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Varadkar says its too soon for people to be booking flights home to Ireland this Christmas

Tanaiste Leo Varadkar has advised people that it is “too soon” to be booking flights to come home to Ireland this Christmas.

“In terms of terms of people booking flights for Christmas to come home. I advise not to do that at the moment,” Varadkar said in response to a query from the Social Democrats’s Roisin Shortall

Varadkar said the issue of travel changes were discussed with CMO Tony Holohan, with the Tánaiste noting he wasn’t particularly concerned about international travel at the moment, but it becomes “a greater concern” as Covid-19 figures become lower.

“We’re not in a position at this point to advise people that it’s safe to come home for Christmas. And I know that’s a tough message to hear but that is the case at the moment,” he said.

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