The Department of Foreign Affairs has updated its travel advice for people travelling within the European Union, saying people should exercise 'high degree of caution'.
In a tweet, Minister Simon Coveney has said advice will be continually update. He also added travel to the UK is not included in the current advice.
NB TRAVEL ADVICE: In light of rapidly changing conditions & restrictions across a number of EU countries, my Dept is now advising people to exercise “a high degree of caution” before deciding to travel to other EU States. We will continue to update advice. #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/5ai8U4SGiH
— Simon Coveney (@simoncoveney) March 13, 2020
Earlier this week, the World Health Organisation said the COVID-19 outbreak should now be classified as a pandemic.
It said the number of cases of the virus had increased 13-fold outside of China in the past two weeks.