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:
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
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.
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)
Republic of Guinea-Bissau
Republic of Guinea (Guinea-Conakry)
Ukraine (inc Crimea)
The penalties for breaching sanctions are severe. Please see note on sanctions.
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)
Phone: 01 7086251 or 01 7084720.
Email: Health & Safety