The Department of Foreign Affairs is now advising against all non-essential travel to Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Malta, Poland, and Slovakia due to the coronavirus measures being implemented in those countries.
It's the latest update to European travel advice, after last night saying officials advised people to exercise a high degree of caution when travelling to any EU member state.
Officials have already advised against all non-essential travel to Spain and no travel at all to Italy.
Many countries imposing travel restrictions due to #COVID19 Irish citizens should now exercise a high degree of caution when making travel plans.@dfatirl now advising against non-essential travel to Czech, Cyprus, Denmark, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Spain & No travel to Italy. pic.twitter.com/mGTdFjJint
— Simon Coveney (@simoncoveney) March 14, 2020
Tánaiste Simon Coveney today said officials will be providing "additional guidance" on Spain.
He said in a statement: "As countries impose new travel restrictions to combat the spread of COVID-19 there will be more disruption to travel routes.
"A growing number of countries are also imposing restrictions on entry and exit.
"Given the consequences for travellers, Irish citizens should exercise a high degree of caution when making travel plans particularly in Europe."
The Department's consular advice line will be open through the weekend on 01 613 1733, while Irish embassies and consulates will be using social media to keep citizens informed.