It will be a holiday like no other for Irish people who take a summer trip abroad this year. Despite the advice to holiday at home because of Covid-19 risks, many are clearly determined to travel.
There is a lot they can do to reduce the chances of picking up the virus.
If you are staying in a hotel check out in advance what kind of precautions it is taking for guests and staff.
Are they regularly disinfecting high-touch surfaces and are they cleaning public spaces?
Check to see if staff wear protective face coverings and ask what are the protocols around the bar and dining areas.
Bring your own disinfectant
It might seem extreme but putting a bottle of regular household disinfectant in your luggage means you can do your own clean-up.
Concentrate on light switches, sinks, door knobs and the remote control.
Wash plates, cups or cutlery, other than pre-wrapped plastic, before using any. Good handwashing is always advised.
Avoid taking lifts
If you can take the stairs instead of the lift it is good advice.
You won't find yourself crammed in with a group of people, some of whom may not be wearing face masks. If you must use the button in the lift, infectious disease experts suggest using a toothpick which you throw away.
Always carry your essentials
It's not just sunscreen lotion you need in your bag any more - always have your face masks and bottle of sanitiser at the ready.
Be ready for temperature checks and questionnaires at airports
Check in online to minimise face-to-face contact.
Not all airports have temperature checks but some have set up thermal scanners manned by military officials in a bid to spot those who might have the virus.
It could mean you are not allowed to fly on a particular day.
Wear a face covering on board a flight and remain seated as much as possible.
Be wary of using the seat pocket in front of you as previous passengers may have put infected tissues there.
Most airlines require people to ask in advance to use the toilet to avoid queues.
Clean the ATM keyboard with a disinfecting wipe before using it. When you are finished, apply hand sanitiser. Wash your hands if you can.
Some beaches in Spain are marked for distancing.
A number are closing half-day because they are already packed by lunchtime. Police have also had to block roads, and Benidorm is due a pre-booking system. You could find yourself in a roped-off area on the better-run beaches.
Beaches in Greece have umbrella poles set four metres apart.
If you think you are developing symptoms of the virus you should not ignore them. Ask to contact a doctor and they may arrange a test for Covid-19.
If this proves positive then you are obliged to self-isolate. This is where it can become complicated and risky.
All EU countries have systems in place to allow for tourists who become ill with the virus and it may mean you going to an isolation facility or if it is more serious being hospitalised until you are deemed well enough to home. Don't try to hide symptoms for your own sake and the health of others you might pass on the virus to.
The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) should cover you for short-term healthcare in another EU country or European Economic Area (EEA) state for free, or at a reduced cost.
You can apply for an EHIC in person at your local health office, except in Dublin north- west which operates by post.
Check with your health insurer also before leaving.