Travel Insurance for the Republic of Ireland

  • Full access to HealthHero - a 24/7 GP via telephone and video based in the UK
  • Up to £10m Emergency Medical expenses covered
  • Personal liability covered over £1m on all policies
  • Over 23,000 UK travellers covered in 2022 for journeys across the globe

Republic of Ireland Flag
Republic of Ireland Flag

The Republic of Ireland is the UK's neighbour along with Scotland, as it shares a land border with Northern Ireland and can be visited easily by a 1 hour 15 minute flight from London or ferries from Holyhead and Fishguard in Wales. Being it is so close, over 3 million visitors from the UK head to Ireland each year.

The capital, Dublin, is home to the Guinness brewery, it has become one of Ireland's biggest tourist attractions and a must do for anyone who is a fan of the black stuff. In fact the UK drinks more Guinness than any other country.

Dublin is more than alcohol however, Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin Castle and Trinity College all offer a fascinating insight into Irish history.

Venturing outside of the capital and you will start to see why Ireland is known as the Emerald Isle. The lush green countryside and rolling hills are a real signature of the country. It is the perfect country for hiking, the East of Ireland is home to Glendalough, Sally Gap, Newgrange and the Hill of Tara all of which offer picturesque Irish countryside coupled with educating visitors about the Kings of Ireland and the religious history that makes up the country.

North West and West Ireland provides a more rugged landscape including Errigal Mountain, the lakes and glens of County Leitrim, The Cliffs of Moher in County Clare and the Slieve League Cliffs in County Donegal.

Finally don't forget to kiss the Blarney Stone whilst you're visiting, it is said to give those that do the gift of eloquence and persuasiveness. Meaning you'll have no trouble convincing yourself or your travel partner to book more holidays when you return!

If you are planning a trip to Ireland, remember that before you set off to The Emerald Isle get your travel insurance policy to cover you for any unforeseen problems that you may encounter during your trip. Our Ireland travel insurance offers a range of cover options to help you enjoy your trip without worry.

Below is some more information about our products, for which Terms and Conditions apply. Please visit the policy information hub for full details on travel insurance for Ireland from the UK.

Travel Insurance to Ireland
Travel Insurance to Ireland

Of the 3 million UK tourists to Ireland each year, the vast majority have a trouble free visit. But travel insurance is there to protect you in case things go wrong. A travel insurance policy covers things like flight or ferry delays, lost or stolen possessions or any medical assistance that you require whilst you're away.

The Republic of Ireland is within the European Union so in order to get the same medical care as you enjoy in the UK you will need to carry a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC). This won't provide any cover from private care or medical repatriation to the UK, which is where travel insurance cover could help.


Our Single Trip, Annual and Backpacker policies can help keep you protected when you’re heading to Ireland for your trip.

Across our Single Trip and Annual policies, you can choose from our Bronze, Silver or Gold levels of cover. Depending on the level of cover you choose, you’ll be protected for: 

  • Cancelling or curtailing your trip
  • Delayed personal possessions
  • Lost, stolen or damaged personal possessions*
  • Loss of personal money*
  • Emergency medical and associated expenses
  • Loss of passport*
  • Personal accident cover
  • Missed departures
  • Delayed departures
  • Personal liability
  • Legal expenses
  • End supplier-failure**

*Not available with Bronze level cover.

**Only available with Gold level cover.

Our Single Trip travel insurance provides you with cover if you’re heading to Ireland for a maximum of 180 days.
With so much to see and do in Ireland and it being so close to the UK, repeat trips are common. If you are planning more than one trip in the same year then our Annual travel insurance could be right for you.
Ireland is a favourite destination for backpackers. There are plenty of good standard hostels spread across the country making it the perfect place for a few weeks living the backpacker life. If you’re planning your tour of Ireland, then our Backpacker insurance is suitable for most travellers.
If you’re taking the whole family on a break to Ireland, you can place everyone on the same policy with our Family travel insurance for Ireland.
Travelling to Ireland in a group? Our group travel insurance can provide cover for you and your travelling companions. This can cover groups of friends as well as family going on holiday together.
Travel is the best way of seeing the world. With our worldwide travel insurance, you’re covered from the Guinness Brewery in Dublin to the Istanbul Bazaars and everywhere in between.
If you’re planning a business trip to Ireland, you can take Allianz Assistance with you. Our cover is designed with professionals in mind, and you can cover the whole team on one policy.
Understanding our claims process

You'll need your policy number to submit your claim to us. This is available in your certificate of insurance which is sent to you when you take out cover. 

It's a good idea to take your policy information with you on your trip so you can provide us with all the necessary details in order for us to help.


Once we receive your claim, it'll be assessed by our experienced team. 

To speed up the assessment of your claim please make sure to include all applicable information and evidence such as receipts, booking confirmations, hotel reservations and crime reference numbers. If you fail to provide all the necessary information this will cause a delay in processing your claim. 

Once our team has assessed your claim we'll be in touch with you via your preferred contact method to confirm the outcome and inform you of any next steps.



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