The Six Nations Championship kicks off in February 2019 as the Irish team seeks to defend their title on the road to the Rugby World Cup. Whether you’re travelling to support the team in Scotland, Italy or Wales, follow these simple travel tips to stay TravelWise while away.
Check your passport now and ensure it is valid for the duration of your intended travel. Make a copy of it and email it to yourself and a family member at home, in case it gets lost or stolen and you need replacement travel documents.
If you’re hiring a car, we advise you not to hand over your passport as a form of security. If you allow your passport to be photocopied, keep it in your sight at all times.
Before travelling, we strongly recommends that you obtain your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
As an Irish resident, this entitles you to receive healthcare in the public health systems of all countries of the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland if you become ill or injured while on a temporary stay there.
Familiarise yourself with the Department’s latest travel advice for the country you are visiting and information on the different regions, laws and customs. Plan your travel itinerary and book accommodation well in advance.
You can also download our free TravelWise App, available to download on iOS and Android, which offers quick access to all emergency consular contacts, trusted travel advice for 200 countries and country-specific alerts. As all content is available offline, there are no additional roaming fees.
Familiarise yourself with the local laws and customs. You can learn a lot from our comprehensive travel advice.
Avoid unnecessary risks – steer clear of trouble, drink responsibly and behave respectfully when engaging with local authorities, including local law enforcement agencies.
Win, lose or draw, let your family and friends know that you’re ok. Call, text or post on social media, and ensure your loved ones have information about your itinerary and travel plans.