Security and health

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Smartraveller site provides advice for business travellers and tourists going to Ireland. This is regularly updated, and should be checked before planning travel.

It is strongly recommended that Australian travellers take out comprehensive travel insurance that will cover any overseas medical costs, before their departure. They should confirm that their insurance covers them for the whole time they will be away and check what circumstances and activities are / are not included in their policy.

It is also recommended that Australian travellers consult Smartraveller to provide greater protection in case of an emergency.


Check Smartraveller before travelling for current travel advice. Be sure not to leave baggage unattended in public places as this can cause a security alert. Take normal business precautions in your dealings with Irish companies.


There is a reciprocal health agreement between Australia and Ireland for basic care; however, it is recommended you have private travel insurance with health cover.