Israel travel insurance

Modern yet ancient, stunningly beautiful yet raw, Israel should not to be missed from your must-see list of holiday destinations.

Bear in mind that as Israel is not part of Europe, you will be entirely responsible for your health while you are there. Therefore, you could find a trip to the hospital very expensive if you have the misfortune to need emergency treatment while you are away. What’s more, if you can’t pay, hospitals will often take legal action to delay your departure until your bills are met. A good travel insurance policy is therefore vital, particularly if you have a pre-existing medical condition and experience a related complication while you are away.

Staysure provide quality travel insurance for Israel, whether or not you have a pre-existing medical condition and all our policies include emergency medical and dental treatment, repatriation and loss or theft of luggage. You will need to complete a quick, easy medical screening process to declare any medical conditions you have, so that you are correctly insured if you need to make a claim.

Our Comprehensive policies include cancellation and curtailment if you have to cancel your trip due to illness before you depart. You’ll also be covered in Israel for hospital treatment and if you need new flights home, hospital allowances, extra accommodation or even wish to fly your children home with a competent adult due to your hospitalisation, you will be covered. You can add on many other types of cover to your Comprehensive policy to suit the level of insurance you need.  This cover can also be added to a Basics policy for a small extra cost.

Staysure’s 24-hour medical assistance team is also on hand to sort out any medical arrangements you may need to make in Hebrew if necessary – a useful round-the-clock service which takes away the hassle and worry of dealing in a different time zone and a country where you have little or no local knowledge.

We are proud of our award winning services and take the time to listen and provide all our customers with exactly the kind of cover they need for their holiday. Our travel insurance experts will gladly help you get the cover you need – simply give them a call on 0844 692 8444^ or get a quote online. 

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Israel travel information

Remember that it is for the Israeli authorities to determine your right of entry. You should expect lengthy, in-depth questioning and baggage searches when you are entering and leaving Israel.
It is not uncommon for security officials to inspect your laptop and electrical items, insisting that they are put in the baggage hold. You may also be required to pay a deposit when you arrive with valuable personal items such as computers or cameras, to be refunded upon your departure.
Before you travel to Israel, make sure you consult the Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel pages for the latest advice and safety information on travelling to Israel.

Tourist Visas

You do not need a visa for stays up to three months. Instead you will be given an entry card to keep with your passport until you depart.
Your passport will need to be valid for a minimum of six months from your date of entry to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Vaccinations

It is recommended that you consult with your doctor at least six to eight weeks before you travel and he/she will assess your particular health risks to recommend any vaccines you may need to take.

Currency

Israel’s unit of currency is the Shekel (NIS) which is divided into Agorot.

Try to avoid exchange counters at the airport as their rates are notoriously poor. However, ATMs give standard rates and generally accept PLUS, Visa, Cirrus and MasterCard. Before you leave, make sure you get confirmation from your bank that you will be able to use your card in Israel and how much commission will be charged.

Traveller’s cheques are not widely used in Israel, while credit cards are favoured as forms of payment. But bear in mind you will be paying interest and transaction fees each time you use your credit card. If you are exchanging traveller’s cheques, you can do so at money changers or banks but they will not offer the best exchange rates.

The most widely accepted credit cards are Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Diners Club is sometimes accepted but it is not as universally acknowledged.

Banking hours vary from bank to bank but you will generally find them open from Sunday to Friday 08:30 to 12:30 and from Monday to Thursday 16:00 to 17:00.

Looking for Travel Insurance?

For your Israel travel insurance quote, simply apply online or speak to one of our travel insurance experts on 0844 692 8444 who will gladly guide you to the right policy for your needs.

All travel insurance provided by Staysure is subject to agreement from our underwriter. Terms and conditions apply, details of which can be found within the Policy Document.

Staysure’s travel insurance policies for specific destinations come under the umbrella of travel insurance and as such are not individual policies exclusively for a said country.

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