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The sudden death of a loved one is one of the most terrible tragedies we may face in life. If it happens while you are abroad, the distress and heartbreak is further compounded by the stress of being away from home. You may be enjoying a deserved break away one minute and plunged into grief the next.
Not only do you have an awful loss to cope with but you are away from your support network of family and friends and the familiarity of home. Depending on where you are in the world there may be a language barrier and very different processes when it comes to treating an unexpected death. Fortunately there is help to repatriate the remains of your loved one back to Ireland.
Recent statistics from the Department of Foreign Affairs show about 5 Irish people a week passed away while they were abroad last year, for a variety of reasons.
Here are the steps to take if a loved one has died abroad:
Losing a loved one in tragic circumstances while away from home is devastating. Make sure you have the travel insurance you need to ensure you are not left with a financial burden on top of the grief.