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Dublin travel insurance

Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland, is situated on Ireland's east coast. Dublin is a fantastic city break for both literary artefacts and cultural wonders, and being only a few hours from Britain, there could be no easier place for a short break. Whether you're keen to explore the iconic 18th century buildings of Trinity College and the history Book of Kells, or enjoy the Irish Museum of Modern Art, it's clear that Dublin offers sites you and the whole family can enjoy. While you might think you won't need travel insurance for Dublin, the ROI (Republic of Ireland) is in fact in Europe, so you will need a comprehensive and reliable European travel insurance policy before you start your adventure to ensure you are covered against unforeseeable and insurable circumstances during your holiday. With a Holiday Extras travel insurance packages we have three cover levels to choose from so you can create a tailor-made policy that is perfect for you, your wallet and Dublin!

Compare travel insurance for your Dublin holiday

View our table below to compare the level of Dublin travel insurance provided for either a one off holiday or for an annual policy which will cover multiple European adventures! Let's help you choose the best cover for you, and suitable for your next holiday to one of Ireland's most beautiful cities!

Dublin travel insurance with medical conditions cover

If you, or another person travelling on your policy, have a pre-existing medical condition then you can book a holiday insurance policy with your medical conditions covered. We want you to know that at Holiday Extras we consider all medical conditions and offer cover for the majority of pre-existing conditions.

We have a 24/7 online medical screening process. If you currently have a medical condition, or have previously had one, then you will need to declare your condition(s) online during this screening process.

Booking your holiday insurance cover for Dublin

Choosing the right level of cover is straightforward and making a booking with Holiday Extras is just as quick and easy. To get a quote, or book your policy online, simply click below and bear in mind the following information:

    Location: Where are you going?

    Dates: When will you be going, and for how long?

    Health: What pre-existing medical conditions have you had in the past, or present?

For a full breakdown of the policy wording then please visit our travel insurance policy documents page.

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Can I travel to Ireland without a passport?

UK citizens, or British Nationals can enter both Northern and Southern Ireland without a passport. However, you will need a form of ID as that is often checked when passing through customs.

What documents are needed to travel to Ireland?

British nationals travelling from the UK don't need a passport to visit Ireland. However, according to the UK Government website, Irish immigration officers will check the ID of all passengers arriving by air from the UK and may ask for proof of nationality, particularly if you were born outside the UK. For these reasons it's advised you do take your British passport with you.

What are the best months for weather in Ireland?

The best months for weather are between May and September as these months have the least chance of rain or adverse weather conditions. However, it may be best to avoid the peak time between July and August.

Do I need travel insurance to go to Southern Ireland?

If you are travelling to Southern Ireland then getting adequate travel insurance to cover unforeseen circumstances and events can be a great way of gaining peace of mind before your journey (and potentially save yourself a great deal of money in the long run). With Holiday Extras you can tailor your policy to your specific needs and grab additional cover for activities including several higher risk sports, if you fancy taking part in anything like that whilst you're away!

Top 5 things to do in Dublin

  1. Dublin Castle - Dublin Castle was built in 1202 and is now a tourist attraction and government complex, with important research at its heart such as the current Viking excavation.
  2. Kilmainham Gaol - Now fully restored, the Gaol has a sordid past infamous for its cruel treatment of inmates after the 1916 rebellion to British rule and is perfect for finding out about Ireland's history.
  3. Guinness Storehouse - The most visited attraction in the country, the Storehouse allows you to explore Guinness's lengthy history with over 9,000 items and even try the famous beer in the final rooms.
  4. Trinity College - Trinity College, one of the most famous academic colleges in the UK. It's open for visitors to explore the extensive Trinity College library.
  5. Temple Bar - Temple Bar is popular with tourists for its bustling atmosphere and a vast selection of restaurants and bars, giving tourists the ultimate nightlife experience.

Travel guide to Dublin

Check out our fun travel guide to Dublin below and see what fun awaits you - including how this old and beautiful city is much more than just the hedonistic destination for hen-dos and lads weekends away that it has been described as!

At a glance: Dublin

  • How long does it take to fly from the UK to Ireland? It's super speedy to get to Dublin, because there isn't many miles between Ireland and the UK - the flight is just over 1 hour.
  • What is the time zone in Dublin? GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) the same as the UK.
  • Which airlines fly to Dublin from the UK? There are several airlines that fly from the UK to Ireland, including the most popular airlines from London to Dublin which are British Airways and Ryanair.
  • What is the currency in Dublin? The currency in the Republic of Ireland is the Euro.
  • What language do they speak in Dublin? The two principal languages spoken in Ireland are English and Irish.
  • What is the emergency number in Dublin? The two emergency numbers in Ireland are 112 and 999. Both are free of charge to call.
  • What plug sockets are used in Dublin? Dublin uses type G power plugs and sockets, this is the same as in the UK.

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Holiday Extras Travel Insurance is sold and administered by Holiday Extras Cover Limited, registered office address: Ashford Road, Newingreen, Hythe, Kent CT21 4JF.

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Holiday Extras™ is a Trading Name of Holiday Extras Cover Limited. The insurance is underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited. Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited is a company incorporated in England and Wales with company number 13436330 and whose registered office address is 10 Fenchurch Avenue, London, United Kingdom, EC3M 5BN.

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