Spanish Civil War (Non-Intervention) Act, 1937

Restriction on the departure to Spain of nationals of certain countries.

7.—(1) The Executive Council may, from time to time as occasion requires, by order appoint the countries to which this section applies.

(2) It shall not be lawful for any person who is a national of a country which is for the time being appointed by the Executive Council as a country to which this section applies to depart or attempt to depart from Saorstát Eireann for the purpose of proceeding to Spain or to any Spanish territory or to go from any place in Saorstát Eireann to any other place in Saorstát Eireann for the purpose of so departing from Saorstát Eireann, unless such person is the holder of a passport issued to him by the proper authority of the country of which he is a national and bearing an endorsement made thereon on or after the 1st day of January, 1937, by a lawful authority of such country, declaring such passport to be valid for Spain and Spanish territory.

(3) Every person who, in contravention of this section, departs or attempts to depart from Saorstát Eireann or goes from a place in Saorstát Eireann to another place in Saorstát Eireann shall be guilty of an offence under this section.