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How to choose the best travel insurance policy

With so many types of travel insurance and levels of cover to choose from, it’s difficult to know which is best. Here’s how to find the right cover for your trip.

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Should you get single trip or annual travel insurance?

If you’re not sure which type of insurance to choose, take a look at the pros and cons of single trip and annual cover.

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How to get travel insurance as you get older

As you get older, finding the right cover for your holiday can be tricky and expensive. Here’s how to get the right travel insurance without paying more than you need to.

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What is backpacker travel insurance?

If you’re planning a gap year or a long holiday you may need to get specialist travel cover before your go. Here’s a closer look at backpacker insurance and what it offers.

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About travel insurance

Why compare travel insurance on is a free, impartial and independent price comparison service for the latest travel insurance deals in Ireland.

We’re here to help you choose the best travel insurance policy for your trip, whether that’s an all inclusive beach break to Spain or a backpacking adventure across South America.

We believe finding the right travel cover isn’t just about looking for the cheapest price, so we offer free independent advice on how to get the right cover for your trip abroad. has been helping consumers compare deals and save money since 2011. The service is completely free, without any catches or hidden costs - it’s So Simple, So Switch!

Do I really need travel insurance?

It might be tempting to take a gamble and not bother with travel insurance, but that could be a costly mistake.

Travel insurance offers valuable financial protection should something go wrong on your trip so you can truly relax while you’re away. It’s also usually more comprehensive than overseas private medical insurance or the personal possessions cover on your home insurance.

What type of travel insurance do you need?

That all depends - on you, where you’re going, what you’re doing and for how long.

Our guides help explain when you need to choose cover for a single trip, when an annual travel insurance policy is the right choice and when you’ll need to look for something more specialised like backpacker or winter sports travel cover.