As much of Europe bans UK arrivals over concerns about Covid 19 - efforts are underway here to bring stranded Irish residents home.
Consular flights have been arranged for this evening and ferry access is also being arranged.
Due to public health concerns - these travel arrangements are not available to people living in Britain who were planning trips to Ireland for Christmas.
Arrangements are being put in place to facilitate two specific and limited categories of people to return to Ireland.
International travellers who are transiting and citizens normally resident here who are currently caught out on short trips to Britain.
That includes people who've travelled to the UK for emergency medical treatment.
The Department of Foreign affairs says there will be consular flights from Britain evening.... and limited access to ferries for Irish residents who got stranded in the UK with their cars.
Anyone eligible to travel should immediately contact the department's dedicated assistance line on 01 6131700