Type Of Cover

Single Trip : Covers you for a once off trip within your selected travel dates.

Multi Trip : Also known as annual travel insurance will cover you for multiple trips within 365 days from your selected start date. Duration of each trip may vary depending on the insurer's criteria.

Backpacker : Also known as long stay travel insurance will cover you for a once off trip, generally with a duration of up to 1 year.

Single Trip
Annual Trip
Backpacker

Destination

Destination : Territorial limits may vary depending on the insurer. Please note certain regions may not be covered due to conflict, civil or political unrest such as Algeria, Albania, Lebanon, Libya etc. Please refer to the insurer's terms and conditions for full details.

Please note no travel insurance cover will be provided where, prior to your trip commencing, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade have advised against all, but essential travel.

Europe
Worldwide
(excl. USA & Canada)
Worldwide
(incl. USA & Canada)
Australia & New Zealand

Duration

Your cover start date should start today unless:

- you have an existing policy that covers you until the cover start date you choose.

- you have yet to book a trip and will only do so on or after the cover start date you choose.

Your cover including cancellation protection ONLY begins from the cover start date you choose. If you choose to start cover today, then your cover begins the moment the insurer confirms your online application back to you.

Trip Start
Trip End

Who's Travelling

Individual : This option covers an individual travelling alone or as part of a group.

Couple : Two adults aged 18 or over who are in a relationship and who have been residing at the same address for a minimum of 6 months.

Family : Two adults or single parent families with children living at home under 18 years old. Please note the first traveller in a family must be an adult. A maximum of two adults can travel under a family policy. There is generally a limit on the number of children per family. Please add the date of birth of all family members to be included in this policy.

Groups : This option covers individuals travelling together under a single policy.


Criteria may vary depending on the insurer.

Individual
Couple
Family
Group
Date of Birth

Extras

Winter Sports : Additional cover for winter related sporting activities such as snowboarding or skiing.

Business : Additional cover for individuals taking a business trip.

Cruise : Additional cover for individuals taking a cruise.

Criteria, limits and benefits for winter sports, business and cruise cover may vary depending on the insurer.

Winter Sports
Business trip
Cruise

Private Health Insurance

The following criteria applies to all individuals named on the policy. If you have an eligible health insurance policy with inpatient medical treatment abroad of at least €55,000 with Irish Life Health, Laya Healthcare or VHI you may be able to avail of a discount.

Please note; it is your responsibility to make sure that your private health insurance (PHI) covers overseas medical treatment. Check the details on your PHI documentation carefully prior to ticking the box below.

Assumptions

The following assumptions apply to all individuals named on the policy:

  • You are a permanent resident in the Republic of Ireland and have been for at least 6 months.
  • Your trip has not yet started.
  • Your trip must start and end in the Republic of Ireland.
  • You are unaware of any circumstances where your trip may be cut short or cancelled.
  • You are not travelling against medical advice.
  • You are registered with a general practitioner in the Republic of Ireland.
  • You will notify the insurer if you have or have had a pre-existing medical condition*. Please note if a medical condition is not disclosed to the insurer this may affect certain claims for medical treatment or may invalidate the policy.
    * A pre-existing medical condition is any personal illness, disease or injury that was known and existed prior to the purchase of the travel insurance policy. This includes any condition where you are awaiting tests, investigation, surgery or a condition for which you are or were taking prescribed medication within the last two years.

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Compare Travel Insurance Ireland

We understand that your time is precious and what you need is a quick and simple way to find cheap travel insurance. Discovering great deals is easy with Compare Insurance Ireland, your search for affordable holiday insurance is just a few clicks away. We offer a full range of travel insurance products including, single trip, annual multi-trip, backpacker and winter sports cover. Compare comprehensive travel policies for the best quotes and buy online!

If you are planning a once off holiday we have a large selection of single trip policies to choose from, alternatively if you are lucky enough to be taking more than one trip this year it may be cheaper to purchase an annual multi-trip travel insurance policy which will cover you for multiple trips within a 365 day period. We recommend that you read the terms and conditions carefully.

We review travel benefits and quotes from some of the leading insurance providers, these include: Columbus Direct, Worldwide Internet Insurance Services Ltd T/A CoverForYou, Mapfre Assistance Agency, Insure & Go Ireland, Blue Insurance Limited T/A Multi-Trip and Just Cover Ltd. We are an independent holiday insurance comparison website.

Cheap Travel Insurance

Whether you are going abroad for leisure or business, travel insurance will offer you peace of mind and safeguard you and your family against flight delays, cancellations and loss of baggage. It will also cover those less predictable risks such as breaking a leg, suffering a heart attack or a stroke. All of which will leave you in a foreign hospital with an expensive medical bill.

Some customers take out the first policy offered to them, typically by the airline, ferry company or travel agency, however this may not be the best insurance. The following benefits are typically covered by most insurer’s, however we would recommend that you go through the policy wording and schedule of benefits carefully.

  • Trip cancellation
  • Missed departure
  • Delayed departure
  • Loss of baggage
  • Medical expenses
  • Personal liability

Useful Holiday Insurance Tips!

Never purchase the first policy offered to you, shop around and consider the following:

  • It is generally cheaper to buy annual multi trip travel insurance rather than a single trip travel insurance policy if you are planning to take more than one trip per year.
  • It may be cheaper to purchase your policy online rather than over the phone.
  • Insurance companies will generally charge a fee for posting the policy information, ask them to email you the documentation instead and save money.
  • If you have a private health insurance policy with cover for medical insurance abroad you might be able to avail of a discount.
  • If you are a backpacker there is a specific long stay insurance policy available.

These are some points to consider if you have to make a claim:

  • Do not leave it too late to submit a claim, especially for medical expenses.
  • Make sure you keep a record of receipts, police statements and reports to support your claim.
  • Make sure you complete all parts of the claim form to avoid delays.
  • If you have failed to inform the insurance company about a pre-existing illness and then try to submit a claim due to the medical condition, it could be declined.
  • Contact the insurance company as soon as you realise something has gone wrong, rather than leaving it until you get back home. The insurance company will be able advise you on any local procedures, for example extra documentation you may require while still abroad that will help support your claim.

Finally thank you for visiting our cheap travel insurance comparison website, we hope you found our website informative and easy to use, enjoy your trip. Don’t forget to check out our car insurance and home insurance deals for the cheapest quotes!