Traveling to Israel

Last updated: 07/27/2021

Israel Travel Insurance Requirements

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the government in Israel has made it a requirement for all foreign visitors to have health insurance that includes coverage for Covid-19. Travelers will be required to present proof of coverage in order to gain entry into the country. However, there is not a specific dollar amount of coverage that is required.

In addition to this coverage, travelers must pass multiple PCR tests. It is required to present a negative result from a test 72 hours before departure. Travelers must take an additional test upon their arrival in Israel.

Squaremouth’s Travel Insurance Recommendations

Due to the requirements implemented by Israel’s government, all foreign travelers heading to Israel should buy a travel insurance policy with the Emergency Medical and Medical Evacuation benefits. Most policies available on with these benefits cover Covid-19.

Because there isn’t a specific amount required, Squaremouth recommends travelers buy a policy with at least $50,000 in Emergency Medical coverage, and at least $100,000 in Medical Evacuation coverage. These are separate benefits that offer coverage in different situations. Emergency Medical can reimburse travelers for the cost of treatment during their trip, such as hospital fees and physician services. Medical Evacuation can cover the cost of an evacuation to the nearest hospital in the event of an emergency.

Many travelers visiting Israel may also have a high trip cost. In this case, we recommend a comprehensive policy with Trip Cancellation coverage. This benefit can reimburse 100% of a traveler’s prepaid and non-refundable trip cost if they need to cancel for a covered reason, such as contracting Covid-19 or another illness. Comprehensive policies have other coverage as well, including benefits for travel delays and luggage.

Travel Trends and Data

Israel has consistently been one of the 10 most popular destinations for travelers, according to Squaremouth sales data. Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, it has become an even more popular destination.


Destination Rank: 6

Percentage of Squaremouth Sales: 2.67%

Average Premium: $162.69

Average Trip Cost: $1,899.61

Squaremouth Analytics compares thousands of travel insurance policies purchased pre- and post-pandemic to identify changes and trends in the travel insurance industry. For more Israel travel insurance trend data, please contact one of our travel insurance experts.

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