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Travel advice
Travel safely in Ireland and discover the best of your county this autumn. Whether you live in lovely Leitrim or charming Cork, you can explore your local area but make sure to stay safe by following the latest government recommendations.

Remember, the opening hours may have changed for some tourism sites, activities, attractions, and experiences, so check with them directly before you travel to make the most of your trip.

Keep up to date with government guidelines

It is vitally important to stay informed of the latest guidelines and government recommendations. Before setting off, visit Gov.ie for all the information needed to travel safely.

Social distancing is very important, keep a space of two metres between yourself and others where possible, wear face coverings on public transport and in shops, and avoid close contact including shaking hands and hugs. If you sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or your sleeve.

Fáilte Ireland is working closely with the government and the tourism industry as the COVID-19 situation evolves. Check out the HSE guidelines and the World Health Organisation for the latest advice about COVID-19.

Look out for the COVID-19 Safety Charter

The COVID-19 Safety Charter tells you that a business is following the necessary guidelines and every employee has taken extensive training. From the friendly receptionists and cleaners to head chefs and baristas, all staff members are working hard to keep you safe.

When you see the Safety Charter’s reassuring white and green logo, you will know that staff have been educated in infection control and they must adhere to strict hygiene measures. Tourism businesses that have successfully completed the COVID-19 Safety Charter are also subject to spot checks.

As businesses work around the clock to ensure safety for their customers, check for updated information before you head on any trips in your town or county. Find out what businesses abide by the COVID-19 Safety Charter with the Directory of COVID-19 Compliant Businesses. These businesses have met or exceeded the extremely high standards required for the COVID-19 Safety Charter symbol, allowing you to dine, visit and stay in a safe and relaxing environment.

Business owners can sign up to the COVID-19 Safety Charter and if you want to find out more information and advice as the Covid-19 situation evolves, have a look at the Fáilte Ireland COVID-19 Support Hub which is updated regularly.

Plan ahead and travel safely

Remember to keep yourself and others around you safe by adhering to government recommendations and checking the HSE guidelines and Gov.ie for any updated COVID-19 information.


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