The world changes on a daily basis. The Department of Foreign Affairs has up-to-date advice on staying safe and healthy abroad. Their website gives useful advice for countries throughout the world, including safety and security, local laws and customs, entry requirements, natural disasters, political situations, health alerts, and crime information, as well as what to do if something does go wrong.
For the latest travel advice from the Department of Foreign Affairs including security and local laws, health, plus passport and visa information check https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice
The Department of Foreign Affairs also provides the following advice:
Before you depart:
Take out appropriate travel insurance before travelling and make sure it covers you for all the activities you want to do.
If you are travelling within Europe, ensure you have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) that hasn’t expired and understand what it covers – you still need full travel insurance though!
Learn about the laws, customs and entry requirements of the country you’re visiting and understand how they differ from home, check www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice
Check your passport is valid, fill out the emergency details, look after it while travelling and keep it in a safe place. Make sure you have all necessary visas.
Make copies of important travel documents, take a picture or make copies and store them securely using a secure data storage site.
Research vaccinations or any other medical requirements for your destination, and if necessary visit a travel health clinic before you travel.
Tell your friends or family about your travel plans and where you’re going and leave emergency contact details.
Take enough money with you and have access to emergency funds.
Ensure you take the contact details of the local Irish Consulate in case of emergencies – www.dfa.ie/embassies
Act responsibly, and be responsible for yourself when abroad.