Travel Insurance

The University provides Emergency Travel Insurance Cover for Staff and Postgraduates traveling abroad on University business and undergraduate students who are traveling on an approved programme abroad under the supervision of an academic department.  The insurance cover is only effective if prior notification has been received by the Health & Safety Office.   The insurance covers trips up to 30 days.   Trips over 30 days must be advised to the Insurers by the Health & Safety Office.    An additional premium may be required which is paid by the Department undertaking the trip.    The insurance does not cover any other persons accompanying staff, postgraduates or students when traveling abroad.  The insurance is provided for University business only, e.g. travel to destination, cover while on University business and travel back to Ireland.

If you are planning a trip abroad on University business or are organising a trip for undergraduates please complete the  Travel Insurance Application Form and send it to the Health & Safety Office giving as much prior notice as possible.

If you are planning to travel outside Europe or USA it is essential that you give adequate notice so we can confirm cover for your travel.  Your destination will be checked and confirmation received from the Insurers that you are covered.   In some instances an extra premium may be levied.

Countries not covered by the University Travel Policy are listed below:

AFGANISTAN
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
CUBA
IRAN
LIBERIA
MALI
NORTH KOREA
SOMALIA
SUDAN
SOUTH SUDAN
SYRIA
YEMEM

Prior approval must be received from underwriters to cover travel to the countries listed above.  This list is not exhaustive, please contact the Health & Safety Office for clarification if you are travelling to any destination outside Europe or the USA.

A submission must be made to our brokers regarding any travel to the countries below which are classified as sanctioned territories.
 
Afghanistan
Belarus
Burundi
Central African Republic
Cuba
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Egypt
Eritrea
Iran
Iraq
Lebanon
Libya
North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)
Republic of Guinea-Bissau
Republic of Guinea (Guinea-Conakry)
Russian Federation
Serbia
Somalia
South Sudan
Sudan
Syria
Tunisia
Ukraine (inc Crimea)
Venezuela
Yemen
Zimbabwe

The penalties for breaching sanctions are severe.  Please see note on sanctions.

In the event of an emergency or medical problem please contact Healix Assistance:
24 Hour Emergency Assistance
Tel:  Access Code + 44 208 763 3315
Email:  internationalhealthcare@healix.com

The travel policy is with RSA the policy no. PP93091310 and please refer to the summary below;
  Travel Insurance Summary

If you have any further queries please contact:
Health & Safety Office,
Lyreen Building (Old Computer Centre)
South Campus,
Maynooth University.
Phone: 01 7086251 or 01 7084720.
Email:  Health & Safety