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General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation
Avoid non-essential travel until further notice:
The Irish Authorities advise against all non-essential travel overseas until further notice. This includes Great Britain but does not apply to Northern Ireland. It also includes all travel by cruise ship.
If you are currently travelling outside of Ireland:
Flight restrictions and route cancellations are happening on a daily basis worldwide and there is no guarantee that air routes will continue to operate. For this reason, where commercial flights are still an option, we recommend that people who wish to do so make arrangements to return to Ireland as soon as possible.
We are working with airlines to show maximum flexibility to those passengers who need to change their existing flight arrangements. Where commercial flights are no longer available, we are working side-by-side with our international partners to identify alternative options where possible.
It may not be feasible or possible for everyone who wants to travel back to Ireland to do so in the short term. We ask Irish citizens remaining abroad to make decisions that safeguard their health and well-being and that they follow local public health and safety requirements. We ask that they remain in close contact with family, friends and their local Irish Embassy or Consulate.
We know that this is a stressful situation for citizens and our embassy network is working around the clock to provide people with all the information and assistance that we can, bearing in mind the situation is unfolding across multiple countries and is not one under our control.
What to do on entering Ireland from abroad:
The Irish Authorities require anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland, to self-isolate for 14 days. Passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas are obliged to complete a mandatory Public Health Passenger Locator Form and to submit it to the relevant authority at their port of entry. This includes Irish residents. Exemptions are in place for providers of essential supply chain services such as hauliers, pilots and maritime staff. Check the Irish Government Advice Page for full information on these requirements.
Where to go for more information:
We continue to make updates to our online travel advice for over 200 countries and recommend that you download our TravelWise App and follow us on Twitter. If abroad you should register with your local Irish Embassy or Consulate and regularly check their website and Twitter accounts for details of any local public health measures and travel restrictions.
Déanfaimid ár ndícheall an chomhairle taistil is déanaí a thabhairt duit i nGaeilge, ach mar gheall go bhféadfadh athrú an-tapa teacht ar chúrsaí, go háirithe i gcás géarchéime, ní féidir linn a ghealladh go mbeidh an chomhairle taistil i nGaeilge go hiomlán cothrom le dáta. Lena chinntiú go bhfaighidh tú an chomhairle is déanaí, go háirithe maidir le stádas slándála, féach an leagan Béarla chomh maith, nó déan teagmháil díreach linn.
Má tá tú ag pleanáil cuairt a thabhairt ar An tSeineagáil, moltar duit a bheith thar a bheith chúramach.
Latest Travel News
On 17 October the World Health Organisation declared Senegal to be Ebola free.
You should check with your insurance provider that your travel insurance is valid for travel to Senegal and that it comprehensively covers any medical needs that might arise including evacuation.
Further information on Ebola is available from the HSE Protection Surveillance Centre website. It is strongly recommended that you study the Health Protection Surveillance Centre’s websiteinformation carefully.
If you develop fever, unexplained fatigue, diarrhoea or any other severe symptoms in the few weeks following a departure from a tropical area, you should: seek rapid medical attention mentioning your travel history, since it may result from an infection like malaria that requires immediate investigation and treatment. If you have been directly exposed to any bodily fluids from a dead or living infected person or animal, including unprotected sexual contact with patients that have recovered, you should:
- Seek rapid medical attention mentioning your travel history.
- Contact the medical care facility by phone before your visit, in order to enable medical personnel to use appropriate protection at the time of admission.
Senegal – security
Senegal is a popular destination with tourists and most visits there are hassle-free. However, you should be careful of pickpockets in Dakar, especially at the airport, and in the areas around Place de l’Independance, the central area of the Plateau and the Western Corniche. As with several West African countries be aware of scams, particularly business transactions offered over the internet which seem too good to be true or a slow-blossoming internet romance with sudden requests for financial assistance.
The Casasmance region in the south west continues to experience incidents involving armed bandits, separatists and clashes between the military and the MFDC (Movement of the Democratic Forces of Casamance). You should avoid all road travel in the Casamance region to the west of Kolda, other than daytime travel on the main Ziguinchor to Cap Skiring road or the Sao Domingos to Ziguinchor road. Always monitor local media for security developments. Land mines remain a problem so ensure to stick to paved roads and take local advice.
Má tá sé i gceist agat cuairt a thabhairt ar an tír seo nó fanacht inti, ba chóir duit do chuid mionsonraí a chlárú linn, ionas go bhféadfaimid tú a aimsiú go tapa sa chás go dtarlódh géarchéim nach raibh súil léi, mar shampla tubaiste nádúrtha, nó eachtra éigeandála i do theaghlach, agus tú thar lear. Ansin, d’fhéadfaimis cabhair a thairiscint duitse nó do do theaghlach más gá.
Níl Ambasáid ná Consalacht ag Éire sa tír agus mar sin ní féidir linn comhairle taistil mhionsonraithe a fhíorú lena chinntiú go bhfuil sí cruinn, cuí agus cothrom le dáta.
Is féidir leat do chuid taighde féin a dhéanamh, áfach; tá naisc chuig tuilleadh comhairle taistil ó aireachtaí eachtracha eile le fáil sa rannán Eolas Breise.
Molaimid freisin go léifeá an treoir taistil Eolas Roimh Thaisteal chun leideanna praiticiúla a fháil ar thaisteal thar lear.
De bharr nach bhfuil Ambasáid ná Consalacht na hÉireann sa tír, táimid teoranta ó thaobh cúnamh a thairiscint duit i gcás éigeandála.
Is minic gur fearr a mbíonn daoine áitiúla in ann cabhrú leat, mar sin labhair le muintir na háite, d’ionadaí tionscnóra turas nó bainistíocht d’óstáin.
An tAonad Cúnaimh Consalachta i mBaile Átha Cliath
Má tharlaíonn éigeandáil nó má tá cabhair agus comhairle uait, féadfaidh tú teagmháil a dhéanamh freisin leis an Aonad Cúnaimh Consalachta sa Roinn Gnóthaí Eachtracha agus Trádála i mBaile Átha Cliath ag +353 1 408 2000.
Ambasáidí AE eile
Féadfaidh tú iarracht a dhéanamh dul i dteagmháil le hAmbasáidí, Consalachtaí de Thíortha AE eile chomh maith, chun tacaíocht, comhairle agus cúnamh consalachta éigeandála a fháil.
Safety and Security
Safety and Security
Safety and security
Senegal is a popular destination with tourists and most visits there are trouble-free. However, you should be careful of pickpockets in Dakar, especially at the airport, and in the areas around Place de l’Independance, the central area of the Plateau and the Western Corniche.
We advise travellers to be vigilant about potential scams, particularly business transactions offered over the internet which seem too good to be true or a slow-blossoming internet romance with sudden requests for financial assistance.
The Casasmance region in the south west continues to experience incidents involving armed bandits, separatists and clashes between the military and the MFDC (Movement of the Democratic Forces of Casamance). You should avoid all road travel in the Casamance region to the west of Kolda, other than daytime travel on the main Ziguinchor to Cap Skiring road or the Sao Domingos to Ziguinchor road. Always monitor the local security situation and local media for security developments. Land mines remain problematic in this area so ensure to stick to paved roads and to take local advice.
Local Laws and Customs
Local Laws and Customs
Local laws and customs
Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them. Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behaviour may be seen as improper, hostile or may even be illegal.
Buying comprehensive travel insurance can save you and your family a lot of money if something goes wrong. It will also ensure that you get the medical attention you need, when you need it. Hospital bills can quickly run into thousands of euro, and a medical evacuation back to Ireland can cost thousands more.
Not all policies are the same, and the cheapest one might be cheap for a reason. Make sure your policy covers all the activities you plan to do on your trip. Insurance Ireland recommend that you purchase a policy that provides a minimum medical cover of €1 million.
Your policy should cover:
- All medical care abroad, including evacuation by air ambulance, or other emergency procedures, and any other costs associated with an unexpected longer stay.
- Your entire trip, from departure to return. Consider an annual multi-trip policy if you’re making more than one trip in the year.
- 24-hour emergency service and assistance.
- Personal liability cover (in case you’re sued for causing injury or damaging property).
- Lost and stolen possessions.
- Cancellation and curtailment.
- Any extra activities you intend to do that are excluded from standard policies (e.g. water sport activities such as jet skiing or other extreme sports).
Exclusions: You should know most insurance policies will not cover drink or drug-related incidents.
Check with a doctor what vaccinations you may need for your trip at least eight weeks before you travel. You can find out more information about vaccinations on the HSE’s website.
If your passport is lost or stolen while you’re abroad, we can help.
What we can do:
- Issue you a replacement passport that will let you finish your trip, or;
- Issue you with an emergency travel document to get you home.
We’ll do our best to help you as quickly as possible but this can take some time. Your location and circumstances may limit the help we can give you. Is Ireland does not have an Embassy or Consulate in Senegal there may be additional complications in processing and application for a new passport.
You should contact the Irish Embassy in Abuja in Nigeria to find out what you need to do to apply for a passport. They will also be able to advise you on the fees which apply.
Where emergency consular assistance is required for Irish citizens outside of opening hours, please leave a message at: +30 210 7232771. This mailbox is monitored regularly. Alternatively, you can contact the Duty Officer at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Dublin at: +353 1 478 0822.
Embassy of Ireland
11 Negro Crescent
Monday to Thursday 09:00-16:00; Friday 09:00-12:00
Faigh árachas taistil agus liachta
Faigh árachas taistil cuimsitheach i gcónaí a chlúdóidh gach costas liachta thar lear, aslonnú liachta san áireamh, sula dtéann tú ag taisteal. Ní féidir linn íoc as aon chostais éigeandála a d’fhéadfadh a bheith ort ar do thuras. Mar sin, d’fhéadfadh árachas taistil go leor leor airgid a shábháil duit, má bhíonn fadhbanna agat. Ná déan dearmad na coinníollacha i do pholasaí a léamh agus a chinntiú go gclúdaíonn sé gach rud atá beartaithe agat a dhéanamh.