The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has launched TravelWise, a free smartphone app designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas.
It provides user-friendly, trusted and comprehensive travel advice and consular information for 200 different countries – straight to your phone.
The user can choose a country which they are travelling to or thinking of visiting, to get any significant security updates from the Department instantly via push notifications.
All content, once downloaded, is available offline including key emergency contact details, without the need for a data connection abroad and without incurring roaming charges.
Any citizen travelling to a higher risk destination can register with the nearest Embassy using the app. Registering means that in the event of an unforeseen crisis such as a natural disaster or civil unrest, the Department can proactively contact the citizen, ensure they are safe, update them on developments and provide assistance as necessary.
To download the free TravelWise app visit the App Store or Google Play.