A travel expert says Ireland is caught between European Union and British travel policies in relation to COVID-19.
The Government’s Cabinet Committee on COVID-19 has been discussing international travel in relation to the coronavirus.
This was the main item on its agenda on Friday.
Its recommendations will be discussed by the Government on Monday.
But travel expert Eogan Corry told The Hard Shoulder it is difficult to predict what will happen.
"I think that one of the issues that is delaying Ireland taking any sort of initiative - they've just sort of ducked and dived on this and left it to NPHET... is that they've been caught between the EU policy on one side and the Common Travel Area with Britain in the other.
"It curtails their freedom to make a decision.
"In that circumstance I think the thing they should be doing is saying 'yes we're agreeing with the EU, but we're to take maybe one or two terms and conditions because of the Common Travel Area'".
On reciprocity and the perception of Ireland to other countries, he said: "If you can travel without restriction between Britain and Ireland, a lot of countries will be looking at that - they haven't really drawn that conclusion."
"That's important for somewhere like Greece, for instance, which has banned flights from Britain but not from Ireland."
"Malta is not very welcoming for Britain and, even though Malta imported one of their COVID-19 cases from Ireland, they were one of the countries that Ryanair had on Wednesday's initial list of 80 departures from Dublin Airport.
"So the rest of Europe is not too worried about our Common Travel Area with Britain... that might change if things start getting messy".
"Our problem is that, while Britain has taken most of the heat for having a 14-day quarantine with nobody else doing it over the last couple of weeks, we're now alone.
"And they might start looking at Ireland."
He added: "I think the 14-day restriction is probably on the way out, Ivan.
"[It's] very hard to call... We are pretty much stuck back in March the 12th.
"Our policy - DFA advice - against all but essential travel to every country in the world.
"It wasn't unusual on March the 12th, that was when everybody was panicking a little bit... countries were pretty uniform in just saying 'lets shutter the borders and see what happens.
"One by one countries are removing it, some of it faster than others".
It comes after England published a list of 59 countries deemed to have low rates of the virus.
This means people returning to or visiting England from them will not need to self-isolate.
However Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are not included and will "set out their own approach".
Eoghan explains: "Our Common Travel Area with Britain, and the land border with Northern Ireland, makes us a little bit dependent on Britain's policy.
"That might have lifted the pressure on the quarantine today - the 59 countries have been exempted from it.
"In another way it creates another complication in that some of the countries that we would do a lot of business with are not on that list.
"An unusual exception is Portugal, that was a little bit of a surprise for everyone.
"Bulgaria and Romania are not on that list - thankfully Poland is, which was a fear, because there are 120,000 Polish people living in Ireland."
The EU has also published a list of safe countries to travel to outside the bloc.
However the list does not apply to Ireland, as it is not a member of the Schengen Area.