There is no shortage of Canadians with deep Irish roots. For this reason alone, many Canadians travel to Ireland each year to visit family, and there are just as many people who visit Ireland as part of their trip to the UK and the rest of Europe.
Whether you are making the trip across the pond for a golf adventure with friends, to visit family, to hit up local Irish pubs or the world-famous Guinness brewery in Dublin, it’s important that you have reliable travel insurance when you’re in Ireland. With Blue Cross, you can travel worry-free and enjoy your stay.
Travel Tips for Ireland
Canadians travelling to Ireland are required to have a valid Canadian passport. Your passport must be valid for the length of your stay in the country. You may also be required to show proof of sufficient funds and a return ticket upon entry. Student visas are not required; however, tourist and business visas are required for visits longer than 90 days. Work permits are required.
If you are planning on driving, it is recommended you get an international driving permit. Traffic drives on the left side of the road, and the legal drinking age is 18. The accepted currency is the euro, as well as traveller’s cheques and credit cards.
With the summer being the peak tourist season, you may prefer to visit during the spring or fall. Accommodations and airfare are cheaper, and the average temperature is a comfortable 10 to 15°C.
It is recommended that you exercise normal safety precautions, especially in popular tourist areas, as pickpocketing and passport theft happens occasionally. There has also been an increase in the occurrence of ATM and credit card scams.
Before you depart, remember to get travel insurance for Ireland to ensure you are covered in case you experience travel delays or other issues.
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Blue Cross travel insurance solutions for all travellers
Blue Cross offers numerous options for travel insurance for Ireland. Each travel insurance package is designed to provide you with the coverage you need based on your specific travel needs and the details of your trip. Our travel insurance rates are affordable without compromising the quality of insurance for emergency medical care, lost baggage, trip interruption and many other travel-related issues.
Travel insurance for Ireland
Blue Cross can accommodate all lengths and types of trips. Whether you are planning a vacation, a business trip or are going to school in Ireland, we have the perfect travel insurance policy to meet your needs.
|Population (2012):||4,586,897||34,754,312 (2012)|
|Official language(s):||English, Irish|
|Diesel (2012):||1.98||1.23 (2012)|
|Gasoline (2013):||2.06||1.23 (2013)|