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Canada and Israel enjoy an awesome bilateral relationship with each other in several strategic areas based on mutual cooperation. The two countries have strong political, social, cultural, economic, and people-to-people ties.

Up to 35,000 Canadians live in Israel and about 90,000 Canadians travel to Israel on a yearly basis. Due to the informal ties between Canada and Israel, the two countries enjoy profound cooperation in terms of business, tourism, culture, and philanthropy.

Most Canadians love to visit Israel for education, tourism, and business. The cost of living in Israel could be very high, including the cost of healthcare. When visiting Israel for any purpose, you need to have Israel travel insurance or private medical insurance to protect yourself and your loved ones while away from home.

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Basic Information About Israel

Some important information on Israel Travel Insurance that we think you’ll want to know before you travel.

Name Value
Currency Israeli new shekel
Most common languages spoken Hebrew, Arabic and Modern Standard Arabic
Capital Jerusalem
Continent Asia (Middle East)
Population Approx. 8.7 million
Plug type Plug type C and H
Driving side Right-hand side
  • Spring – March to May
  • Summer – June to August
  • Autumn – September to November
  • Winter – December to February
Laws Local laws and customs


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Israel Security Measures for travelers

The decision to travel to Israel is your choice and you are responsible for your personal security and safety abroad. However, we provide you with our Travel Advice to help you to stay safe and make an informed decision when traveling to Israel.

Risk Level

Israel – Exercise a high degree of caution

The security situation in Israel might change rapidly, so you should exercise a high degree of caution.

  • Due to the continuing conflict between Israel and Gaza Strip-based terrorists such as Hamas and the possible resumption of armed hostilities, avoid all travel to Gaza Strip
  • Due to the unpredictable security situation, avoid non-essential travel to the West Bank excluding Ramallah, Jericho, and Bethlehem.
  • Due to the risk of rocket and mortar fire, gunfire and military activity, avoid non-essential travel to Israel border with Gaza Strip.
  • Avoid all travel to Israel border with Syria excluding the urban communities of Buq’ata, Majdal Shams, and Mas’ada.
  • Avoid all travel to Israel border with Egypt excluding the town of Eilat.
  • Avoid all travel to Israel border with Lebanon.

Entry / Exit requirements

Every country and territory decides who passes through its borders (whether entry or exit), Israel is not exempted. Also, the Government of Canada does not have the right to intervene on your behalf if you fail to meet the requirements for exit and entry in Israel.

The information on this page was obtained from the Israeli authorities, however, it can change at any time. Moreover, you can verify the information with foreign diplomatic missions and consulates in Canada.


The passport you hold and use for travel determines your entry and exit requirement to Israel. Find out about the passport requirements from your transportation company before you travel.

  • Regular Canadian Passport – You must hold a hold a passport valid for a minimum of six months beyond the date you intend leave Israel.
  • Passport for official travel – Different rules may apply. Learn more about official travel here.
  • Other travel documents – The applicable entry rules may vary when traveling with an emergency travel document or a temporary passport. Check with the closest diplomatic mission for Israel before you leave.

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Israel Healthcare

There are both public and private healthcare centers and services in Israel. The healthcare facilities in Israel have a high standard and the cost of medical treatment could be very expensive. Also, some hospitals might expect you to make cash payment. This means that you need to have enough money to cater for costs and the right Israel travel insurance in place when you travel.

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Israel Travel Insurance News

Israel is one of the popular travel destinations for Canadians but Canadians should be wary of the simmering violence in several parts of the Middle East country.

Canadians in Israel have been urged to avoid all travel to some parts of Israel due to the heightened violence in those areas. While Canadians are advised to avoid non-essential travels to the West Bank and the Israeli border with Gaza Strip, the updated travel advisory advised Canadians to avoid all travels to the Gaza Strip, parts of the Golan Heights bordering Syria, the border between Israel and Egypt, and within 500 meters of the Israel border with Lebanon.

Furthermore, Canadians are also advised to exercise a high degree of caution in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jericho, and Ramallah due to the unstable security situation in those areas.

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Israel Travel Insurance FAQ

Do you need a Visa for travelling to Israel?

Canadians do not require a visa to travel to Israel for tourism provided the traveler will stay in Israel for less than 90 days. Also, if you are traveling to Israel for business or education, you don’t need a business visa or a student visa. However, a work visa is required if you are traveling for work and the visa must be arranged by an Israeli employer.

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Can I buy multiple travel insurance policies?

Canadian travelers to Israel can buy more than one travel insurance policies if they are not satisfied with the benefits and features offered by a single policy. However, you are not allowed to double dip when purchasing multiple policies.

Does travel insurance cover doctor visits?

Israel travel insurance policies cover outpatient services including doctor visits. This will provide coverage if you need to visit a doctor when you travel to Israel.

Can I buy travel insurance the day I leave?

Some insurers now offer usage-based policies that can be purchased on the go. These policies also provide easy management and put the insured in control. Such policies can be purchased the day you leave Canada to Israel or even after. However, most insurers offer coverage that can be purchased before the day you leave.

How long does a travel insurance claim take?

The type of claim you intend to make determines the length of time that might be required. However, you should receive an outcome within 10 to 14 business days if you supply your insurer with the necessary documents for the claim.

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