The Chief Medical Officer says international travel will be one of the biggest Covid 19 risks in the run-up to Christmas.
Dr Tony Holohan has urged people to avoid non essential travel - and that includes Irish people living abroad, flying home for Christmas.
Health officials say they're "almost certain" the number of daily Covid-19 cases will fall to below 100 by the start of December. 395 new cases were confirmed last night, along with one additional death.
The 14 day incidence rate is now estimated to be 135 per 100 thousand - one of the lowest in Europe.
The national Public Health Emergency team is hopeful all counties can move out of Level 5 restrictions on December 1st based on the current trends.