DFA update on consular situation in Ukraine
Press release24 February 2022
The Department of Foreign Affairs is closely monitoring the situation in Ukraine together with our EU and other international partners. We are advising all Irish citizens currently in Ukraine to shelter in a secure place, given the security situation there. However, citizens should consider leaving Ukraine if they judge it safe to do so, depending on their location and prevailing circumstances.
Ukrainian airspace has been closed. It is likely that overland routes out of Ukraine will be severely disrupted. The road network and border crossings may face backlogs or closures at short notice. The Department’s travel advice at www.dfa.ie/travel has information for neighbouring countries that people may be planning to travel to, or through.
The Department will issue regular updates on the @dfatirl twitter account as the situation develops. Information is also available at www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/ukraine/
Any Irish citizen requiring emergency consular assistance should contact a dedicated telephone line, 01-6131700, which has now been set up at the Department of Foreign Affairs.
The Department of Foreign Affairs remains in direct and ongoing contact with Irish citizens in Ukraine who have registered at www.dfa.ie/travel/citizens-registration .The current number of registered Irish citizens in Ukraine is 70. The Department is also remaining in direct contact with the families who have a surrogacy arrangement in Ukraine.
The safety and security of Irish citizens and their dependents in Ukraine is our priority.
24 February 2022