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Ireland Travel Health Advice

There are no special health requirements for visitors to Ireland. Health insurance is advisable unless travellers are visiting from the UK or other EU countries, most of which have reciprocal agreements with Ireland. A European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) should be obtained before departing for Ireland. Medical facilities are good and medicines are widely available; payment for treatment is usually required in cash. If travellers require specific medication, it is always advised that they bring it with them. Travellers should make sure to carry all medications in their original containers, clearly labeled. They should also have a signed, dated letter from their doctor describing all medical conditions and listing all prescribed medications, including generic names.


View information on diseases:

Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Swine flu

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A recent Multimedia graduate from Dublin City University, Charlie is proud of his country and enjoys exploring and promoting it. Charlie works for CARHIRE, a car rental company in Ireland with 14 nationwide locations.

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