Ireland is waiving visa restrictions for all Ukrainians immediately.
Justice Minister Helen McEntee has announced the immediate lifting of visa requirements between Ukraine and Ireland.
The Department of Justice says the Statutory Instrument will remove the visa requirement for Ukraine nationals as an emergency measure.
It says: "People who are considering leaving Ukraine and travelling to Ireland may for the coming period do so without a visa if they judge it safe to travel.
"Those who travel to Ireland without a visa during this period will then have 90 days after arrival to regularise their position.
"This position will be kept under ongoing review with the impact monitored closely."
I am appalled by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. We stand with the Ukrainian people and we will play our part in assisting them in their time of need.
That’s why I am immediately lifting visa requirements between Ukraine and Ireland. This will apply to all Ukrainians.
— Helen McEntee TD (@HMcEntee) February 25, 2022
Minister McEntee says she is "appalled" by the Russian invasion, adding: "We stand in solidarity with Ukraine and its people and will, working with our partners in the European Union, play our part in assisting them in their time of need.
"That is why I am immediately lifting visa requirements between Ukraine and Ireland."
She explains: "This will apply to all Ukrainians who want to travel to Ireland.
"It will assist Irish citizens and their families in Ukraine, as well as the families of members of the Ukrainian community here in Ireland who may want to leave Ukraine."
She says the Government will also work on any further EU-wide measures that might assist those fleeing Ukraine.
The measure will be kept under review.