Irish citizens are being advised to "exercise a high degree of caution" when travelling to other EU countries
The Department of Foreign Affairs has updated its travel advice as a result of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
Tánaiste Simon Coveney says it has made the decision based on the "rapidly changing conditions & restrictions across a number of EU countries".
NB TRAVEL ADVICE: In light of rapidly changing conditions & restrictions across a number of EU countries, my Dept is now advising people to exercise “a high degree of caution” before deciding to travel to other EU States. We will continue to update advice. #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/5ai8U4SGiH
— Simon Coveney (@simoncoveney) March 13, 2020
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