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Visiting Ireland
« on: 25 April 2017, 12:36:21 pm »
Is it advisable to take out travel insurance for a five day motorcycle trip to Ireland, both North and Republic, like I do when going to France etc.
Obviously I will still have my European health insurance card which replaced the old E111.
Just wondering what others do.

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Re: Visiting Ireland
« Reply #1 on: 25 April 2017, 02:28:43 pm »
I come from N Ireland and you certainly will get free health care there as a UK citizen , the european health card should cover you for emergency treatment. Personally I think travel insurance with in the EU is a con job. Only use it has is for medivac back to the UK and I bet then they will try and wriggle out of it.
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Re: Visiting Ireland
« Reply #2 on: 25 April 2017, 06:33:07 pm »
Treat everything in life the way a dog would- if you can't eat it or foc it, forget it.

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Re: Visiting Ireland
« Reply #3 on: 25 April 2017, 11:09:18 pm »
My stepson is British living in Southern Ireland. He pays €50 to see the GP. There are exemptions for some categories, but I think you are likely to have to pay, and also for A&E.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Healthcare_in_the_Republic_of_Ireland


Whether your EHIC will let you recover the fees I'm not sure. Usually the EHIC only allows you the same treatment/costs as a national.

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Re: Visiting Ireland
« Reply #4 on: 26 April 2017, 08:28:14 am »
Thanks guys for your interesting responses.

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Re: Visiting Ireland
« Reply #5 on: 26 April 2017, 02:28:20 pm »
take plenty of cash, you'll need it.

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Re: Visiting Ireland
« Reply #6 on: 26 April 2017, 05:32:03 pm »
Take out travel insurance.
You do not want to be in the trust of our Health care using the EU Card

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Re: Visiting Ireland
« Reply #7 on: 26 April 2017, 06:52:00 pm »
take plenty of cash, you'll need it.
I was told the Irish were all very hospitable folk so didn't think I would need much cash  :rolleyes


For piece of mind and for what it costs I will probably get travel insurance and hope I don't need to use it.