AMERICAN officials are advising against travel to Ireland following a recent rise in Covid-19 cases across the country.
Ireland has been moved to 'Level Four' of the United States travel list, and the state department is now officially urging citizens not to go there.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued the level four health notice for Ireland, which means there is a “very high level of Covid-19 in the country”.
The UK was added to the list on July 19, the same date US travellers were permitted to enter Ireland without a Covid test or a quarantine requirement.
The news comes following a recent rise in Covid-19 cases numbers in Ireland over the past month.
While the nation's vaccine rollout may be picking up significant pace, daily Covid-19 case numbers have remained in quadruple figures for some time now.
This week, Ireland announced it had purchase 700,000 doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine from Romania, to aid with their rollout.
In an update on Tuesday, Taoiseach Micheál Martin tweeted: "We’ve completed a deal to secure an additional 700,000 #CovidVaccines from Romania/EU.
"Fantastic news and a welcome boost to our rollout, which continues to experience huge support and uptake from the Irish public."
It's thought that nearly three-quarters of all Irish adults are now fully vaccinated against the virus, and HSE chief Paul Reid said the country was at least "four weeks" ahead of schedule.