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Ireland Travel Insurance

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    Travel Insurance for Ireland

    From the most impressive and breath-taking landscapes to the incredible castles and man-made structures, Northern Ireland is a country that reflects the vivid imagination of a dream travel destination. Take a break from the hustle-bustle of your city to experience the magic of this island country. Explore the stunning architectures of the Victorian Era, the structures that have stood majestically for centuries and impressed the tourists. Be a keen observer of the rich natural beauty of Ireland and indulge in the fascinating festivals to experience the local culture.

    Seek adventures as you travel. An Ireland Travel Insurance Plan all your concerns about unforeseen medical and non-medical emergencies you might face in the country during your trip. A good insurance policy shields your travel budget from getting spent in emergency situations like lost luggage, trip delays, and even hospitalization, thereby safeguarding your travel memories.

    Is Ireland visa mandatory for Indians?

    Yes, it is mandatory for Indian passport holders to avail visa to visit Republic of Ireland. However, if you plan to visit Northern Ireland, you need to a UK Visa.  Their maximum validity of the visa is 90 days starting from the date of arrival in the country. 

    Should I buy Travel Insurance for Ireland?

    Ireland travel insurance is necessary for foreign tourists travelling to Ireland, although it is not mandatory for visa applications. However, buying a travel insurance policy may be required for specific visa categories like Working Holiday Visa, which those planning to reside and work in the country may require.

    Also, if you are travelling for further studies then availing a student travel insurance also assists you in times of crisis and save you money

    Moreover, the cost of medical treatment in Ireland is high and it is advisable to opt for the best Ireland travel insurance policy so that all medical and non-medical expenses are met with ease.

    Quick Facts about Northern Ireland

     

    Capital

    Belfast

    Official Languages

    Irish, Ulster-Scots, English

    Currency

    Pound Sterling

    Country calling code

    +44

    Modes of transportation

    Buses, Trains, and Hackney (Black Taxis)

    Time difference

    4 hours and 30 Minutes behind Indian Standard Time, and during the daylight saving, it gets 5 hours 30 minutes

    International Airports

    Belfast International Airport

     

    Quick Facts about the Republic of Ireland

     

    Capital

    Dublin

    Official Languages

    Irish, English

    Currency

    Euro

    Country calling code

    +353

    Modes of transportation

    Buses, Trains, and Bicycle

    Time difference

    4 hours and 30 Minutes behind Indian Standard Time, and during the daylight saving, it gets 5 hours 30 minutes

    International Airports

    Dublin Airport, Cork Airport, Shannon Airport


    Ireland and Northern Ireland are two separate countries. The Republic of Ireland is an independent sovereign state, while Northern Ireland has been part of the United Kingdom since 3rd May 1921.

    Benefits of Buying Travel Insurance for Ireland

    No matter what your travel purpose is, we've got you covered to make your journey joyous and stress-free. Summarizing below the benefits of opting for the best travel insurance for Ireland:

    • Comfort: Having a travel insurance cover for your Ireland trip will save you, especially senior citizens and students, from the stress of travelling.
    • Protection in Medical Emergency: The policy provides coverage to help you get immediate medical attention.
    • Compensation in case of Mishaps: The plan offers compensation to the nominee in case of uncertain death of the insured person.
    • Covers you in other Contingencies: Trip delays and loss of belongings and documentation will be taken care of under the travel plan. 
    • Multi-Trip Policy: If you are a frequent flyer, you can avail of the multi-trip travel policy.
    • Cashless Claim Settlement: You can apply for the cashless claim facility.
    • Region-specific Plans: Our region-specific customized international travel insurance plans help you to relish your trip and leave all your travel worries with us.

    What does Travel Insurance for Ireland cover?

    We offer comprehensive travel insurance policy. Below is what all we covered under Ireland travel insurance:

    • Emergency Hospitalization: In case you find yourselves in a medical emergency that requires hospitalization, the travel insurance plan for Ireland will provide you complete cover encompassing IPD and OPD expenses.
    • COVID-19 Coverage: Our travel insurance plans also cover hospitalization in a foreign country due to coronavirus.
    • Accidental Hospitalization: Get up to 100% sum insured in case of accidental hospitalization. We also cover Accidental Death/Permanent Total Disability.
    • Pre-existing disease: Ireland Travel Insurance Plan will provide sum insured for the treatment of a life-threatening condition for pre-existing diseases
    • Treatment in home country: In case you require further treatment in your home country, there is coverage for expenses for up to 30 days or up to the policy end date, whichever is earlier.
    • Medical Evacuation: Get cover during an emergency when there is a need for medical evacuation to the home country.
    • Common Carrier Accidental Death: A lump sum amount as compensation will be paid if the insured person loses his/her life while traveling in a common carrier/ public transport
    • Trip delay, cancellation, or interruption: You will get the compensation for the trip delayed, cancellation or interruption up to the sum insured and subject to policy terms and conditions.
    • Loss of passport and checked-in baggage: Get coverage for a loss of checked-in baggage or delay of checked-in baggage. In case of loss of passport, the plan offers a cover of up to USD 300/200 Euro with sub-limits.
    • Up-gradation to Business Class: For a comfortable journey, if you require an up-gradation to business class, you will receive coverage of USD 1,000 under the Ireland travel insurance policy.

    Under international travel insurance, you are also eligible for personal liability cover and coverage for the return of the minor child.

    What does Ireland Travel Insurance Plan not cover?

    It is beneficial to check the exclusions of the travel insurance policy. Some of the exclusions are given below:

    • Medical treatment taken outside the Country of Residence if that is the sole reason or one of the reasons for the journey
    • Any Treatment, which could reasonably be delay until the insured person's return to the country of residence
    • Any dental treatment or surgery unless necessitated due to an injury.
    • Circumcision unless necessary for the treatment of an illness or as may be necessitated due to an accident.
    • Treatment of any Congenital Anomaly or illness or defects or anomalies or treatment relating to congenital disabilities.
    • Hormone replacement therapy.
    • Weight management services and treatment, vitamins, and tonics related to weight control programs, services, and supplies, including treatment of obesity (including morbid obesity)

    Note: Plan features, benefits, coverage, and underwriting of claims are subject to policy terms and conditions. Please refer to the brochure, sales prospectus, and policy documents carefully.

    Travel Insurance for Ireland - Claim Process & Procedure

    Our claim process for travel insurance Ireland policy is hassle-free and straightforward. Under the claim management procedure, you need to take care of two essential things:

    • Notification of Claim
    • Documents to be Submitted

    Notification of Claim

    For claim, you should notify us immediately by calling on any of our toll-free numbers with the following details:

    • Policy Number
    • Policyholder’s Name
    • Name of the Insured Person in respect of whom the claim is being made
    • Nature of illness or injury or contingency for which claim is being made
    • Date of admission to Hospital or date of loss
    • Name and address of the attending Medical Practitioner and Hospital(if applicable)
    • Any other information, documentation, or details requested by the Company or the Assistance Service Provider

    Cashless Process

    If you want to avail of a cashless hospitalization facility, take care of the below points:

    • The cashless facility is available only at the network providers for In-Patient Care 
    • For availing of the cashless facility, kindly call our customer support team
    • You need to request the cashless facility in a prescribed format
    • We may authorize your request, and after that, you do not need to pay for the hospital bills, except for the non-medical expenses.

    Reimbursement Process

    For reimbursement, you need to send us the required documents. Our claim management team examines the documents and process your claim accordingly.

    Documents to be Submitted

    You need to submit the documents for reimbursement depends on the benefit. For hospitalization expenses below documents are required

    • Claim form(filled and signed by the insured)
    • Release of Medical Information Form
    • Original Pathological and diagnostic reports, discharge summary, indoor case papers, and a prescription issued by the treating Medical Practitioner
    • Passport and Visa copy with Entry Stamp of the Country of Visit and exit Stamp from India
    • Original bills and receipts

    For more details, please check the sales prospectus.

    Eligibility for Ireland Travel Insurance

    Check the below eligibility criteria according to the plans:

    Travel Insurance Plans Eligibility Criteria 
    Explore - International Travel Insurance The minimum entry age is one day.
    The minimum entry age of a proposer is 18 years or above.
    The maximum entry age for an adult is as specified in the plan.
    Student Explore – Student Travel Insurance The minimum entry age is 12 years. 
    The maximum entry age is 40 years.

    Please refer to the prospectus for more details on eligibility. 

    Premium for Ireland Travel Health Insurance 

    The premium amount for an international travel insurance plan for Ireland is decided on the basis of various factors such as traveler’s age, duration of the international trip, destination country and type of coverage selected.

    Types of Ireland Visas

    Foreign tourists will require a UK Visa for traveling to Northern Ireland and an Irish Visa for traveling to the Republic of Ireland. Indian and Chinese citizens can travel to the UK and Republic of Ireland on a single visa, (UK visitor visa except for visitor in transit or visitor for marriage/civil partnership) if they are visiting on the short-stay visa or visitor visa.

    Depending on the purpose of your visit, you can opt for the following types of Ireland Visas:

    • Irish Short Stay Visa: This type of visa is valid for less than 3 months. It is further classified as:
      • Tourist Visa: Those who are visiting Ireland for the purpose of tourism can apply for a Tourist Visa with a validity of 90 days.
      • Business Visa: Those who are visiting Ireland for business activities can apply for Business Visa.
      • Family/Friend Visit Visa: Those visiting the country to a friend or family member who is a resident citizen of Ireland can apply for this visa.
      • Employment visa: Those traveling to Ireland for getting short-term employment can apply for this visa.
    • Long stay visa. If you plan to stay for a longer duration in the country, apply for a long-stay visa is valid for more than 3 months.

    Indians having a valid visa under British-Irish visa scheme will not require a UK transit visa. The other categories of visas include Single Entry Visa, Multiple Entry Visa and Re-entry Visa. It should be noted that travelers should first visit the country which issued the visa.

    UK Visas: Indian and Chinese citizens can travel to Ireland and the UK using the visas as given below:

    • Visa for standard visitor categories having validity of six months for a single visit
    • Permitted Paid Engagement Visa

    Visa Procedure for Ireland

    • Step 1: Decide the type of visa you need and fill the application form with relevant details
    • Step 2: Book appointment with the visa application center to provide biometric data and documents
    • Step 3: Visit visa application center within 30 days of completing online visa application form
    • Step 4: Pay the required visa fee, as applicable
    • Current single entry visa fee: INR 5,300
    • Current multiple entry visa fee: INR 9,000
    • Current transit visa fee: INR 2,225

    The following documents are required for the visa application procedure:

    • Duly signed application summary sheet
    • Two-color passport-size photographs
    • Valid Passport containing minimum of one blank page
    • Appointment and receipt of payment confirmation of visa application
    • A signed letter of application
    • Supporting documents for the specific visa category
    • One photocopy of every original document

    Applications for visas must be submitted at the Embassy of Ireland. The visa can be either collected from the visa application center or obtained through delivery by post.

    Ireland Travel Guide

    Northern Ireland has an oceanic climate, and the ideal time to visit the country is March to May and September to November. Summers are pleasant and witness frequent rains. So, while packing, do remember to include umbrellas, shoes and water-proof accessories.

    Some cities like Belfast can be explored walking while for some you can either opt for trains, buses or rent a car.Drive on the left and distances are shown in miles, unlike in the Ireland,  they are displayed in kilometres.

    It is advisable to book your accommodation in advance during peak summertime. There are a host of restaurants to indulge in the delicious Irish cuisines. Tipping is acceptable in restaurants but not required in pubs. Sometimes, they are included in the service charges.

    Top Places To Visit In Ireland

    Ireland is the third major island in Europe. It comprises Northern Ireland which is a part of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Northern Ireland is known for hosting various sports events and for being a global center for arts, entertainment, textile production, and shipbuilding. The iconic ship, Titanic, was built in Belfast which is the capital city. The country is also one of the go-to places for stargazing. There is so much to do and explore in Ireland. So, get an Ireland travel insurance plan for perfect vacation time.

    • Giant’s Causeway: This coveted spot by tourists is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Giant’s Causeway for beautiful coast views and to hear exciting folklores linked to this area.
    • Game Of Thrones (GoT) Sites: Check out the Game Of Thrones shooting locations in Northern Ireland such as the 18th-century structure - Castle Ward in County Down, Downhill Strand in County Londonderry, Cushendun Caves and Magheramorne Quarry in County Antrim, to name a few.
    • Titanic Quarter: Located in Belfast, it is one of the prominent landmarks spanning 185 acres. It is a huge waterfront site enclosing the national museum, film studios, education facilities and much more.
    • Dunluce Castle: Delve into the medieval era and catch a glimpse of the Dunluce Castle. Nestled in County Antrim, this stunning sea-facing castle was home to the MacDonnell family.
    • Belfast City Hall: Take a tour of this community building in Donegall Square that comprises public memorials viz. the Titanic Memorial and expansive grounds.

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    FAQs on Vietnam Travel Insurance

    Q. Does my age affect the travel insurance Ireland policy cost?

    Yes, the premium of travel insurance for Ireland varies according to your age. It is so because old age has a higher vulnerability to get sick or meet with personal accidents during travelling.

    Q. What should I look for in my Ireland travel insurance policy?

    Look for medical and non-medical risks coverage. The policy should also offer benefits such as in-patient hospitalization, medical evacuation, cover for trip delay/cancellation, loss of checked-in baggage, etc.

    Q. Will the Ireland travel insurance policy help if I lose my passport?

    Yes, you will get an amount under the policy coverage for obtaining a new or duplicate copy of the passport according to the terms and conditions mentioned in the policy document.

    Q. What if I contract a severe infection during a trip?

    We cover your emergency hospitalization or treatment if you are diagnosed with an illness, or any life threatening illness during your travel. In case you require further treatment even after your return, expenses for the same will be covered up to a period of 30 days or up to policy end date, whichever is earlier.

    Q. What if I have a medical emergency during the trip and there is no hospital in the vicinity?

    We will bear your expenses incurred for transportation or medical evacuation to reach to our network hospital.

    Q. What if the aircraft I am traveling in involves in a mid-air mishap?

    Lump sum payment of sum insured is given in case of accidental death as a passenger on a common carrier/transport.

    Q. How to reach the Indian embassy in Ireland?

    You can reach Indian embassy in Ireland at 69 Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin-4, Co Dublin, Ireland. Tel: 00353-1 2604806

     

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