Latest Travel Advice
Irish citizens in Qatar who are ordinarily required to forward passport applications or documents for other consular services to the Embassy of Ireland in Abu Dhabi should, until further notice, courier them to the Honorary Consulate of Ireland in Muscat at the address below:
Consulate of Ireland
Oman Commercial Centre
8th Floor, Suite No.807,
Sultanate of Oman
All visa applications for Ireland from Qatari nationals or other residents of Qatar should be submitted directly to the Visa Facilitation Services Global (VFS) Office in Doha.
Following the announcement of the suspension of diplomatic ties by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE & Bahrain with Qatar, flights between Qatar and these countries have been suspended until further notice.
In addition to the closure of air crossings, all marine and land border crossings between these countries and Qatar have also been closed.
As a result there is severe disruption of transport and communications between these states and Qatar. You should contact your airline or tour operator for further information.
Direct flights between European countries and Qatar are not directly affected.
The Embassy of Ireland in Abu Dhabi, which is accredited to the State of Qatar is monitoring developments in Qatar and the wider region closely. The Embassy is actively liaising with our EU colleagues & other interlocutors with regard to these developments.
The Embassy recommends that all Irish citizens in Qatar should register themselves & their families with the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade. It also recommends that Irish citizens in Qatar keep informed of developments through the local media.
The Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade's twitter account @dfatravelwise provides the latest travel updates for Irish citizens living and traveling abroad.
The Embassy of Ireland in Abu Dhabi can be followed on twitter @IrelandEmbUAE
We advise Irish citizens in Qatar to exercise a high degree of caution.
Terrorists continue to make threats to carry out attacks in the Gulf region. These threats include references to attacks on western interests and places where western nationals live, work & frequent. Irish citizens should continue to maintain a high level of security awareness, particularly in public places.
The best help is often close at hand so if you have problems, start by talking to your local contacts, tour operator representative or hotel management.
There is no Irish Embassy in Qatar, so we are limited in the help we can provide in the event of an emergency. You can contact the Irish Embassy in UAE if you require assistance or advice. Irish citizens with a genuine emergency can leave a voicemail message on the outside of office hours. Make sure to leave your name, mobile number, current location and the nature of the emergency. An Embassy Duty Officer will return your call.
EU Directive on Consular Protection
Under the EU Consular Protection Directive, Irish nationals may seek assistance from the Embassy or Consulate of any other EU member state in a country where there is no Irish Embassy or permanent representation.
Our tips for safe travels
- Purchase comprehensive travel insurance which covers all your intended activities
- Add an alert for your destination within the Travelwise App.
- Register your details with us so that we can contact you quickly in an emergency, such as a natural disaster or a family emergency
- Follow us on twitter @dfatravelwise for the latest travel updates
- Read our Topical ‘Know Before You Go’ guide
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:53:36 BST