Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Questions (64)

Noel Rock

Question:

64. Deputy Noel Rock asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of Irish citizens that travel to cities not directly served by airports here; and the number of Irish citizens travelling to the ten most popular cities not served directly by Irish airports. [25787/18]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

The Department of Foreign Affairs provides travel advice for around 200 countries on its website at www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice and also through our free-to-download SmartPhone App TravelWise and via our social media presence. The information provided is continuously reviewed and updated to ensure that it is as accurate and relevant as possible. The travel advice is developed based on assessments and reports from our Embassy and Consulate network, and material available from host countries and local authorities and agencies. My Department also liaises with other countries including EU Member States and other relevant third country sources, with the objective of ensuring that Irish citizens are able to make informed decisions regarding their travel plans. My Department does not collect data on the destinations visited by Irish citizens travelling abroad from airports in Ireland.

I encourage all citizens, when planning to travel abroad, to pay close attention to updates to my Department’s travel advice on our website and the TravelWise app, check their passports are in date and arrange comprehensive travel insurance before they depart.