Visas and Health in Israel

Whatever the reason you choose to travel to Israel, consider taking out travel or expatriate health insurance for you and your family. You will leave with peace of mind and can prevent financial, health, and legal risks that would arise unexpectedly. Guarantees for repatriation, hospitalization, civil liability and other emergency medical expenses are essential, regardless of your destination.


Political regime: Parliamentary democracy
Capital: Jerusalem
Area: 22,072 sq km
Population: 8.712 million
Languages spoken: Hebrew, Arabic
Currency: New Shekel

Visas Israel

If you are a French national, you do not need a visa for a tourist stay of less than or equal to three months. All you need is your passport, which is valid for at least six months. Warning: You must be able to justify a return or continuation ticket (with visas or residence permit for the country of return or continuation if necessary).

French Consulate General in Jerusalem
5 Paul Emile Botta Street – PO box 182 – 91001 Jerusalem
Tel: 972 625 94 81 (83)
Fax: 972 625 91 78
Email: diplomat@france-jeru.org

French Embassy in Tel Aviv
112 Herbert Samuel Drive BP 3480 – 6357231 Tel Aviv – Israel
TV: 972 520 85 00
Fax: 972 520 83 40
Email: diplomatie@ambafrance-il.org

Israeli Embassy in Paris
3 Rabelais Street – 75008 Paris
Email: info@amb-israel.fr

Vaccines and Security in Israel


  • Compulsory vaccines and certificates: The HIV certificate is required for stays of more than 90 days.
  • Recommended vaccines and certificates: the vaccines mentioned in the vaccine schedule to be updated, namely: hepatitis A and B, rabies, typhoid.
  • Local diseases: the main risks for foreigners (related to the environment, insects, animals, food and drink)

Health insurance in Israel

Why take international health insurance when traveling or residing in Israel? Simply because health spending quickly reaches very high amounts abroad. On the other hand, health insurance is compulsory in Israel in order to be covered in a public or private institution. In addition, the repatriation guarantee is an essential criterion. In the event of a serious accident it is sometimes necessary to carry out a medicalized repatriation to the nearest medical center or to the country of residence. Depending on where you are at the time of the accident, and depending on the medical prognosis, it may be necessary to charter a helicopter or a medicalized aircraft.

Mondassur supports you in your choice of international health insurance by helping you compare the different offers on the market. Depending on your profile, we will be able to offer you different travel, international student and expatriate insurance packages.

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