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Average Cost of Travel Insurance to Ireland 2018

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Planning a trip to India from the UK? You may want to consider buying travel insurance to help protect you financially against holiday mishaps like medical emergencies, cancellation cover (e.g., if you fall ill and can’t travel) and loss, theft or damage to your personal belongings (e.g., baggage).

But how much does holiday cover for a trip to India cost the average Brit? We’ve priced over 100 policies from Compare Cover for a range of traveller ages. Use this information to give you an idea of what you can expect to pay.

Average Cost of Travel Insurance to Ireland Cost: Single vs. Annual Multi-trip

A traveller in their mid-30's will pay around £10 on average for Single Trip travel insurance for a week-long trip to Ireland, providing around £2,700 for Cancellation and £1,800 for Baggage cover. The data showed a large range of prices, however, with costs anywhere from £4.65 up to £49.60. Generally speaking, the cheapest travel insurance to Ireland will offer less cover and impose a higher excess, as you can see in the following table:

Cost of One-Week, Single Trip Travel Insurance to Ireland (booked one month in advance)

PremiumEmergency MedicalCancellationBaggageExcess
Cheapest£4.65£15 Million£500£500£250
Most Expensive£49.6£10 Million£5,000£3,000£0
Average£9.6£13.4 Million£2,681£1,760£108
Average of 20 Cheapest£5.9£13.3 Million£1,108£968£176

Instead of buying a Single Trip policy, buying an Annual, Multi-trip policy might save you money in the long run. First of all, a Single trip policy only covers one trip; an Annual, Multi-trip policy covers multiple trips throughout the year. If you're planning on any other travels then an Annual policy might suit you better. Second, the cost of Single Trip cover is dependent upon the length of your trip—if your trip is going to be a few weeks in length then the cost of Single Trip cover approaches the cost of an Annual, Multi-trip plan (with geographic cover for Europe—including Ireland).

chart showing average cost of Single Trip travel insurance to Ireland

If you're deciding whether a Single Trip or Annual policy is better for you, it can help to check prices of both types of plans—for the Annual plan, be sure to include geographic cover for all of the locations you expect to visit in the next 12 months.

Before committing to an Annual, Multi-trip policy, however, be sure to check the maximum trip length that is covered by the plan. We frequently see a range from 17 days to 45 days. If your trip is longer than the maximum trip length on an Annual plan, your trip won't be covered at all under the policy.

Average Cost of Travel Insurance for Older Travellers to Ireland

In general, older travelers pay more for holiday cover than younger travellers, due to a higher risk of emergency medical claims and cancellation—regardless of destination. In fact, travel insurance costs can rise between 80% and 90% from your 20s to 60s for a healthy adult. Travellers in their 70s, however, pay around 2X the premium paid by someone in their 60s. Prices below reflect a 2-week-long trip to Ireland, booked 6 months in advance.

chart showing cost of travel insurance to Ireland for those aged in 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s
AgePremium
20s£14.77
30s£13.74
40s£14.68
50s£18.90
60s£27.95
70s£53.16

If you have any pre-existing conditions you can find more information in our article on the average cost of travel insurance for medical conditions.

Average Cost of Travel Insurance for Families Travelling to Ireland

Children often travel free on travel insurance plans, but this is not always the case. For a two-week-long trip to Ireland, it would cost around £31.29 to buy a Single Trip travel insurance policy for a family of four (3X the cost of an individual plan, on average). Buying an Annual, Multi-trip policy, the average cost of travel insurance) would be around £55 for European cover, or £89 for Worldwide cover excluding USA, Canada and the Caribbean.

chart showing the average cost of travel insurance to ireland for a family of 4
Cost of Travel Insurance to Ireland for a Family of FourSingle Trip Policy (2 weeks long)Annual, Multi-trip Policy (Europe)Annual, Multi-trip Policy (Worldwide, excl. USA, CAN & Carib.)
Individual£10.80£21.45£44.42
Family of Four£31.29£55.06£89.09

Average Cost of Optional Gadget Cover for Travel Insurance

The average cost of optional gadget cover on travel insurance policies is £13.50 for Single Trip policies and £34.80 for Annual, Multi-trip policies. Typically, the cost of optional gadget cover is the same anywhere, regardless of destination; instead, the amount of cover, the length of your trip and/or the type of plan are major factors determining the price of gadget cover.

chart showing the cost of optional gadget cover for travel insurance for £1,000, £2,000 and £3,000 of cover, for both Single trip plans and Annual, Multi-trip plans

Optional Gadget Cover is not available on all travel insurance plans but, where offered, will provide financial protection against the loss, theft or damage to items like your mobile phone, tablet and laptop up to a certain amount.

If you are interested in purchasing additional gadget cover, it is available from a number of travel insurance providers including: Admiral, CoverForYou, Debenhams Travel Insurance Review, Insure & Go, Sainsbury's Bank and Travelinsurance.co.uk, quotes for which can be found using the search button below.

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The guidance on this site is based on our own analysis and is meant to help you identify options and narrow down your choices. We do not advise or tell you which product to buy; undertake your own due diligence before entering into any agreement. Read our full disclosure here.