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Israel Insurance

Specialist Israel insurance may be needed if you are planning to work in the Occupied Palestinian territories. While the risk of terrorist attack is relatively low in most of Israel, the security situation in Gaza, the Golan Heights, the West Bank and East Jerusalem presents a significant threat. Make sure your Israel insurance is appropriate to where you going and what you intend to do.

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Israel insurance – quick facts

  • There is a high risk of terrorism in certain areas
  • International Health insurance in Israel is advised, along with cover for emergency evacuation, especially if you are travelling to the Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Demonstrations and violent incidents can occur without warning in East Jerusalem and the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Potential dangers in Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories

Since it was created in 1948, the state of Israel has been at the centre of Middle Eastern conflict. Though much of the country is safe to visit and work in, there are serious security issues for anyone visiting or operating in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Be aware that if FCDO advice is against travel to a certain area, visitors there will probably find that standard Israel travel insurance is inadequate or even invalid. 

In Gaza, the West Bank and along the Lebanese border the situation is often tense and can suddenly deteriorate. There is a risk of becoming caught up in Palestinian attacks and Israeli air strikes and armed incursions. There is also a risk of kidnapping by groups within these areas who are specifically targeting westerners.

Healthcare in Israel is of a very high standard, though it is expensive and the authorities have been known to prevent visitors leaving the country until their bill is settled. Comprehensive international Health insurance is a must, as is cover for evacuation by air ambulance as the cost of this can be incredibly high.

If you have business ventures in Israel, you might like to consider Trade and Political Risk insurance to cover you against unforeseen risks caused by civil unrest or government actions out of your control.

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Advice from the FCDO

The Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) in the UK regularly updates its advice to British travellers about immediate risks.

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