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General Information

The official language of Israel is Hebrew.

The national currency of Israel is New shekel (₪‎) (ILS).

1 ILS equals  .
equals  ILS.

Location

Israel

The distance from to Israel is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Israel. Exercise increased caution in Israel due to terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

The criminality index of Israel is 30. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 100 to call the police in Israel.

LGBT

Israel has a score of 7 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Israel ranks #23 worldwide.

There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) events in Israel. Israeli anti-discrimination laws protect LGBTI individuals. Acceptance and tolerance of LGBTI people varies throughout the country and from neighborhood to neighborhood. As of August 2014, the Law of Return allows that same-sex spouses of Jews immigrating to Israel –known as "making Aliyah" -- are eligible to make Aliyah with their spouses and receive Israeli citizenship.,, The legal systems in the West Bank and Gaza Strip are based on the 1960 Jordanian penal code which prohibits consensual same-sex sexual activity. However, the Palestinian Authority (PA) has not prosecuted individuals suspected of such activity. Societal discrimination based on cultural and religious traditions is commonplace, making the West Bank and Gaza challenging environments for LGBTI persons. Some Palestinians have claimed PA security officers harassed, abused, and sometimes arrested LGBTI individuals because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. NGOs reported Hamas also harassed and detained persons in Gaza due to their sexual orientation or gender identity.,, LGBTI travelers are encouraged to remain vigilant and aware of their surroundings, especially when entering religious or socially conservative areas.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to Israel should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Israel:

  • Hepatitis A

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
  • Typhoid
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Israel to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Israel differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Israel, the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type C
  • Type H
  • Type M
Weather

The temperature difference between Israel and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

No precipitation throughout the week.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 63–85°F  /  17–29°C 46% 0%
Sat November 09 63–83°F  /  17–29°C 60% 1%
Sun November 10 60–85°F  /  15–29°C 50% 4%
Mon November 11 64–85°F  /  18–29°C 35% 1%
Tue November 12 62–84°F  /  16–29°C 40% 1%
Wed November 13 60–82°F  /  16–28°C 54% 0%
Thu November 14 61–82°F  /  16–28°C 62% 3%
Fri November 15 58–80°F  /  15–27°C 68% 2%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 06:02 am and sets at 04:48 pm. This equates to 10.8 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Israel, it is in . When the sun sets in Israel, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Israel is 12.40 ILS. Every kilometer costs an additional 3.20 ILS. Every hour of waiting time costs 88.20 ILS.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Israel.

The minimum driving age is 16 years for motorcycles, 16 years 6 months with driving teacher, 16 years 9 months for cars.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 6.00 ILS in Israel.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 35.63 ILS.

The minimum age to purchase alcohol in Israel is 18.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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