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Ireland Travel Health Advice

There are no special health requirements for visitors. A European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) should be obtained before departing for Ireland. After Brexit, the Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) replaced the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) for UK citizens. The GHIC allows UK citizens access to state healthcare during visits to the EU. The GHIC is not valid in Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland, nor is it an alternative to travel insurance. 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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