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Why get travel insurance?

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Why travel insurance?

Planning the perfect holiday? Well then you will need travel insurance in Ireland to provide you with financial protection in case of travel related emergencies or accidents. The right travel insurance policy can cover you for delayed or cancelled flights, cancelled accomodation, or medical treatment, all of which can be very expensive abroad. After coronavirus we all know just how important having the right cover can be. So whether you are heading off on your honeymoon, planning a family holiday, travelling for business or just going for a short weekend break, Paddy Compare can help.

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What does travel insurance cover?

The type of travel insurance cover you need will be unique to your personal needs and what your travel plans are. With so many different types of travel insurance it is important to shop around and compare prices. A typical travel insurance policy will protect you against the following: medical emergencies; sickness or death; trip cancellation; airline delays; lost baggage; and personal liability. It is very important to firstly ensure that the policy cover travel to your destination. Some policies restrict travel to within Europe, whole others provide worldwide cover. After the coronavirus pandemic, travel insurance has proven more important than ever and it is critical now to ensuring your holidays are protected.

How often do you plan to travel?

Before you take out travel insurance, you should ask yourself, how often are you planning to travel? The answer to that question will help you decide which of the following is the most suitable: Single trip- this type of insurance will cover you for a one-off holiday or trip and will need renewed every time you travel but is the ideal choice if you are planning on going on just the one trip, for any length of time for up to a year, anywhere in the world. An annual multi trip policy will cover you for all trips during the year and is well-suited to the regular travellers. A Backpackers policy is available to protect you for longer periods of up to 18 months and across multiple countries.

How much does travel insurance cost?

You can get travel insurance in Ireland from as little as €6 for a single trip policy. The cost of travel insurance is entirely dependant on the type of cover you opt for and how long the policy covers you for. If you are planning on making two or more trips during the year, you could save money by taking out an annual policy. If you are planning on travelling with your children, it may be cheaper to purchase a family travel insurance policy. Over 50s travel insurance can be difficult and costly to find as elderly people are more likely to claim on their insurance. Also Pre-existing medical conditions can be covered but you must be upfront with our partner brokers and advise them if you have had any previous medical conditions.

What travel insurances extras can I get?

Travel insurance policy extras include: golf insurance can be added if you are taking your golf clubs for a golfing trip; water sports cover can be added for specialist equipment and scuba gear and medical treatment if needed; winter sports cover can be added if you are planning a skiing holiday and also include medical treatment; gadget cover to protect any tech or computer equipment that you take with you on your holiday; passport cover in order to protect your documents; and natural disasters cover should your holiday be disrupted you could be compensated. Many extras are available and it is important to discuss the details in full with one of our partner brokers.

Why Paddy Compare for travel insurance in Ireland?

Travel insurance in Ireland is easy with Paddy Compare. Simply complete our short travel insurance quote form and speak to our trusted travel insurance partner today. The broker will contact you with tailored travel insurance quotes to meet your travelling needs. So try Paddy Compare, get covered and enjoy your holiday to the full.

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What are the different types of travel insurance?

Every policy is different and tailored to your holiday needs, speak to our advisers and get the right travel insurance cover today.

Single trip Insurance

With a single trip travel insurance policy you can get cover for a one-off holiday typically up to 120 days.

Annual multi-trip insurance

If you are planning multiple holidays in one year, then you could save with an annual multi-trip insurance policy.

Backpackers insurance

Planning a backpacker holiday, this policy will support continuous travel over a long period of time and usually includes emergency assistance.

Family holiday insurance

Taking your family abroad, then a family travel insurance could be the one for you.

Long stay insurance

Long stay insurance provides cover if you plan to go away for more than 3 months at a time.

Winter sports insurance

Winter sports can be dangerous and involve you taking expensive equipment, and so cover is essential.

  • I have a medical condition, can I get travel insurance?

    Yes you will still be able to get cover, however you may not be able to get cover for some existing illness or medical conditions. You should ensure to discuss any conditions with one of our partner brokers and read the small print on any policy documents.

  • What is meant by a pre-existing condition?

    A pre-existing medical condition relates to injury, sickness or illness that you knew about before you purchased the policy. It is important to disclose such conditions during discusions with one of our partner advisers, as you may not be covered in the event of a claim.

  • What COVID-19 related events are covered?

    COVID has impact all of our lives over the last 24 months, and as thing return to relative normality, COVID-19 is now considered as a foreseen event. You will have to discuss the details with one of our partner brokers, but some policies will cover certain COVID-19 related events such as trip cancellation if the insured tests positive for COVID-19, and for medical expenses if diagnosed with COVID-19 and that results in your trip being cut short. Many other COVID-19 related claims are excluded.

  • What details do I need to get a travel quote?

    You will need to have the details of your holiday to hand, the dates of departure and return and if going for a multi-trip policy you may need to provide details of your plans for the rest of the year. You will also need to provide your contact details in order that our partner travel insurance brokers will contact you with quotes.