Ireland could have air bridge with Croatia, France, Portugal, Germany, maybe Greece
Topics: IRELAND CROATIA FRANCE PORTUGAL GERMANY
An “air bridge” is an agreement between two countries which have coronavirus under control or at the same level as one another. Such an agreement opens up travel between the two countries.
The EU has encouraged member states to seek out ‘air bridge’ agreements in order to allow for some travel for citizens during the summer months and beyond.
Health Minister Simon Harris has said it is not illegal to travel abroad.
Air bridges are being discussed across Europe, with the Taoiseach speaking this week about the possibility of Ireland striking such deals.
According to senior government sources, a list of possible countries has been drawn up.
Top of the list are countries such as Germany and France, but it is believed that Portugal, Greece, and Eastern European countries such as Croatia are also being considered.
Sources state that Irish tourists could be allowed fly to these countries, due to them having similar coronavirus numbers as in Ireland. ■