Visas and Health in Ireland
Want to spend your holiday in Ireland? Are you planning an expatriation project in Ireland? Whatever the reason you choose to go there, consider taking out travel insurance or expat health insurance for you and your family. This will avoid possible financial, health, and legal complications in the event of an unannounced accident. We advise you to favour contracts whose guarantees cover repatriation, hospital costs, civil liability and other emergency medical expenses.
- Political regime: Republic
- Capital: Dublin
- Area: 78,866 sq km
- Population: 4.8 million
- Languages spoken: English, Gaelic
- Currency: euro
For EU nationals, a simple ID card is now sufficient. Nationals of the European community benefit from free movement. Any foreigner wishing to stay more than 3 months in Ireland is required to apply for a residence permit from the city office of his place of residence. No work visa required.
French Embassy in Dublin
36 Ailesbury road – Ballsbridge – Dublin 4
Tel: (353) 1 277 5000
Irish Embassy in Paris
4 Rude Street – 75116 Paris
Fax: 01.44.17.67.60/ (consular:01.44.17.67.50)
Vaccines and safety in Ireland
Vaccines and local diseases
No vaccine is required for visitors. The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) certifies your rights to health insurance in Europe. During a temporary stay in a Member State of the European Union, it allows you to benefit from the medically necessary care. It is recommended that you take out additional insurance.
Security in Ireland
Ireland is a safe country but tourists can be victims of theft, especially in tourist areas. Flights occur mainly in pubs, cybercafés, buses, airport shuttles, hostels, in the parking lots of tourist attractions and on public roads. You should remain vigilant and monitor your belongings. In addition, before you leave, consider visiting the travel advice section of the France Diplomatie website.
Health insurance and repatriation in Ireland
Why take international health insurance when travelling or residing in Ireland? Simply because health spending quickly reaches very high amounts abroad. In addition, the repatriation guarantee is an essential criterion. In the event of a serious accident it is sometimes necessary to carry out a medicalized repatriation to the nearest medical centre or to the country of residence. Depending on where you are at the time of the accident, and depending on the medical prognosis, it may be necessary to Charter a helicopter or a medicalized aircraft.
Mondassur supports you in your choice of international health insurance by helping you compare the different offers on the market. Depending on your profile, we will be able to offer you different travel,international student and expatriate insurance packages.