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Do you Need Travel Insurance for Ireland?

Regardless of age or pre-existing medical conditions, we provide comprehensive travel cover to enjoy the natural wonders and historic beauty of Ireland. We understand that during these times of uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, now more than ever it is important for you to have clarity as well as security in your travels.

Remember that travel insurance is vital to prevent any unexpected medical bills while away.

We can offer you comprehensive cover in the exact same way as we always could to destinations that have no restrictions in place. Check the FCDO travel advice for Ireland for current restrictions and advice if you are planning to travel there.

Comprehensive Travel Insurance for Ireland

Travel insurance is an essential part of any holiday planning to Ireland as it can help you with financial assistance for emergency medical bills, loss of luggage and passport, cancellation due to medical circumstances and a lot more to suit your needs. You may need to be repatriated back to the UK. It’s important that you have cover that you can rely on when you need it most.

We want you to enjoy this beautiful landscape and indulge in the culture and character of Ireland with the peace of mind that you’re covered for up to £15million worth of unexpected medical bills including all repatriation, cancellation due to medical conditions and even including enhanced cover for COVID-19.

Should the unexpected happen while you’re away and you require medical attention then let us take the added worry of financial concern from you and allow you to concentrate on the most important thing – you!

What would you like your travel insurance to Ireland to include?

You want to ensure that your travel insurance suits your needs!

Look for a policy that covers you for:

  • A safe amount of medical expense cover to ensure all medical and associated costs are covered. £15 million from our Gold+ policy is more than enough to give you peace of mind.
  • A policy with repatriation costs included!
  • A policy with cover for cancellation should medical circumstances prevent you from travelling, and not just you – we also cover you if a close family member becomes ill and you need to cancel your holiday!
  • Cover for your baggage and possessions if they are lost, damaged or stolen – including passport protection.

Call one of our agents now to see how we can get you covered!

Will my EHIC card cover me?

The EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) will only be valid until 31 December 2020 so now more than ever British citizens travelling within the EU and beyond need to ensure that their needs are covered.

Please go to our Brexit Travel Insurance for more information on what cover you should get or call one of our experts now.

We want to help you enjoy the delights of historical Ireland with peace of mind and security!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will your EHIC card cover you?

The EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) will only be valid in its current format until 31 December 2020 so now more than ever British citizens travelling within the EU and beyond need to ensure that their needs are covered with comprehensive travel insurance.

Please go to our Brexit Travel Insurance for more information on what cover you should get or call one of our experts now.

Will you be treated by the NHS in Ireland?

When travelling in Ireland, as a British citizen you will not receive paid medical expenses by the NHS. That’s why it’s important that you have cover in place before you travel.

What About Travel Restrictions?

During these times it is essential to get the correct information about travelling guidelines to your destination. If your travel is prohibited by FCDO restrictions then it is essential to know the Terms & Conditions supplied by your travel provider.

Ireland is outside of the UK so you might be charged for medical expenses when travelling.

Benefits of AllClear Cover

Gold Gold Plus Platinum
Emergency medical expenses and Repatriation costs Up to £10m Up to £15m Up to £15m
Cancellation* and Curtailment Up to £2k Up to £15k Up to £25k
Extended cover 30 days FREE 30 days FREE 30 days FREE
Friend or relative to travel from your home area to stay with you if you fall ill with Covid-19 Up to £2k Up to £2k Up to £2k
Travel Delay Up to £100 Up to £350 Up to £500
Recuperation stay
Cost of return flight due to COVID-19
Personal Belongings Up to £2k Up to £2.5k Up to £3k
Personal liability Up to £2m Up to £2m Up to £2m
Legal protection cover Up to £50k Up to £50k Up to £100k
* If you buy a policy which includes cancellation cover
All these figures are per person and per trip

Will you be covered if you’re travelling during the COVID-19 pandemic?

There are three things to check so that you can make sure you're covered:

  • You must be fit to travel
  • The FCDO must NOT have advised against travel to your destination - check the FCDO travel advice
  • You must follow the local government advice for your destination, checking and following their guidelines and entry requirements

You can then be covered for emergency medical expenses and cancellation for a positive diagnosis of COVID-19, with AllClear travel insurance with enhanced Coronavirus cover. Existing policyholders should read our Frequently Asked Questions if your trip is affected by Covid-19.

[1] Based on Trustpilot reviews of all companies in the Travel Insurance Company category that have over 25,000 reviews as of May 2021.