DUBLIN, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Ireland on Thursday removed
Germany, Poland and Lithuania from its travel "green list",
leaving just four countries exempt from a 14-day quarantine for
Ireland, which has some of the tightest travel restrictions
in Europe, is only allowing quarantine-free travel from
countries with a COVID-19 infection rate of under 25 cases per
100,000 people over the past 14 days.
As a result, travellers arriving from all countries other
than Cyprus, Finland, Latvia and Liechtenstein must go into
quarantine for 14 days from Monday next week, the Department of
Foreign Affairs said in a statement.
Three of those countries have restrictions on travellers
from Ireland, which currently has a COVID-19 infection rate of
71 cases per 100,000 people, according to the European Centre
for Disease Control.
The Irish government has said it will adopt a more liberal
system of coordinated travel restrictions proposed by the
European Commission once they are adopted in mid-October.
(Reporting by Conor Humphries; Editing by Hugh Lawson)