TravelWise is a new free smartphone app from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The app includes travel advice and consular information on 200 countries, including security, local laws, entry requirements, health and emergency contacts. 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.
You can also opt to receive security alerts. Alerts will only be sent on major changes in the overall security status or in the event of a specific crisis or emergency.
You can use the app to register with the local Irish Embassy or Consulate. The Department can contact registered people during an unforeseen crisis such as a natural disaster or civil unrest in order to ensure you are safe, keep you informed of developments and provide assistance where necessary.