Passengers arriving in Dublin Airport earlier this month. Public health expert Dr Gabriel Scally said international travel should not be encouraged at this time. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin
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Name for Authorities to cancel flights follows Holohan’s overseas journey feedback

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Irish Journey Brokers Affiliation chief govt has mentioned the brand new Authorities ought to transfer to cancel flights so individuals who have booked overseas journeys can get their a refund.

Giving permission to fly and but saying to not fly was unfair, Pat Dawson mentioned.

He additionally known as for readability on so-called air bridges. Underneath the Authorities’s air bridges plan, it was understood Irish vacationers might go on overseas holidays from July ninth to different nations which have introduced coronavirus below management.

Mr Dawson’s feedback come after chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan mentioned individuals who had booked abroad journeys mustn’t journey at current as a result of danger to themselves, their households and wider society.

Requested on Monday whether or not folks ought to cancel their summer time holidays overseas, Dr Holohan mentioned public well being officers would really like them to not journey of their particular person curiosity and within the collective curiosity.

“Take into consideration different folks and the danger you would possibly pose even for those who [ if infected] recuperate very properly, for people who find themselves extra weak,” he mentioned.