Ireland’s response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Travel advice

See the latest travel advice for COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

A virus that has not previously been seen in humans was identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019.

In February 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially named this new Coronavirus ‘COVID-19’. This type of coronavirus is also known as SARS-CoV-2. It was previously known as 2019-nCov or novel coronavirus.

The WHO is sharing statistics on confirmed cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) around the world. The data is updated regularly.