Single trip covers you one trip from the time you leave Ireland until you return including travelling to multiple countries.

Annual multi-trip covers you for an unlimited number of trips for a specified duration within one year.

Backpacker will cover you for between 3 and 24 months and include travel to multiple destinations. This cover is also known as ‘long stay’ or ‘extended stay’.

Single Trip

Policies will normally exclude cover if you are travelling to an area or country where the Department of Foreign Affairs has advised against travel. For advice on countries not to travel to and for more information prior to travel, visit


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New Zealand

Annual multi-trip: cover will commence on the specified start date. If you choose to include cancellation cover, it will begin on the policy start date you have selected and not the date you buy your insurance.

Single trip and backpacker: cover will commence on the day you incept the insurance if you choose to include cancellation cover.

Who is covered?

Individual: this is to cover Individual travellers travelling alone or together.

Couple: this will usually cover 2 adults residing at the same address.

Family: usually two adults and a specified number children under the age of 18 who live at the same address. This also includes single parent families.

Definitions may vary from insurer.


Winter sports: an additional cover required if you are going on a trip that will involve you skiing or snowboarding etc. This may also include cover for off-piste skiing and for your equipment.

Cruise cover: these policies include cover for cruises and may include extras such as missed port departure and cabin confinement.

Business Trip: these policies are tailored for the business traveler and may include additional cover for mobile phones, laptops or other items used in support of your business.

Always read the policy wording carefully as it may include specific conditions and exclusions. Please ensure that your insurance provider will cover you for all destinations on your cruise.

Winter Sports
Business trip

Private Heath Insurance

Insurers will usually offer a discount and cover some pre-existing conditions automatically if all the insured persons hold an eligible Private Health Insurance policy that covers in-patient medical treatment abroad of at least €55,000 per person per claim. The policies will usually re-quire you to claim from your PHI provider in the first instance if you receive medical treatment abroad with the Travel Insurance benefits offering a top up if you exceed the limit of your PHI.

Please refer to the insurer’s policy documents for full terms and conditions.

What is a medical condition?

An illness or injury for which you have taken medication or been given treatment.

This also includes conditions from which you have suffered symptoms, but not yet had a diagnosis and ongoing medical conditions. Policies may exclude any claims relating to being on a waiting list to receive a diagnosis or treatment or a terminal illness. This may also extend to non-travelling family members.


This policy is only available to you if you have been permanently resident in Ireland for the past six months.

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