Are you coming to Israel for Passover? Travel insurance provides you with protection against medical costs. Many tourists arrive in Israel without any medical insurance or with a plan that requires tourists to pay out of pocket for any medical surprises while they are away. When tourists return home, they need to deal with the paperwork and bureaucracy to get reimbursed for medical expenses.
Medical problems and emergencies can happen anywhere, anytime. We cannot anticipate them with hundreds of thousands of tourists coming to Israel for Passover, the likelihood of medical problems arising increases. Some common unexpected medical expenses may include a bad sore throat, an emergency room visit for a broken leg from a fall, to a hospital stay for a heart attack or stroke. Each of these things happens every year to visitors coming in for the Passover holidays. The costs of seeing a doctor, buying medication, or a hospital stay adds up quickly.
In the case of an unexpected medical emergency, such as a stroke, travel plans may need to be changed to assure a safe return home. In some cases, doctors recommended extending stays in Israel for several weeks. Hospital bills, although nowhere near as high as in the US, can be costly.
In addition to having a medical problem on Passover, remember that the entire country, including hospitals, are in “holiday mode.” Due to many healthcare providers taking a vacation, emergency facilities are usually overcrowded, urgent care clinics are packed, and fewer medical staff members manage caseloads.
Travel insurance in Israel is affordable but does not include pre-existing medical problem coverage. If you don’t want to suffer a financial setback or deal with your insurance company, EMA Care can facilitate tourists purchasing Israeli travel insurance with the option of affordable EMA Care health services.
EMA Care services augment travel health policies by providing these services:
1. Health care advocacy a phone call away
2. Health care consultation for all questions, including the possibility of telemedicine consultations
3. Food allergy assistance (translating food labels) remotely
4. availability to attend emergency rooms, urgent care clinics, or even hospitalizations and help you get the best care available – even on Passover.
Don’t let your dream holiday visit to Israel be ruined by an unexpected medical crisis. Call EMA Care now to arrange travel insurance and travel assurance for your entire family.
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