Do EU citizens need travel insurance when visiting Israel?
The time between entry and exit is 10 days.
Country of departure: Bulgaria
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According to this travel insurance site, which was last updated this August, travel insurance is not required by the nation of Israel for EU citizens, but of course it is usually highly recommended regardless of where you are travelling.
Consequently, we are frequently asked whether travel insurance is required for trips to Israel. The answer is no.
Israel is not part of the Schengen zone, so travel insurance does not need to be Schengen visa-compliant when traveling there. However, if Israel is but one stop and other stops on your trip include countries that are part of the Schengen area, you may still need to purchase a Schengen visa-compliant plan. Only citizens of certain countries are required to obtain Schengen visas when visiting any of the 26 member countries.
Many sites, including government sites like gov.uk, specifically note that health care in Israel is very expensive and you will be required to pay for your bills when you leave the country.
Hospitals will insist on payment and may take legal action to delay departure until bills are met. Make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment abroad and repatriation.
So although not technically required by the Israeli government for EU citizens, it is very highly advisable that you do purchase insurance.