covid-19 appears set to surpass that of the UK for the first time since the pandemic started, new figures show. The 14-day i(...)

As with public transport, there is a small cohort of people who will be exempt from the requirement. Photograph: PA

What is happening with face coverings? From Monday, it will be mandatory to wear face coverings in shops and shopping centres. Prior to this it was a(...)

A doctor  holds a Covid-19 test kit at a mobile coronavirus clinic  in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

There have been two further deaths related to Covid-19 and 21 new confirmed cases, according to figures released by the National Public Health Emergen(...)

  Ryanair check-in Area at Terminal 1 in Dublin Airport. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ryanair is “absolutely not” putting its business interests ahead of public health concerns and “travel is not the bogeyman” when it comes to the sprea(...)

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