A Mayo Senator has welcomed today's agreement between EU countries to coordinate international travel during the Covid-19 pandemic.

At present, countries have different rules when it comes to travel, but Ministers from the 27 member states have now agreed a new traffic light system - which puts in place a green, orange and red mapping system to define risk areas in the EU.

With Covid-19 cases rising across Europe, only a few areas would currently qualify for the lowest-risk "green" band, allowing unrestricted travel.

However, Mayo Fianna Fail Senator Lisa Chambers has welcomed the agreement reached in Brussels.

She told Midwest News that it will give some clarity to the travelling public,  and will come as a relief to the aviation sector, including Ireland West Airport Knock...

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