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Old Mar 3, 12, 6:37 pm   #1
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Israeli visiting russia

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
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Old Mar 3, 12, 7:58 pm   #2
  
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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 required.
- 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;
Additional Information:
(...)
- 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.
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Old Mar 4, 12, 9:06 am   #3
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