Welcoming the RE-open EU website and app, on Monday 19 July, Minister for European Affairs Thomas Byrne, T.D., said “this will help you plan your travel in Europe, while staying safe and healthy. Before you plan your travel or if you have something booked over the next while, you can check the safe travel conditions in the country of your destination, or review your cancellation policy, in case the country or region of destination have travel restrictions or quarantine requirements that may make it difficult for you to travel there. 

“The free app allows people to browse country-specific information if you don’t have a Digital Covid Certificate, as well as the latest updates and advice for each EU Member State and the EEA through an interactive map. The information is updated frequently so it is important to check back regularly for updates.

“By clicking on the respective icons, it gives information on international, national and regional transport links that will enable you to anticipate or ascertain the details of your transit journey and entire route to destination. It also provides information on the state of tourism facilities and operations in each EU country,” Minister Byrne concluded.