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Before You Go

Recommended Vaccinations

The Israeli authorities – through which you must pass to enter the Palestinian Territories – do not require any vaccinations.

Health Insurance

Be aware that health insurance for Israel will generally not cover the Palestinian Territories, but some providers will offer cover for both.

In the Palestinian Territories

Availability & Cost of Health Care

Medical services available in the Palestinian Territories are not quite as advanced as in Israel, but you can rest assured that in an emergency a hospital in Israel is never too far away. Palestinian hospitals are by no means as bad as elsewhere in the Arab world, but as a foreigner you will need to pay upfront, in cash, and claim any costs back on insurance.

Tap Water

Most locals drink bottled water in the West Bank, which is cheap and sold everywhere.