Do I need to have Health Insurance? What about Travel Insurance?
It is essential that you travel with your own Travelers and Health Insurance in addition to the Health Insurance that is provided by your Trip Organizer. During your 10-day Taglit-Birthright Israel trip, you are required to have your own health insurance policy. Your Trip Organizer provides you with a basic travelers health insurance policy that does NOT cover pre-existing conditions. If you are not insured on your own or if your local insurance policy does not cover you in Israel, then you need to arrange for your own insurance policy.
In addition, you may want to purchase travel insurance that covers the following:
- Insurance in case your connecting flight is delayed or cancelled
- Insurance in case you need to cancel the trip due to a family medical emergency
- Insurance in case your baggage is lost, damaged, or stolen