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Travel restrictions, including quarantine requirements and advice to avoid foreign travel, are likely to remain in place until at least July 20th.

It comes amid fears a resurgence in coronavirus infections in other countries could lead to a rise in imported cases here.

The publication of a “green list” of countries it’s safe for people to travel to had been expected to be published next week, with restrictions set to be eased from July 9th.

However, according to the Irish Times, that has now be put off until July 20th.

Yesterday’s Cabinet sub-committee on Covid-19 was advised concerns of a resurgence in the virus internationally means current travel advice should remain.

That would also mean there’d be no lifting of the 14 day quarantine requirement and current advice not to travel abroad.

The paper reports the cautious approach by Government’s to ensure schools are given the best opportunity to reopen in September.

The full Cabinet is set to meet on Monday to further discuss the issue.