The announcement of the green list of countries it's safe to travel to has been delayed.

It comes as a summit of EU leaders runs into its fourth day in Brussels, with slow progress in talks over a budget and pandemic rescue package worth a combined 1.8 trillion euro.

EU leaders have been in negotiations since Friday to decide on the EU's budget for the next seven years and what form a 750 billion euro pandemic recovery fund will take.

There's division over whether it should be made up of grants or loans and what conditions are attached.

There was some progress yesterday.

A new revised plan has replaced 50 billion euro in grant aid with loans, with the headline figure of 750 billion unchanged.

The ongoing talks in Brussels mean a meeting of Cabinet here today will now be delayed.

It was expected that ministers here would sign off on a greenlist of countries it's safe to travel to at the Cabinet meeting.

However that's now set to take place later this week.

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