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DUBLIN, Ireland – Irish soccer fans who are headed to France have been urged by the Department of Foreign Affairs to download its new app that issues security updates.
With France and Europe in general being prone to terror alerts and warnings being issued ahead of the Euro 2016 games, Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs announced its new travel app that would warn users about security issues, if any.
TravelWise, the free app was reportedly developed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and will be available for smartphone users on iOS and Android.
Reports mentioned that the app would provide instant access to DFA’s global network of 80 embassies and consulates.
Charlie Flanagan, Minister of Foreign Affairs & Trade launched the app and said, “TravelWise will help Irish people travelling abroad to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas. All fans heading to Euro 2016 in France can download the App and “favourite” France, to get France-related security updates direct to their phone. Mothers and fathers back in Ireland can do the same. The app has user-friendly travel advice and consular information for 200 countries worldwide.”
The app is also said to contain some offline information like emergency contacts, entry requirement, legal and health information.