The Irish government has suspended all flights to and from Canada for the next two weeks due to a “major pandemics” that has killed tens of thousands of people.
Travelers were advised to check in for the weekend on Tuesday as the Government is taking steps to mitigate the impact of the pandemic.
A senior official from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Dftat) said travellers were urged to check their travel plans on Tuesday and to report any unusual behaviour on social media.
The Dftat official said it was “a very serious situation”.
“Travelers are advised to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity and we will be actively monitoring social media for the duration of the closure.”
He added: “We know that many of our citizens have experienced disruptions in travel as a result of the virus.”
Mr O’Connell said the Government was working to make travel to and through the country easier for people and businesses.
“We have a number of measures in place to reduce the impact and impact of any disruption and we want to be able to provide as much reassurance to people and the wider community as possible,” he said.
A spokesman for Tourism Ireland said the agency was “aware of the situation and is actively working with the Irish government to provide reassurance and support for the travel community”.
Mr O, said travellers should contact the Irish Embassy in London for advice.
“This is not an official travel advice and travellers should consult their travel advice provider for further information,” he added.
Travel to and around Dublin has been impacted by the pandemias, with flights to Cork and Cork city suspended until the end of next week.