Here's a handy list of practical Israel travel tips for your upcoming visit.
Before I travel, I am always looking for all that essential information to prepare for my trip. You know, things like: when are the local banking holidays, do I need a visa, what's the weather, what's the time difference from where I live, what is the local currency, and more...
Use our list below of common questions that crop up when traveling to Israel.
Click on each of the specific answers you need, or browse down the page and read them all.
If you want to know when is the best season to visit Tel Aviv, what kind of clothes to bring and what weather to expect year round, visit our page on Weather in Tel Aviv by Season.
Or click to find what is the Tel Aviv Weather Right Now, where you can get the current weather conditions including the temperature in both Fahrenheit and Celsius, wind and humidity conditions and the chances of rain.
Click here to see the local time in Israel.
You can also see a list of time differences between some of the major cities of the the world and Israel.
Whether you are coming on business or pleasure, you need to check exactly when are the local holidays in Israel.
It's really important to find out before your make your travel plans.
Israel is the only country in the world that celebrates primarily Jewish holidays, which can certainly influence your travel plans. On many of these holidays, there is no public transporation, banks are closed and sometimes attractions and landmarks maybe have different hours of operations.
So don't neglect it. Read up on the upcoming local Israel holidays.
Do you need a visa to enter Israel?
Learn more in our Visa Israel Information page to find out current visa, passport and other travel document that Israel requires for visitors from your country.
Israel's currency is called a 'sheke'l. Sometimes you will see it listed as NIS, which stands for New Israeli Shekel or as ILS.
Learn more about the Israeli Shekel, where to exchange money in Israel, how much cash to bring, and important information on the Israeli currency.
To find out about the the plug and voltage requirements in Israel, visit our page about the Israel Electric Plug Requirements.
Before your trip, you may want to catch up on Israeli local news.
The most popular online news site in English is YNET, from the long running print paper in Israel, Yediot Aharonot. YNET version in English
For a comprehensive list of Israel portals focusing on news, current affairs, general content and more, read all about Israel Online Newspapers.
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Essential Israel Travel Tips