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Travel Q&A: Is abandoning a holiday an over-reaction, what happens if I cancel now and what will my insurance cover?

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 (Steve Parsons/PA)

(Steve Parsons/PA)

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(Steve Parsons/PA)

So a dark cloud hangs over sun holidays abroad for people from Ireland this summer.

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan said people who have booked a getaway abroad should more or less abandon taking the trip because of the risk of picking up Covid-19 and bringing it back here.

Q: Is it an over-reaction and why such sudden anxiety?

A The advice for months now is that people should avoid non-essential travel abroad. There has been no ban on travelling but the vast majority of people have not been taking foreign trips. It has meant that the risk of importing Covid-19 here from another country has been minimal.


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