Micheál Martin says it's too early for British people to be included on Ireland's "green list"


The Taoiseach was speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr show


Taoiseach Michel Martin has said that it's "too early" for British people to be included on a potential "green list" for Ireland.


The Fianna Fail leader was speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr show and added that the Government is forming a methodology similar to the EU in regards to international travel.


Speaking about surges of the coronavirus in different locations including England, Mr Martin said the current two-week quarantine for people arriving into Ireland remains in place and is "under constant review".


He said Ireland remains cautious when it comes to COVID-19 and that this week Cabinet will be discussing measures in regards to international travel.


Countries that will be deemed as safe will factor Irelands level of disease control of below.


He said: "On July 20 we will announce our measures in relation to international travel and essentially we have developed a methodology somewhat similar to the European Union and its relation with third countries; essentially, the methodology will be in relation to the level of the disease in particular countries, including the UK, countries that are at Ireland's level or below.


"In terms of people coming in to Ireland, the advisory and the quarantining still remains and it's under constant review. Why? Because there's a lot of international volatility with this virus, we've seen a spike in numbers. We're very concerned about that."