Originally Posted by flymanbeast
I got a flight to russia in 3 weeks i will be flying from madrid on aeroflot.Do i have to purchase health insurance for those 2-3 days? or would i not need to
Flymanbeast, this is what Timatic says:
National Israel (IL) /Destination Russian Fed. (RU)
- Passport and/or passport replacing documents must be valid on arrival.
Visa required, except for A max. stay of 90 days:
- for holders of normal passports issued to nationals of Israel;
- Visitors are strongly recommended to hold a health/travel insurance to cover for any medical expenses.
While I've never heard about foreigners being asked for a proof of insurance at the Russian immigration control in SVO, I would still strongly recommend you to buy a short term coverage online. I'm new to this forum, so I'm not sure if posting links here is allowed, but if you google 'HCCMIS', you'll definitely find a company I always use for short term travel coverage. It will cost you only a couple of dollars and you'll get a proof of insurance online right away.
Mind that decent medical services might be quite costly in Russia, so having an insurance coverage in such a case might be a great relief.