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E111 forms or Travel Insurance???

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  • 12-08-2008 7:13pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 684 ✭✭✭


    Right,

    I'm organising for a group to go to Wales to participate in a week long camp.

    The group; eight youth under 18 and 6 adults, will be partaking in activities like rock climbing etc... now I'm away off this Saturday and someone told me about the E111 forms, I was about to book travel insurance for them, I was just wondering do I need to get the e111 forms or will the travel insurance cover it?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,924 ✭✭✭✭BuffyBot


    There is no such thing as an E111 anymore.

    You need an EHIC (www.ehic.ie). While not essential for treatment in the UK, it should be got. It's NOT a replacement for Travel Insurance, and certainly not with young people involved.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,089 ✭✭✭✭P. Breathnach


    E111 is out of date.

    The new system is EHIC. See http://www.ehic.ie/ . You have probably left it too late, but read the FAQ about getting temporary cover.

    I take it that you are aware that ordinary travel insurance does not always cover activities like rock climbing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 684 ✭✭✭donegalgirl28


    Ah ****e. :(

    If I got travel insurance that did cover activites like that would it still be alright?

    I read the FAQs and it said I can only get one per person.


  • Registered Users Posts: 684 ✭✭✭donegalgirl28


    BuffyBot wrote: »
    There is no such thing as an E111 anymore.

    You need an EHIC (www.ehic.ie). While not essential for treatment in the UK, it should be got. It's NOT a replacement for Travel Insurance, and certainly not with young people involved.


    I chck at http://www.ehic.ie/apply.htm and they said,
    UK (the Card is not essential for access to necessary healthcare in the UK – proof of residency in Ireland is sufficient)

    So if I got travel insurance that included activites, it wouldn't be too much of a problem would it?


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,089 ✭✭✭✭P. Breathnach


    I had a look at the FAQ again. The first time I looked, I was simply checking what I already suspected -- that you had not enough time to get cards. I saw this:

    "Do I need a Card to get healthcare while on a visit to the UK?

    No. You can get healthcare if needed during a temporary stay in the UK by giving proof of residency in Ireland. There is no need for a Card, although your Card will of course be sufficient to access such treatment."

    So that eases the problem for you.

    Now all you need to do is sort a suitable travel insurance policy, and try (just for everybody's convenience) to stop people from falling off mountains.

    [You figured it out about a minute faster than I did!]

    As general policy, I think everybody who might travel should have a EHIC. It costs nothing, and you never know when you might need it.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 684 ✭✭✭donegalgirl28


    Yeah, I have one of those myself. Got it when I went on a school trip, didn't know what the freaking thing was.

    Cheers guys! Looks like it'll be alright, I'm gonna get travel insurance that covers what we'll be doing.


    Thanks again :D

    Oh P.S. It's not real mountains :P


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