Ireland Healthcare and Money

By | May 9, 2022

Health care


Vaccination needed receipt required
Eat Drink no
malaria no
typhus no
cholera no
yellow fever no


The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is valid for nationals of EU and EFTA countries. The EHIC regulates care and reimbursement of costs in the event of illness for EU and EFTA citizens. If you are ill, you use the EHIC to contact a General Medical Services (GMS) doctor and tell him that you would like to be treated as a member of the Irish Health Service (“I would like to be treated under the Irish Health Services.”). The EHIC does not include repatriation after a serious illness or an accident abroad. Statutory health insurance companies are not allowed to offer this service. Only private travel insurance companies pay for return transport. It is therefore recommended that you take out health insurance abroad for the duration of your stay, which covers risks that are not covered by statutory health insurance companies. Temporary provider is the Irish Health Service. Free treatment is only guaranteed within this framework. Temporary provider is the Irish Health Service. Free treatment is only guaranteed within this framework. Temporary provider is the Irish Health Service. Free treatment is only guaranteed within this framework. Check directoryaah for more information.

Other risks

The standard vaccinations for children and adults recommended by the Robert Koch Institute (including against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), mumps, measles, rubella, pneumococci, poliomyelitis and influenza) should be carried out or refreshed before the trip if necessary. Hepatitis B occurs. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given during longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general. The vaccination recommendation against meningococcal meningitis for children and adolescents currently applies to long-term stays or special exposure.

Health certificate

In Ireland and other EU countries, proof of the COVID vaccination status with the paper vaccination card is valid in addition to the digital COVID-19 vaccination card (EU Digital COVID Certificate). Ireland accepts Swiss COVID Certificate.



1 euro = 100 cents. Currency code: €, EUR (ISO code). Banknotes come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euros, coins in denominations of 1 and 2 euros and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents.

Credit cards

Mastercard, American Express and Visa are accepted throughout Ireland. In the case of other credit cards, the issuer should be asked before the trip whether they can be used as a means of payment. Further details from the issuer of the relevant credit card.


Girocard With the Girocard (formerly EC card) such as the Maestro card, V Pay or Sparcard and PIN number, cash can be withdrawn from ATMs in the national currency throughout Europe. In many European countries it is also possible to pay with a debit card in shops. Cards with the Cirrus, V-Pay or Maestro symbol are accepted throughout Europe. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.

Travelers cheques

Traveller’s checks are no longer available in Germany and Switzerland and are hardly available in Austria. Travelers checks can only be cashed in Ireland in Dublin and in Cork in a few exchange offices. They should be made out in euros, British pounds sterling or US dollars.

Bank opening hours

Mon, Tue, Wed and Fri 9.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m., Thu 9.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. Some banks are also open on Saturday mornings. Opening hours may vary depending on the size and location of the bank.

Foreign exchange regulations

For travelers within and from outside the EU, there are no restrictions on the import or export of national and foreign currencies, but there is an obligation to declare funds with an equivalent value of €10,000 or more (in addition to cash, funds also include travelers cheques, savings books, other currencies, to third parties checks drawn, the true value of precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum (gold coins containing at least 90 percent gold grade, uncoined gold in the form of bars, nuggets or nuggets containing at least 99.5 percent gold grade), precious stones (but not jewelry). )).


Code Symbol Exchange rates (no guarantee)
EUR 1 EUR = 1.00 €
1 CHF = 1.19 €
1 USD = 0.96 €

Ireland Money