Written answers

Wednesday, 2 March 2022

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Foreign Conflicts

Photo of Seán HaugheySeán Haughey (Dublin Bay North, Fianna Fail)
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108. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will put practical measures in place to facilitate Ukrainian citizens who are related to Irish citizens, including grandparents, to take-up residence in Ireland for the duration of the current hostilities; if they can be assisted in physically exiting Ukraine; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12038/22]

Photo of Simon CoveneySimon Coveney (Cork South Central, Fine Gael)
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I am pleased that my colleague the Minister for Justice announced on 25 February the lifting of visa requirements for Ukrainian nationals travelling to Ireland in the current context. This became effective immediately and Ukrainian nationals who are considering leaving Ukraine to travel to Ireland can do so without a visa, if they judge it safe to travel.

My Department meanwhile continues to provide consular assistance to Irish citizens currently in Ukraine. The situation on the ground remains, of course, very difficult. Ireland is continuing to co-ordinate with our EU partners and others on issues relating to exit routes from Ukraine. Updated travel advice is available at www.dfa.ie/travel for Ukraine, as well as for neighbouring countries that people may be planning to travel to or through.


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