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Travel Advice

Country specific information so you can plan for your trip.

Know Before You Go

Planning a trip abroad? Follow our basic travel advice and be prepared.

Assistance Abroad

If something goes wrong when you’re travelling abroad and you need help, you can contact us at your local Irish Embassy or Consulate or call us at the Consular Assistance Unit.

Citizens’ Registration

Register with us if you are travelling or living abroad. It can help us assist you in an unforeseen crisis.


Frequently asked questions on obtaining a visa.

Our Services

We offer a range of consular services and practical supports to all Irish citizens travelling abroad.

EU Consular Protection Directive

Citizens of European Union member states travelling outside of the EU can approach any embassy or consulate from another EU member state to seek assistance, if their country of origin does not have representation.


In 2021 the Department of Foreign Affairs provided support to over 1,200 Irish citizens abroad.

Get Travel and Medical Insurance

Before travelling, the Department strongly recommends that you obtain comprehensive travel insurance which will cover all overseas medical costs, including medical repatriation/evacuation, repatriation of remains and legal costs. You should check any exclusions and, in particular, that your policy covers you for the activities you want to undertake.

Our tips for Safe Travels:

  • Purchase comprehensive travel insurance which covers all your intended activities.
  • Get a European Health Insurance Card
  • Register your details with us so that we can contact you quickly if there’s an unforeseen crisis like a natural disaster or a family emergency.
  • Follow us on twitter @dfatravelwise for the latest travel updates.