Travel Insurance and Travel to Israel

From a travel insurance standpoint travel to Israel is like travel to any other tourist destination however, travel insurance is being impacted by the recent military action affecting the Gaza strip and the order issued yesterday, July 22, 2014, by the Federal Aviation Administration and continued today.  As of today, coverage is still available for travel to Israel but travelers should keep in mind that the following exclusions are common in all travel insurance policies:

  • declared or undeclared war, or any act of war;
  • any government regulation or prohibition;

So cancellations or interruptions caused either directly or indirectly by the military action or by the FAA prohibition will probably not be covered.

UPDATE:  Several hours after I posted this blog the FAA lifted the ban on flights to Tel Aviv (Ben Gurion Airport) effective 11:45PM EDT.


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