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Úsáidimid fianáin ionas go bhfaighidh tú an taithí is fearr ar ár láithreán agus comhlíonaimid ár gceanglais Cosanta Sonraí ag an am céanna. Lean ort gan do chuid socruithe a athrú, agus gheobhaidh tú fianáin, nó athraigh do chuid socruithe fianáin ag aon tráth.

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An tSeineagáil

Má tá tú ag taisteal chun na Seineagáile, gheobhaidh tú leideanna praiticiúla agus eolas áisiúil sa mhír comhairle taistil agus san eolas nuashonraithe.

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.

Forléargas

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.

Stádas slándála

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.

Cláraigh linn

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.

Comhairle Uainne

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.

Cúnamh Éigeandála

De bharr nach bhfuil Ambasáid ná Consalacht na hÉireann sa tír, táimid teoranta ó thaobh cúnamh a thairiscint duit i gcás éigeandála.

Áitiúil

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.

 

Níl an leagan Gaeilge ar fáil go fóill, más maith leat an leagan Béarla a léamh féach thíos.

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.

Níl an leagan Gaeilge ar fáil go fóill, más maith leat an leagan Béarla a léamh féach thíos.

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. 

Níl an leagan Gaeilge ar fáil go fóill, más maith leat an leagan Béarla a léamh féach thíos.

Health

Travel Insurance

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.

Emergency expenses

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.

Vaccinations

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.

Níl an leagan Gaeilge ar fáil go fóill, más maith leat an leagan Béarla a léamh féach thíos.

Visas/Passports

Passports

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.